Structural Fire Resistance Design of Wood Beams and Columns: A Comparison of European and North American Practices
North American and Eurocode design methods for fire-resistive exposed wood members provide a very good example of the translation of research into practical engineering design procedures....

Infrastructure, IFC-Style
Interview with Everett J. Santos, head of the infrastructure department at the International Finance Corp.—the World Bank's private-sector arm. The department, created in...

Lost & Found: Comeback at the IDB
With the lost decade of the 1980s behind it, Latin America has emerged from its debt crisis as a project powerhouse. Fueling many of those projects is the Inter-American Development Bank...

Foreign Investment in Latin America: A Second Look
It has become common to hear that Latin America has emerged from the lost decade of the 1980s, a period when virtually every country in the region suffered from high debt, high inflation...

Venezuela Turns to Port
Despite Venezuela's recent political troubles, geography and economics argue for a big increase in the country's port capacity. Oil has traditionally been the...

Design and Proposed Construction Techniques for Pangue Dam
The paper describes the site conditions, design and proposed construction methods for the 115 m high Pangue Dam, Chile's first RCC dam. Trial mix design work and test embankments...

Design of Miel II—A High RCC Dam
Miel II Dam is a 141 m high RCC structure designed for the tropical mountains of central Columbia. Interesting features are its height (considerably higher than any existing RCC Dam),...

A Review of Design Criteria for High RCC Dams
The 1980s could be considered to be the decade during which roller-compacted concrete dams came of age. This economic method of construction is sufficiently proven that very large dams...

Concepcion Dam Design & Construction Problems and Their Solutions
Concepcion Dam is a curved axis gravity structure 68 m high and 695 m long. It supplies water to Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. The dam contains 290,000 cubic meters of RCC. Challenges...

Construction of Urugua-I RCC Dam
Considerations concerning the RCC construction process and its relation with the design and quality are analyzed. The paper contains topics related to the experience obtained at Urugua-i...

Behavior of Urugua-I Dam
URUGUA-I with its 76 m height is one of the higher lean roller compacted concrete dams. The project includes some outstanding features like the very low cement content and a PVC membrane...

Application of a Beach Plan Evolution Model in Sergipe, Brazil
An offshore breakwater 543 m long located at about 2.4 km from the shore at 10 m of water depth (above chart datums) provides protection to a liquid bulk terminal (Terminal Portuarlo de...

Reformulation Efforts for Panama City Harbor, Florida
Panama City Harbor is on St. Andrew Bay, an arm of the Gulf of Mexico, about 105 miles east of Pensacola and 230 miles northwest of Tampa. At the request of the non-Federal sponsor, the...

Application of Results from the Poços de Caldas Project in the Kristallin-I HLW Performance Assessment

Technology Transfer for Projects in South America
Engineering services were provided for three projects in South America. One project was located in the Pampa Region of Argentina and two others in northern Brazil. The projects were: 1)...

Ecuador—The Lower Guayas Flood Control and Drainage Project—A Case Study
The Government of Ecuador (GOE) invited the World Bank in 1975 for a general review of the rural development in the country. One of the main findings of a Bank mission was the importance...

Seismic Rehabilitation of Seattle's Pier 69
The Port of Seattle, one of the largest on the west coast of North America, made a strong statement regarding their support for reusing existing structures when a decision was made to...

Urban Nonpoint Source Control Strategies Outside North America
Control practices for urban nonpoint source quality management varies widely around the world. Many countries have instituted controls to a greater or lesser degree, and they vary in complexity...

Minipile Milestone in Memphis
The maintenance/administration facility for Memphis, Tennessee's 300-bus fleet began displaying structural problems before it even opened for service in 1979. The 23 acre...

Hydraulic Design of Offshore Breakwater in Sergipe, Brazil
A Petrobras (Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.) marine terminal was recently constructed in Sergipe, Brazil (Figure 1). The offshore breakwater was initially designed in a conventional way, but...

 

 

 

 

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