Sarah Tavares is a civil engineering student at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA, studying under Prof. Hopcroft. Ms. Tavares is a native of Cape Verde and grew up speaking the Portuguese language as her first language. She was hand-picked and selected by Prof. Hopcroft to assist with the Portuguese translations due to her exceptional engineering and language skills.
This reference manual provides a list of approximately 300 technical terms and phrases common to environmental and civil engineering which non-English speakers often find difficult to understand in English. The manual provides the terms and phrases in alphabetical order, followed by a concise English definition, then a translation of the term in Portuguese and, finally, an interpretation or translation of the term or phrase in Portuguese.