A Dam for a Dam
The General Electric (GE) Dam in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was more than a century old when it began leaking excessively in December 1998. Operations staff for the dam owner—the Minneapolis-based...

In Situ Behavior of Breakwaters in Constantza Port—Romania
In order to build breakwaters, especially in the areas with heavy storms, a special analysis on the several factors is necessary. In addition, surveillance of time behavior of breakwaters...

Non-Destructive Excavating Around Pipelines and Challenging Conditions
Hydrovac technology provides engineers and contractors with a unique solution for non-destructive excavating around sensitive buried lines. As a non-mechanical excavating method, it is...

Book Review: Structural Design for Fire Safety by Andrew H. Buchanan. Chichester, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons, 2001

Book Review: America's Master Dam Builder: The Engineering Genius of Frank T. Crowe by Al M. Rocca. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2001

Life Safety Risk Criteria in Seismic Decisions

Site Safety - Danger in the Trenches

Emergency Warning System for Excavating at the Toe of a Dam

Hazard and Resource Considerations in Site Development in Virginia Karst

Jet Grouting at el Tambor Dam

Redesigning the San Roque Dam
Engineers updated a 20-year-old design for the San Roque Dam in the Philippines to save time and money and improve the dam's ability to withstand earthquakes. The structure...

Symptom-Based Reliability of Aging Infrastructure Systems
Ideally, aging infrastructure systems should be monitored for safety and repaired in case of need. Eventually, authors believe that symptom-based reliability will be useful for safety...

Optimization of the Operation Rules of Multipurpose Multireservoir Systems; New Approach
In recent years Iran is ranked 4th among countries having the highest number of dams under construction on her hydrosystems. This has called for...

Dam within a Dam
A routine inspection of the Rock Run Dam, an 84-year-old Ambursen-type structure in Chester County, Pennsylvania, revealed major stress cracks and water stains on the inside face of the...

Revised Operation of a Dam and Reservoir to Achieve Environmental Objectives
Alamo Dam and Lake are located in the State of Arizona in the western part of the United States of America. The dam is located 62.8 km (39 mi) upstream (east) from the rivers confluence...

Rain and Gray Water Reuse Systems: The Hazard of Legionaries Disease
The Legionaries Disease is being more and more diagnosed. This infectious disease occurs when humans come in contact with the aerosol of contaminated water. The body of knowledge is growing...

Safeguarding Bixby Bridge
The two-lane arch bridge over Bixby Creek—in Big Sur, California—reflects the Art Deco style popular in the early 1930s, when the crossing was built. Its slender deck and arch ribs appear...

Three Dams, One Reservoir
The three dams that make up the 800,000 acre-ft (987 million m³) Eastside Reservoir in Riverside County, California, required extensive foundation excavation and careful placement of embankment...

Safety in a Designer's Hands
Although contractors face safety issues every day, engineers and architects have traditionally not addressed construction site safety in project designs. But there are design practices...

Resolving Beach Conflicts in California and Maine
Local communities can measure and project sea level rise (SLR), delimit populations affected by SLR, assess the positions of local stakeholders, and put in place appropriate responses....

 

 

 

 

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