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Pacific Islands
[Painting]
            Use: Coating
Pakistan
            BT: Asia
Palestine
            BT: Middle East
Panama
            BT: Latin America
Panama Canal
            BT: Canals
Panels
            NT: Sandwich panels
Paper mills
            BT: Industrial facilities
Parabolic bodies
Parallel processing
Parameters
Parking facilities
            BT: Facilities
            UF: [Garages]
Parks
            RT: Recreational buildings
Particle distribution
            BT: Distribution functions
Particle size
            BT: Size
Particle size distribution
            BT: Distribution functions
Particles
Particulate media
Partnerships
            BT: Business management
Passengers
Passive control
            BT: Control
Passive pressure
            BT: Pressure
[Pasture]
            Use: Rangeland
Pathogens
            RT: Microbes
[Pattern recognition systems]
            Use: Automatic identification systems
Pavement management
            BT: Management
Pavement markings
Pavement overlays   (SN: Repairing pavements)
Pavements
            NT: Asphalt pavements
            NT: Concrete pavements
            NT: Flexible pavements
            NT: Rigid pavements
            NT: Airport and airfield runways
            RT: Subgrades
            RT: Base course
            RT: Subbase course
[Pavors]
            Use: Construction equipment
Payment
            RT: Costs
PCB
            UF: [Polychlorinated biphenyl]
[PCCP]
            Use: Prestressed concrete cylinder pipes
PCE
            RT: Pollutants
            UF: [Tetrachloroethene]
Peak flow
            BT: Flow
[Pedestrian bridges]
            Use: Foot bridges
Pedestrians
Peer review
            BT: Reviews
Penetration
            NT: Cone penetration
Penetration tests
            BT: Tests
            NT: Cone penetration tests
            UF: [California bearing ratio]
Penetrometers
Pennsylvania
            BT: United States
Pensions
            RT: Retirement
[Penstocks]
            Use: Conduits
[Pentagon]
            Use: Government buildings
People movers   (A means of mass transit, such as a moving sidewalk or a monorail, used to transport people, usually along a fixed route)
            BT: Public transportation
            UF: [Automated Guideway Transit systems]
People with disabilities
Percolation
            RT: Filtration
Performance characteristics
[Performing centers]
            Use: Public buildings
Permafrost
            RT: Frozen soils
            RT: Cold regions
Permeability
            NT: Soil permeability
Permits
            RT: Regulations
Personnel management
            BT: Management
            RT: Employees
            RT: Motivation
            RT: Professional development
Peru
            BT: Latin America
Pesticides
            RT: Pollutants
            UF: [Fungicides]
            UF: [Insecticides]
Petroleum
            BT: Fuels
Petroleum refining
Phenol
            RT: Pollutants
Philippine Islands
            BT: Asia
Phosphate
            BT: Chemical compounds
Phosphorus
            BT: Chemical elements
            RT: Nutrients
Photogrammetry
Photography
            NT: Aerial photography
            RT: Graphic methods
            RT: Imaging techniques
[Phreatic surface]
            Use: Water table
Physical properties
Piers
[Piezoelectric materials]
            Use: Smart materials
Piezoelectricity
Piezometers
Pile caps
Pile driving
Pile foundations
            BT: Foundations
Pile groups
Pile lateral loads
            BT: Lateral loads
Pile load tests
            BT: Load tests
Pile settlement
            BT: Settlement
Pile structures
            BT: Structures
Pile tests
            BT: Tests
Piles
            NT: Bored piles
            NT: Concrete piles
            NT: Driven piles
            NT: Micro piles
            NT: Pipe piles
            NT: Sheet piles
            NT: Steel piles
            NT: Wood piles
Pipe bedding
Pipe erosion
            BT: Erosion
Pipe flow
            BT: Flow
            UF: [Conduit flow]
Pipe joints
            BT: Joints
Pipe materials
            RT: Construction materials
Pipe networks
            BT: Networks
[Pipe outlets]
            Use: Spillways
Pipe piles
            BT: Piles
Pipe sizes
Pipelines
            NT: Gas pipelines
            NT: Oil pipelines
            NT: Slurry pipelines
            NT: Underwater pipelines
            NT: Water pipelines
Pipes
            NT: Buried pipes
            NT: Concrete pipes
            NT: Culverts
            NT: Flexible pipes
            NT: Plastic pipes
            NT: Pressure pipes
            NT: Prestressed concrete cylinder pipes
            NT: Sewer pipes
            NT: Steel pipes
Plane strain
            BT: Strain
Planets
            BT: Astronomy
            NT: Mars
Planning
[Plants]
            Use: Vegetation
Plastic analysis
            BT: Analysis
Plastic design
            BT: Design
Plastic hinges
            BT: Hinges
Plastic pipes
            BT: Pipes
Plasticity
            NT: Viscoplasticity
            RT: Elastoplasticity
Plastics
            BT: Construction materials
            NT: Fiber reinforced plastics
            NT: Glass reinforced plastics
            NT: Polyethylene
            NT: Polystyrene
Plate girders
            BT: Girders
Plates
            NT: Folded plates
            NT: Steel plates
Plotting
Plumbing
Plumes
Plunging flow
            BT: Flow
Pneumatic systems
Poisson ratio
Poland
            BT: Europe
Poles
Policies
            NT: ASCE policy
            NT: Government policies
            NT: Organizational policy
            NT: Water policy
Political factors
Pollutants
            RT: Fertilizers
            RT: Phenol
            RT: Asbestos
            RT: PCE
            RT: Solvents
            RT: Dyes
            RT: Pesticides
            RT: Herbicides
Pollution
            NT: Air pollution
