Introduction: Disaster Risk Assessment and Mitigation
This introductory chapter covers the origins of this monograph as a sequel to two previous monographs generated by the efforts of the members of ASCE CDRM and other volunteers; an overview...

Surviving Nature's Forces
This white paper considers that civil engineers were much involved in building the infrastructure of the communities that were destroyed. We question some of the basic tenets of the role...

Fundamentals of Risk Assessment
Risk, expressed in terms of potential human sufferings and economic losses, is very real and its significance is particularly important when considering natural hazards. For effective...

Port of Los Angeles Risk Management Strategies
This paper examines risk management strategies for the port of Los Angeles. Topics include its importance to the economy, potential port risks, seismic risk strategies, and terrorist risk...

Surviving Natural Forces from Taiwanese Civil Engineers Perspective
A natural disaster is an unexpected or uncontrollable natural event that usually results in widespread destruction of property or loss of life. Taiwan is located in a geographically unique...

Achievements and Challenges of China Construction
China is at the starting point of an accelerative urbanization process. A great number of infrastructural projects and residential areas are under construction. This paper provides an...

Analytical Solutions for Coupled Reactive Transport Equations
Modeling the transport of reactive contaminants is one of the key challenges faced by groundwater engineers worldwide. Specifically, problems involving the transport of sequentially decaying...

Optimal Resource Allocation for the Cleanup of Petroleum Contaminated Sites
Site rehabilitation is conducted in many states using a risk-based corrective action process wherein alternative remedial actions are evaluated and implemented, depending on the level...

Challenges in Drinking Water Distribution Systems Security Modeling
This paper is on challenges in drinking water distribution systems security modeling connected to OCMS, addressing research and practical issues coming-out from two recent activities which...

Geotechnical Reports
This section discusses the geotechnical data report, geotechnical memoranda for design, and the geotechnical baseline report....

Preparation of a Geotechnical Baseline Report
This section discusses the preparation of a geotechnical baseline report. Topics include organization and content, writing the GBR, wording suggestions, and consistency and compatibility....

Applications for Other Excavations and Foundations
This section discusses the application of GBRs for other excavations and foundations projects, projects involving construction operations other than tunneling....

Owner Perspectives
This section discusses owner perspectives. Topics include realities in the public sector, setting the baseline, and managing the owner's risk....

Roles and Responsibilities
This section summarizes the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved: owner, design team, contractor, construction manager, and dispute adjudicators....

Hurricane Katrina
This chapter provides an overview of Hurricane Katrina, including data on its category, its path and intensity, and its effect on wind and water forces....

Consequences
This chapter examines the impact of Hurricane Katrina, including injury, death, and financial losses....

Contributing Factors
This chapter examines contributing factors of the hurricane protection system failures, including the underappreciated risk to New Orleans, a piecemeal implementation of the hurricane...

Marginal Permafrost a Foundation Material in Transition
At the edges of the world's cold regions lie areas of marginal permafrost. It is a changing landscape that seems to be growing in extent, yet it retains chameleon-like qualities...

Large Landslide Risks in Solid Waste Facilities...Geotechnical Fundamentals Count

Characterization of Particle Class Sizes Associated with Indicator Organisms in Stormwater
The presence of pathogen indicators is the leading cause of water body impairment in the United States, accounting for over 15% of the waters currently requiring TMDL development (USEPA,...

 

 

 

 

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