Coastal Benefits and Impacts of Dismantling Matilija Dam
A numerical shoreline evolution model was used to examine the shoreline changes associated with the release of 2.3 million cubic meters of beach quality sediment from behind Matilija Dam....

Damn Sand Rights: Removing Rindge and Matilija Dams
Two dams built in the 1920's and 1940's within southern California coastal drainages have reached the end of their useful lives, and their decommissioning and removal is being actively...

Sand Rights: A Case Study of the Hamptons' Beaches
The long Federal groins emplaced at Westhampton Beach in the 1960s resulted in accelerated erosion downdrift. The severe nor'easter of December 11-12, 1992 brought the issue to a climax...

The Collision of Surf, Sand, and the Law at Lechuza Beach: Coastal Processes and Public-Private Shore Boundaries
In order to undertake coastal development opportunities, the property owner must first establish the boundary between public and private property along the beachfront in order to demonstrate...

Technology in Support of Policy: The Sandag Regional Beach Monitoring Program
This paper describes a regional beach monitoring program conducted in San Diego County, California, by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). Initiated in 1996, the program...

The Beach: A Pile of Sand
Beaches are common features along most of the earth's coastlines. The presence of a beach requires at that site the processes of sediment accretion have dominated over the processes of...

Bringing Back the Beaches: A Return to Basics
California's beaches are among the state's most valuable and most intensively used natural resources. To date, although erosion is occurring in most part of California's coastline, there...

Brief Review of Florida's Beach Program

State and Federal Funding for Beach Restoration Projects
California's beaches are an integral part of its culture and identity. The state's beaches are eroding at an alarming rate. Addressing this concern, CalCoast and CSBPA co-sponsored legislation...

Evaluation of the Tensar Mesa Retaining Wall System
The Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a service center of the Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF), serves as a clearinghouse for implementing highway innovation...

Towers in Motion (available in Structural Engineering Special Section only)
Undersea towers are typically designed to rigidly resist the forces of water and wind. But one type of tower is designed to be flexible and, rather than rely on its platform strength to...

Taking a New Approach (available in Structural Engineering Special Section only)
The first bridge rehabilitation project in Washington, DC to use the AASHTO Load and Resistant Factor Design (LRFD) specification reveals several lessons to be learned from using the newly...

Effective Analysis of Diaphragm Walls
Prepared by the Technical Committee on Performance of Structures during Construction of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE. This report presents...

Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (ACI 530-99/ ASCE 5-99/TMS 402-99), Specification for Masonry Structures (ACI 530.1-99/ ASCE 6-99/TMS 602-99), Commentary on Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures, Commentary on Specification for Masonry Structures
Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (ACI 530-99/ASCE 5-99/TMS 402-99), Specification for Masonry Structures (ACI 530.1-99/ASCE 6-99/TMS 602-99), Commentary on Building Code...

Sand Rights '99
Bringing Back the Beaches
The conference, Sand Rights '99: Bringing Back the Beaches, was organized by the Coastal Zone Foundation and the California Shore...

Examining the Capitol Dome
The dome of the United States Capitol, designed and built from the 1850s to the 1860s, is a masterpiece of 19th-century engineering and construction. The majority of the dome is made of...

On the Question of Accepting Work Outside One's Field of Expertise: An Ethical Fail Safe
The winner of the Daniel W. Mead Prize for ethical writing by a student discusses the history of the development of ASCE's code of ethics. Although it may be legal for civil...

Evaluation of KeySystem I Retaining Wall
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a CERF Innovation Center. This report describes an evaluation to determine...

Scour Analysis at Highway Structures

Use of Geomorphic Data for Assessing Stream Stability at Bridge Structures

 

 

 

 

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