Lessons Learned by a Roof Consultant
Hurricane Hugo left in its wake, extensive damage, an estimated $6 Billion loss. It is estimated that over 80% of the losses were related to roof failures, and the associated water damages....

Evaluating Shoreline Protection Alternatives
Continued erosion of the shoreline results in loss of land, depreciation of property values and may result in an increased threat to public safety. Limited financial resources require...

Chesapeake Bay Field Modeling and Monitoring Projects
'Traditional' erosion control measures often do not meet the Corps of Engineers' requirement for economic justification. The costs of these measures...

Probabilistic Analysis of Modernization Options
Benefit-cost analysis is a standard procedure for reaching planning decisions. Cost overruns and benefit shortfalls are also common occurrences. One reason for the difficulty of predicting...

When FERC Investigates Your Unlicensed Project: A Five-Point Protection Plan
A FERC investigation into a project's jurisdictional status poses the potential for substantial risks and costs. This paper outlines a 'five-point protection...

Hydro Plant Modernization and Uprating
The paper suggests that the method to achieve desirable hydropower benefits at costs lower than for new thermal projects, is through systematic modernization and upgrading of older hydro...

Direct Load Cell-Based Weighing Lysimeter System
A low-cost weighing lysimeter system is described which is capable of measuring evapotranspiration with an accuracy of 0.05-0.10 mm. A two-lysimeter system with electronic data logger...

Safety in the Construction Industry
Although the construction industry employs only 5% of the workforce, it comprises 20% of all accidents and 26% of all occupational related fatalities. The costs of acidents is 9 billion...

Going Where No Man Can Go
After the 1979 accident at Three Mile Island Unit 2 in Harrisburg, Pa., some areas of the reactor plant were too contaminated for workers to survey, much less clean. The article describes...

Construction under Fire
Construction is not carried out in a laboratory setting under controlled conditions—especially in areas of socio-political conflict, such as El Salvador in the 1980s. Instead, the construction...

Engineering Women Into the Workplace
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, by the year 2000, only 15% of the work force will be white men; 64% will be women of mixed ethnic backgrounds. Clearly, statistics show that...

The Marina Environment from a Boaters Point of View
A discussion of the benefits and problems encountered by the recreational boater as a tenant of both the public and private marinas in Southern California is presented....

Marina Cabo San Lucas—A Case Study
Designing and constructing a high quality, state-of-the-art marina is a difficult task in major metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles or San Francisco. But when the marina development...

ASCE Salary Survey 1991
The 21st biennial ASCE salary survey of the engineering profession conducted by the ASCE Committee on Employment Conditions during the first half of 1991 is presented. It consists of an...

The Civil Engineering Shortage: Reality or Myth?

Women in the Civil Engineering Work Force Tapping a New Resource

Increasing & Sustaining Diversity in the Workforce

Requirements for Controlling a Repository's Releases of Carbon-14 Dioxide; The High Costs and Negligible Benefits
A repository excavated within the unsaturated zone may release carbon(C)-14 dioxide in amounts that exceed limits imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Nuclear Regulatory...

Economic Assessment of Infrastructural Development for the Gurara River in Nigeria
Based on the preliminary designs of the hydraulic structures for the proposed Gurara river water development project in Nigeria, an economic feasibility analysis is presented. The cost...

Benefits from Floodplain Management Activities in Relation to Operating South Holston Dam
Floodplain management activities have primarily been directed toward avoiding floodplain siting where practical; where siting is unavoidable, elevating structures, facilities, or equipment...

 

 

 

 

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