Penn and Parker's Introduction to Infrastructure is comprehensive, balanced coverage of different aspects of civil engineering that shows interconnectedness of the different civil engineering disciplines. This 1st Edition covers a broad coverage of engineering disciplines, and introduction to ethics. Traditional technical topics (e.g. construction, environmental/water resources, geotechnical, etc.) are interwoven through the text and rather than treating these subdisciplines on a chapter-by-chapter basis, case studies will be used to emphasize their interconnectedness.
The text also features practical civil and environmental engineering applications, with level of technical rigor (e.g. rudimentary); a conversational tone, prompting the reader; problem-based; and Website accompanying text such as current infrastructure related news; and ordinances (parking, stormwater, etc.) from communities of various sizes and geographic locations to be used as the basis for textbook exercises.