Rebuilding America: Infrastructure Rehabilitation

by Walter H. Kraft, (F.ASCE), Vice Pres.; Edwards and Kelcey, Inc., One South New York Ave., Atlantic City, N.J. 08404,
Mary F. Brown, Edwards and Kelcey, Inc., One South New York Ave., Atlantic City, N.J. 08404,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-437-5 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-437-4 (ISBN-10), 1985, Soft Cover, Pg. 288

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Conference information: Conference | San Francisco, California, United States | August 22-24, 1984

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The future of the nation demands a solution to the problem of our deteriorating infrastructure. Civil engineers are called on to act as guardians of our public works facilities that must be maintained, restored, and increased. The papers and discussions included in this publication define the problem of the nation's infrastructure, identify goals, assess priorities, and set standards. Methods of inventorying and inspecting the system are reviewed. Innovative technology and research related to infrastructure are covered. Case reports are presented that describe handling of special problems such as utilization of a facility during renewal. In addition to infrastructure issues and technology, program management, financing and marketing are regarded as important to the success of meeting the infrastructure challenge. Other essential aspects of handling the infrastructure problem are government policies and legislative and regulatory needs.

Subject Headings: Infrastructure | Rehabilitation | Deterioration | Public buildings | Publications | Inspection | Innovation | Case studies


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