Austin Green
A former brownfield site in Austin, Texas, has been converted into a mixed-use, sustainable neighborhood—known as an EcoDistrict—that focuses on renewable and innovative energy systems, water conservation...

Helicopter-Based Geophysical Reconnaissance of Levees: A Faster, Cost-Effective Tool for Assessing Their Risk
As with much of the nation's infrastructure, people are becoming more and more aware of the condition of levee systems in the United States. The media cast a spotlight on the New Orleans levee failures...

Construction to Begin Soon on Major Reservoir in North Texas

Houston Community Converts Golf Course into Detention System, Natural Areas

Rapidly Constructed Pipeline Delivers Nonpotable Supplies to West Texas Fracking Operations

Water for Life: Have Improvements in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure along the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Affected the Lives of Mexico and Texas Border Residents?
Prior to 1990 the poor communities along the Mexico/US border did have not have comparable waterand wastewater infrastructure investments that exist in other US cities. The explosion of...

Characterization of Interaction of Surface Water and Groundwater in the El Paso Lower Valley of Texas
El Paso is located in the Chihuahua desert and prone to long periods of extreme drought. With the river drought, regional irrigation districts only received 34% and 38%of a full water...

Post Cerro Grande Fire Channel Morphology in Lower Pueblo Canyon: And Storm Water Transport of Plutonium 239/240 in Suspended Sediments

Minimizing the Cost of Maintaining Supply Reliability Through the Use of Water Transfers

Shipshape
As the shipping industry changes, so must port facilities. In light of that fact, the Bayport Container and Cruise Terminal, now under construction at the Port of Houston, has been designed...

Tapping the Desert
As part of an effort to augment the limited supply of freshwater in El Paso, Texas, engineers and planners are eyeing a new source: desalinated water pumped from beneath the desert floor....

A Realistic Vision for the Future of IT in Civil Engineering and a Plan for Achieving It
In October 2001, a group of experts from the capital projects industry met in San Antonio, Texas to begin development of a comprehensive technology research and development (R&D)...

An Arbor for Art
The new $50-million, 153,000 sq ft (14,200 m²) building for the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will provide the museum with more than five times its current gallery space. The design...

After the Flood
In June 2001, Tropical Storm Allison struck Texas, subjecting the Houston area to one of the most destructive floods in U.S. history. As part of the recovery effort, the Federal Emergency...

Responsibilities of Individual Team Members
Price Pritchett has written a useful, practical, and compact handbook for team members that addresses a great need in the teamwork literature. As he says in Teamwork: The Team Member Handbook...

Stronger Longer
Like many older concrete bridges, the Sierrita de la Cruz Creek Bridge, a 1957 crossing near Amarillo, Texas, suffered from concrete deterioration. When the Texas Department of Transportation...

Evaluation of a Pavement Performance Prediction Model Using LTPP Data

Dual Benefits
When the Port of Houston needed to be dredged to accommodate larger commercial vessels, engineers decided to put the dredged material to use to create wetlands and islands that will serve...

The Road to Reuse
Many types of wastes and by-products have potential uses in the highway environment. Applications for recycled materials include asphalt pavement, portland cement concrete pavement, granular...

Coming to the Surface
In the past few years, the coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico and much of Texas have experienced less than normal rainfall and record water demands. During this period, average daily...

 

 

 

 

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