The Latest Development in Civil Engineering

February 27, 2015

THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT IN CIVIL ENGINEERING is published to honor the 80th birthday of Prof. Wiratman Wangsadinata.  The long journey of Prof. Wiratman’s career is no doubt as what was delivered by Prof. Bambang Budiono in the profile section of this book. We are grateful and blessed of Prof. Wiratman’s long life which has been filled with various useful and outstanding achievements recognized by the society.

The organizer of this publication had invited his former students and colleagues who are currently the experts in their fields to contribute to this book. Various topics have been submitted to enrich this book with knowledge related to the state of the arts of civil engineering.

Prof. Wiratman is a lecturer at heart not only in campuses but also in his profession. With his spirit of continuous learning and teaching, it is difficult to imagine of what we have in this book not being shared with the general public. By publishing this book, we would like to continue that spirit of spreading knowledge particularly to the young generations of Civil Engineers. Our aim is to distribute this book to university libraries throughout Indonesia to be easily access by the students. It is also a means of passing the baton from older generation to the younger one.

Many people have been participated in this publication and we would like to express sincere thanks to all contributors; to the editor; to the book designer; to all parties involved who have made this publication an invaluable reference in civil engineering with a modern futuristic design that brings a youthful spirit to it. To the young engineers, as what Henry Ford said in his quote: “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young”.

So keep learning to stay young and happy reading.


Jakarta, February 2015
Ir. Melani D. Wangsadinata, M.Arch. IAI.