Monday, April 13, 2015 | By Lindsay Cashin
Students in CIVL 202 (Civil Engineering II) recently held a Poster-Showcase Celebration to present their completed Community-Based Experiential Learning (CBEL) Sustainability Projects. CIVL 202 aims to give students an understanding of the social and biophysical context of infrastructure and the impact of technologies on people, the economy, and the environment; and CBEL Sustainability Projects allow the students to apply this understanding while developing valuable project management and teamwork skills. Under the guidance of Dr. Susan Nesbit, teams of five or six students worked together, in partnership with a variety of local community organizations, to design concepts for sustainable responses to challenges and opportunities faced by these organizations. Some of the many excellent projects included: a design for an affordable, sustainable Vancouver condo building on principles of “The Blue Economy,” a proposal for a soilless microgreen growing system, and the identification of energy efficient opportunities for a new parks operations centre. Congratulations to the class on the successful completion of their projects!