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The discipline, art, skill and profession of applying scientific knowledge and principles to the design and manufacturing of machines, structures, devices, systems, materials and processes.

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safety evaluation earthquake (SEE)

Engineering; Civil engineering

The earthquake expressed in terms of magnitude and closest distance from the damsite or in terms of the characteristics of the time history of free-field ground motions for which ...

civil engineering

Engineering; Civil engineering

The science that deals with designing and building bridges, roads, dams, and other large structures.

glazed tiles

Engineering; Civil engineering

Tile with a fused impervious facial finish composed of ceramic materials fused to the body of the tile, which may be nonvitreous, vitreous or impervious. (2)

vitreous tiles

Engineering; Civil engineering

Tile with water absorption of more than 0.5 percent, but not more than 3.0 percent. (2)

unglazed tiles

Engineering; Civil engineering

A hard, dense tile of uniform composition throughout, deriving color and texture from the materials of which the body is made. (2)


Engineering; Civil engineering

A ceramic coating matured to the glassy state on ceramic tile. The term "glaze" also refers to the material or mixture from which the coating is made.

prestressed concrete

Engineering; Civil engineering

Method for controlling weakness in tension. It can be used to produce beams, floors or bridges. Type of reinforced concrete, in which steel bars are replaced by steel cables ...