A Preliminary Case for the Existence of Hurricane Alleys in the Gulf of Mexico
A review of hurricance intensity in the Gulf of Mexico suggests there are two alleys where hurricanes are roughly 20% more intense than elsewhere. This paper develops a physical basis for the alleys using...

Tailings Dam Engineer of Record (EoR): There's Nothing Conventional About It
Engineer of Record (EoR) is a simple and resolute concept that's applied throughout the western world for civil works construction. It's a term that fits in a nice neat box; it represents a single person...

Automated Vibration Monitoring for Construction Applications: A Retrospective and Current Practice or… Everything Is so Much Easier Now!
My career in vibration monitoring (VM) began in the late 1980s. At that time, the state of the practice was primarily focused on blasting operations, which was driven by a boom in highway construction...

Fit for the Kings
Golden 1 Center, the $550-million sports and entertainment complex recently constructed in Sacramento, California, for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, may set a new standard when it comes to being high tech—certainly...

Going Green Inside and Out
For some engineering firms, a focus on sustainability is not just one of the many services they offer their clients. It’s a critical tool—involving environmental, social, and economic benefits—that they...

Green Guardian
As part of a detailed flood control project, the City of Meriden, Connecticut, unearthed a hidden stretch of Harbor Brook, the waterway that passes through its downtown. Combining flood control and economic...

Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part B: Pavements
The Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part B: Pavements will contain technical and professional articles on the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of airport, roadway and other...

Engineering for Sustainable Communities: Principles and Practices, Edited by William E. Kelly, Barbara Luke, and Richard N. Wright. Reston, Virginia: ASCE Press, 2017

Fast Forward: Nurturing Nature
A zero-emission, zero-waste resort that joins facilities for ecotourism with those for scientific research is proposed as an antidote for overfishing, mass tourism, and pollution in the Philippines....

Deep Mixing Grows Up: The Evolution of Deep-Mixing Technology in the U.S. Market over the Last Decade
Over the last decade, deep mixing in the U.S. market has grown from being something of a mystery into a reliable ground modification technology that can be designed rationally, implemented with capable...

Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering
What Can It Do for You?
There's been a lot of talk, and some confusion, lately about performance-based earthquake engineering (PBEE). Many geotechnical engineers wonder -- what is it, how does it differ from what I've been doing,...

Hydrologic and Hydraulic Design Methods
Computational methods for hydrologic analysis, hydraulic functions, and treatment capacity of permeable pavements vary depending on the complexity of the design and level of detail in...

Extreme Wave-Force Calculation Procedure for 20th Edition of API RP-2A
The paper describes the revised guideline design wave force calculation procedure approved for the 20th edition of the API-RP2A WSD and the first edition of the API-RP2A LRFD and contrasts...

The Hail Problem
Unlike some other forms of precipitation, hail comes in bursts of short duration, falls over isolated and unpredictable locations, and usually occupies only a small percentage of the total...

Conduct of Operational Hail Suppression Projects
Those conducting hail suppression operations should be vigilant and always prepared to react when potential hailstorms begin to develop. In this chapter, some guidance is provided for...

Becoming Greener with Green Sand: An Iron Castings Company Devises an Environmentally Friendly Liner System Reusing Foundry Byproduct
Metalcasting is one of the oldest methods of recycling—humans have a few millennia worth of experience with the technique—but today's industry still battles public preconceptions...

Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment
The Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment presents activity and research developments in water issues, challenges, and opportunities throughout the developed landscape....

What's New in Geo? – Sustainable Biogeotechnics
Biogeotechnics will likely become part of mainstream geotechnical engineering in the future....

Research, Development, and Demonstration Needs
Research, development and demonstration (RDD) is needed to advance recommended civil engineering practices and standards in order to effectively address climate change impacts. Wilbanks...

Geo-Congress 2014
Technical Papers and Keynote Lectures
Proceedings of the 2014 Geo-Congress, held in Atlanta, Georgia, February 23-26, 2014. Sponsored by the Geo-Institute of ASCE. GSP 234, Geo-Congress...

 

 

 

 

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