Enhancing the Solution of Large Monitoring Network Design Problems Using a New Epsilon-Dominance Hierarchical Bayesian Optimization Algorithm
Designing long-term monitoring (LTM) networks for contaminated groundwater is a challenging problem that has long been recognized to suffer from the curse of dimensionality. LTM design...

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) and Nitrogen Conversions in the Groundwater Environment
EPA's regulatory focus on concentrated animal feeding operations has historically concentrated on potential surface water impacts from direct discharges as well as nutrient-laden runoff....

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...

Flood Warning System for the Sutlej River in Remote Northern India
Through a collaborative effort of the Central Water Commission (CWC) of India, the U.S. Agency for International Development (which provided funding for the project), Riverside Technology,...

Summary of Approaches for Estimating Playa Lake Flooding
Playa, or terminal, lakes are common in semi- and arid environments; and their characteristic level, hard, and usually dry surfaces make them ideal for airports, as they are used in the...

A Decision Framework for Stormwater Control in Urbanized Watersheds
Historically, urban growth occurred around water bodies due to factors such as easy access to transportation, water supply, and drainage. With the expanded transportation network along...

Floodplain Delineation of the Ranillas Meander in Zaragoza Using GUAD-2D
After the selection of Zaragoza (Spain) as the host city of the International Expo 2008, the Gobierno de Aragón (i.e., the local government)...

Stochastic Conditional Simulation of Berea Sandstone Geophysical Properties with a Counterpropagation Neural Network
The ability of a counterpropagation neural network to produce stochastic conditional simulations is applied and evaluated on a real dataset. This network functions as a nonparametric clustering...

The Role of Aesthetics in Bridge Design
The role of aesthetics in current bridge design practice varies widely. Many bridgeprojects in the United States are developed without including aesthetics as one of theproject goals....

Construction Begins on New York's 2nd Avenue Subway

Body of Knowledge--Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes Necessary for Entry into Professional Practice
This chapter discusses outcomes, statements that describe what individuals are expected to know and be able to do by the time of entry into the practice of civil engineering at the professional...

Design-Build Contract Complexities
There are many approaches or options that an owner may pursue in acquiring facilities. Depending on the owner's objectives, the DB project approach may offer unique benefits,...

Project Definition and Conceptual Design
In order to select a DB contractor, the owner must define its requirements for project implementation and for the completed project. These requirements are typically incorporated into...

Preparing the Request for Proposals
Discussions with experienced DB contractors indicate that one of the most important aspects (if not the most important aspect) of a successful DB project is proper planning prior to issuing...

General Terms and Conditions
DB commercial contract terms can differ from conventional design-bid-build project terms, depending primarily on the owner's objectives, the level of risk that is to be assigned...

Specifications for Design-Build Projects
This chapter discusses the various specifications that come with a design-build project, including owner-generated specifications and contractor-generated specifications....

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...

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...

 

 

 

 

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