            NT: Noise pollution
            NT: Nonpoint pollution
            NT: Soil pollution
            NT: Water pollution
            UF: [Contamination]
[Polychlorinated biphenyl]
            Use: PCB
Polyethylene
            BT: Plastics
Polymer
            BT: Construction materials
            NT: Epoxy
            NT: Fiber reinforced polymer
            NT: Polyurethane
            UF: [Polypropylene]
Polynomials
            RT: Mathematics
[Polypropylene]
            Use: Polymer
Polystyrene
            BT: Plastics
Polyurethane
            BT: Polymer
Ponds
            NT: Waste stabilization ponds
Pools
Population growth
            RT: Census
Pore pressure
            BT: Pressure
Pore size distribution
            BT: Distribution functions
Pore water
            BT: Water
Poroelasticity
            BT: Elasticity
Porosity
Porous media
Porous media flow
            BT: Flow
Portland cement
            BT: Cement
[Ports]
            Use: Harbors
Portugal
            BT: Europe
[Post offices]
            Use: Government buildings
Post tensioning
            RT: Pretensioning
Postbuckling
            RT: Buckling
[Potatos]
            Use: Crops
Potential flow
            BT: Flow
Potholes
            BT: Holes
Potomac River
            BT: Rivers and streams
[Power]
            Use: Energy
Power plants
Power spectral density
            BT: Density
Precast concrete
            BT: Concrete
Precipitation
            NT: Monsoons
            NT: Rainfall
            NT: Snow
            NT: Storms
            NT: Acid rain
Predictions
            RT: Forecasting
Prefabrication
            BT: Fabrication
Preloading
            BT: Loads
Preservation
            RT: Conservation
Pressure
            NT: Contact pressure
            NT: Dynamic pressure
            NT: Earth pressure
            NT: External pressure
            NT: Gas pressure
            NT: Hydraulic pressure
            NT: Hydrodynamic pressure
            NT: Hydrostatic pressure
            NT: Internal pressure
            NT: Lateral pressure
            NT: Passive pressure
            NT: Pore pressure
            NT: Soil pressure
            NT: Water pressure
            NT: Wave pressure
            NT: Wind pressure
Pressure distribution
            BT: Distribution functions
Pressure measurement
            BT: Measurement
Pressure pipes
            BT: Pipes
Pressure vessels
            NT: Storage tanks
Pressuremeters
Pressurized flow
            BT: Flow
Prestressed concrete
            BT: Concrete
Prestressed concrete cylinder pipes
            BT: Pipes
            UF: [PCCP]
Prestressing
Pretensioning
            RT: Post tensioning
Pricing
            RT: Costs
[Prisms]
            Use: Optics
[Prisons]
            Use: Correctional facilities
Private sector
            RT: Owners
Privatization
Probability
Probability density functions
Probability distribution
            BT: Distribution functions
Probe instruments
            RT: Monitoring
            RT: Remote sensing
            RT: Measuring instruments
            UF: [Sensors]
            UF: [Tracers]
[Problem solving]
            Use: Algorithms
Procedures
            NT: Extraction procedures
            NT: Test procedures
Procurement
            RT: Supply chain management
Production management
            BT: Management
Productivity
Professional development
            RT: Continuing education
            RT: Personnel management
            RT: Training
            UF: [Careers]
Professional personnel
            NT: Consultants
            NT: Engineers
            NT: Faculty
            NT: Managers
            NT: Technicians
Professional practice
Professional role
Professional services
            NT: Consulting services
            NT: Engineering services
Professional societies
            NT: Engineering societies
Profiles
            NT: Flow profiles
            NT: Velocity profile
            NT: Water surface profiles
Profits
            RT: Benefit cost ratios
Progressive collapse
            BT: Failures
Progressive waves
            BT: Waves
Project delivery
            RT: Construction management
Project management
            RT: Construction management
Projectiles
            RT: Missiles
Protective structures
            BT: Structures
            UF: [Shelters]
Prototypes
Pseudodynamic method
            BT: Methodology
Public access
Public buildings
            BT: Buildings
            UF: [Museums]
            UF: [Libraries]
            UF: [Theaters]
            UF: [Performing centers]
            UF: [School building]
            UF: [Convention centers]
            UF: [University buildings]
            UF: [Concert halls]
            UF: [Cultural centers]
            UF: [Community centers]
Public health
            RT: Bacteria
            RT: Diseases
            RT: Disinfection
            RT: Health hazards
            RT: Occupational health
            RT: Viruses
Public information programs
Public land
Public opinion
Public participation
Public policy
            BT: Policies
Public safety
            BT: Safety
Public services
            RT: Community relations
            RT: Volunteers
Public transportation
            BT: Transportation management
            NT: High-speed rail
            NT: Light rail transit
            NT: Magnetic levitation trains
            NT: Monorail
            NT: People movers
            NT: Rapid transit systems
            NT: Subways
            RT: Ridership
            UF: [Mass transportation]
Public welfare
            UF: [Consumer protection]
Publications
            NT: ASCE publications
Puerto Rico
            BT: United States
Pullout
Pultrusion
Pumped storage
            BT: Storage
Pumping stations
Pumping tests
            BT: Tests
Pumps
Punching
[Pyrolysis]
            Use: Heat treatment

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