Machu Picchu From a Civil Engineer's Perspective

September 29, 2009 — Topics ranging from Incan construction techniques to hydrology and foundation engineering at Machu Picchu will be explored on Friday at 2 p.m. in Olsson Hall room 120 at the University of Virginia.

The presentation, by U.Va. alumnus T. Andrew Earles, will provide an overview of research conducted in Peru over the past 15 years by Kenneth Wright and his colleagues at Wright Water Engineers and the Wright Paleohydrological Institute.

Earles has worked for Wright Water Engineers since earning his Ph.D. in civil engineering at U.Va. in 1999. He is a vice president with the company and works on projects related to hydrology, hydraulics, stormwater management and other urban water resources challenges.

The presentation, part of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar Series at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, is open to the University community. Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. in Thornton Hall room D204.

For information, contact the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at 434-924-7464 or