Standards Processing 2000
Current software applications fall short of meeting user requirements for `intelligent' electronic access to building codes and standards. Hypertext is a useful tool, but it only assists...

A Goal Driven Approach to Discrete Event Simulation
Discrete event simulation is getting more attention as a tool for allocating construction resources. However, its usage is limited because it requires intensive knowledge in conducting...

3D CAD Modeling and Graphical Simulation of Mobile Cranes
This paper describes the research performed to lay a foundation for developing a graphical simulation system which can be used in the planning of heavy lifts using mobile cranes. Mobile...

Graphic Visualization for Planning Heavy Lifts
The application of graphical visualization to construction can serve a wide variety of objectives and offers many significant benefits. Heavy lifts are an important component of industrial...

An Artificial Neural Network Approach to Allocating Construction Resources
This paper presents an approach to alleviate the problem of depending upon human expert in allocating construction resources. This approach is using artificial neural networks to capture...

SELECTCRANE: An Expert System for Optimum Crane Selection
Every major project undertaken today requires the services of a crane(s) to ensure that all materials and equipment hoisting and placement are performed in the most efficient manner. The...

Microworlds for Learning Through Inquiry
We discuss several computer-based environments to support learning through inquiry, called microworlds, including two focused on steam power plant operation and electronic troubleshooting....

Computer Based Energy Analysis for Mechanical Retrofit of Buildings
Visionaries in the HVAC arena are now focusing their attention on servicing and retrofitting existing buildings. These efforts include modernizing and upgrading deteriorated equipment,...

EDI and Its Role in Information Management

Database Integration in Support of Construction Management
This presentation will describe how new object-oriented technology is being applied to this problem. The goal of this use of object-oriented systems is 1) to provide a method for processing...

Computer Use in Claims Analysis -- Roundtable Discussion
Preparation or defense of construction claims is inherently time consuming and often counter-productive. This outline discusses some tools currently used in the construction industry to...

CadVisor (CAD Equipment Analysis and Selection System)
This paper describes a system called CadVisor (CAD Equipment Analysis and Selection System) developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Laboratories...

A GIS Foundation Example
A primary network of geodetic control monuments was developed with static GPS measurements. These monuments are tied to the existing Florida High Precision Network....

Effects of SPT Equipment and Procedures on the Design of Shallow Foundations on Sand
The effect on our computations of bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundations suggests that as more efficient SPT hammers and procedures are used, our shallow foundation designs...

Application of the Diflupress L.D. Field Test to Settlement Calculation
Electricite de France developed a new in situ measurement apparatus (Diflupress L.D.) in order to predict the delayed settlements that can appear under heavy constructions. From the experimental...

Evaluating Activated Sludge Secondary Clarifier Performance: A Protocol
To establish a consistent methodology for evaluating secondary clarifier performance, the ASCE Clarifier Research Technical Committee prepared procedural guidelines in the form of a draft...

Sludge Hopper Design for Activated Sludge Clarifiers
Only in the past few years has any attention been allocated to the transport characteristics of sludge collectors. However, no attention has been given to a design rationale for the sludge...

Design and Execution of Hydrodynamic Field Data Collection using Acoustic Doppler Current Profiling Equipment
Proposed major changes to the navigation channel depth in the Cape Fear River prompted an investigation of the existing hydrodynamics of the river system. The observed data are to be used...

Large-Stone Aggregate-Modified Asphalt Mixes

The Dredging Research Program Technical Area 3

 

 

 

 

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