Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1983, Vol. 53, Issue 6, Pg. 38-40

Document Type: Feature article


EPCOT Center, perhaps the most elaborate and futuristic entertainment attraction in the world, is also a major achievement in such civil engineering-related disciplines as geotechnical, environmental, and structural engineering, land planning, and construction management. Construction of this billion dollar project was fast-tracked––from groundbreaking to opening day was a remarkable three years. This article reviews the major engineering accomplishments, including the 18-story fully spherical geosphere; the site development (on a sea of muck); the monorail system; and the energy pavilion, which is powered by photovoltaic cells.

Subject Headings: Structural engineering | Systems engineering | Geotechnical engineering | Environmental issues | Land use | Fast track construction | Reviews | Construction sites

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