Planning for Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Replacement
A technique has been developed by the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago (MSDGC) to provide a means of budgeting monetary and human resources needed to provide for infrastructure...

Sewer Rehabilitation—Metro Chicago
After a number of public hearings in the late 1960's and early 1970's which focused on sewer backup problems in the Sanitary District's separate...

Hydrologic and Hydraulic Calibration—A Case Study (a)
The Addison Creek watershed is in Cook and DuPage Counties just west of Chicago, Illinois. Because the watershed has a history of major flooding, eight major stormwater and flood control...

Simulation of Long Period Ground Motions for a Large New Madrid Earthquake
Ground motions for a large New Madrid earthquake are simulated to provide response spectra in the period range of 0.5-20 seconds for hard rock sites at Chicago and Atlanta. The ground...

The Chicago Lakefront Plan - 1986
Although Chicago is considered to have one of the world's most beautiful and also stable waterfronts, much of its shore protection is in imminent danger of failure. Nearly...

Combination of Cobble and Sill Controls Erosion
Two types of erosion controls that have had their own successes separately - cobble beach nourishment and a modular previous sill - were deployed in a successful combination to protect...

Evolving Strategic Management Processes at State and Regional Transportation Agencies
Recent progress and accomplishments in strategic planning/management at four transportation agencies: the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, New Jersey Transit Corporation, New...

Financing Hydro Projects
STS Consultants, Ltd. is a consulting engineering firm with expertise in the Hydraulics/Hydrology area. Boulevard Bank is a major commercial bank in Chicago, Illinois. This paper elaborates...

Water Resources Strategy - Chicago
Starting in the 1960's, a series of water quality and water resources studies focused on the problems of the Chicago metropolitan area. Some of these studies were among the...

The Tunnel that Cleaned Up Chicago
The 1986 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award went to Chicago's Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP) Mainstream Tunnel and Pumping Station. The $975 million project...

Rehabilitation of the CNW and ICG Railroads
The railroad industry is an indispensable part of the American economy. However, the railroad infrastructure was allowed to deteriorate to the extent of having 5. 4 billion in deferred...

Rock Masses
Modeling of Underground Openings/Probability of Slope Failure/Fracture of Intact Rock
While soil mechanics has been the dominant interest of Civil Engineers since Karl Terzaghi's recognition of the principle of effective stress, rock mechanics is becoming increasingly...

A People Mover for O'Hare International Airport
The paper addresses the considerations explored and the final plan identified as the most acceptable solution for implementation of an automated people mover at the Chicago-O'Hare...

Chicago's TARP Challenge—8 Million Tons of Rock
The Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago (MSDGC) serves 122 municipalities covering 866 square miles in Cook County, Illinois. Of these cities, towns and villages, 53 have...

Tunneling Operations and Equipment
The papers included in the Proceedings describe four diverse tunneling prjects of varying diameters, design criteria, ground conditions and construction techniques undertaken at locations...

Educator Named Chicago Civil Engineer of the Year

New Analysis Techniques for Structural Masonry
These seven papers on analysis of structural masonry that constitute this Proceedings were presented at a technical session at the ASCE Structural Engineering Congress held at Hyatt Regency...

Comparison of Caisson Load Tests on Chicago Hardpan
The results from two relatively recent instrumented caisson load tests from different sites on Chicago Hardpan are compared with a 'classic' large scale caisson...

Strip Mine Reclamation Using Dredged Material
This alternative was investigated through the creation of a field study to demonstrate the feasibility of using a cover of dewatered dredged material to reclaim surface mine deposits....

A Fare Demonstration in a Chicago Corridor
In response to various factors, a fare and transfer demonstration encompassing commuter rail and bus services in a major Chicago corridor was designed and implemented in early 1982. Experience...

 

 

 

 

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