Downtown People Mover Operating and Maintenance Personnel Requirements
Two major automated Downtown People Mover (DPM) projects, Miami and Detroit, are expected to be in operation within a year. These two DPM systems are similar in many respects: automation,...

Flint Tunnel—A Project of Change and Challenge
The talk will deal with construction of a 12' diameter (8. 5' finished) tunnel in the City of Flint, Michigan. This 5-mile long sewer tunnel was constructed through...

Foundation Design Considerations for Detroit DPM
The design loadings for support of the elevated guideway of the Detroit Downtown People Mover (DPM) consist of high vertical as well as horizontal loads. In order to simplify foundation...

Customizing a Payroll System for New Orelans
When the RTA recently assumed responsibility for the New Orleans area transit system from a private operator, there was no RTA in-house computer capability. While the previous owner agreed...

Operating Considerations for Automated Maintenance
There are a number of potential problem areas which can severely hamper the successful implementation of a Maintenance Management Information System. These problem areas are identified...

Tunneling Operations and Equipment
The papers included in the Proceedings describe four diverse tunneling prjects of varying diameters, design criteria, ground conditions and construction techniques undertaken at locations...

Structural Design, Cementitious Products, and Case Histories
The papers in this book represent deverse topics in structural engineering. In design of beam-columns by the AISC interaction equations, it is demonstrated that an inadequacy exists when...

Predicting Sinkhole Collapse
Sinkholes erupt when a cavern or opening in the limestone rock below opens up to the surface. Florida's sinkholes have received most U.S. attention recently, but sinkhole...

Sediment Oxygen Demand in Green Bay (Lake Michigan)

Design of Monroe Harbor, MI Confined Disposal Facility
Confined disposal of polluted maintenance dredgings in the Great Lakes was authorized due to the 'closed system' nature of the receiving waters. Each harbor judged...

Assessing Irrigation Impact on Instream Flow
A hydrologic model to help river system managers determines the demand for irrigation water in a two mile wide strip of land along the river using information which is generally available...

Innovations Cut Costs of a Power Plant's Water System
A two-unit (660 MW each) coal-fired power plant in St. Clair, MI, requires 660,000 gallons of water for condenser cooling. A once through cooling system from the St. Clair River (one mile...

Waste Load Allocation Model of Heavy Metals in Flint River, Michigan

The Successful Cleanup of Contaminated Groundwater at Woodland Park, Michigan

End-User Systems Boost MIS Productivity

Intra-CBD Secondary Travel Patterns of Downtown Workers
Previous Downtown People Mover (DPM) feasibility studies have shown that the majority of the average daily DPM trips will be made by downtown workers during their travel to and from the...

Turnkey Projects for Downtown People Movers
Los Angeles, Detroit, and Miami received proposals for construction of downtown people mover systems. The requests for bids contemplated turnkey type construction contracts. The multiplicity...

Stormwater Pollution Control: Structural Measures
Combinations of storage and wet-weather treatment, integrated with dry-weather treatment facilities and nonstructural control measures on an area-wide basis, are found to provide the greatest...

Chemical Spill Cleanup Named Project of the Year
A 1978 hazardous-waste spill in Michigan has been cleaned up so successfully that the American Consulting Engineers Council named it the 1982 project of the year. Here is how the railroad...

General Contractor Project Control Practices and MIS
Building contractor project control, information documentation, flow practices, and the attributes of project management personnel provide the focus for this paper. The methodology employed...

 

 

 

 

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