Fast Forward
Under the aegis of the French government, the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français (French National Railway Society), or SNCF, has built two new bridges, each approximately 1,100...

Turning with the Wind
A 125-m high tower built at the site of the Glasgow Science Center in the United Kingdom required some innovative design methods. To reduce the aerodynamic effects imposed on the slender...

Great Excavations
By any definition, the scale of the underground caverns being excavated near Geneva at the particle physics center run by the Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN)—the European...

The Road to Reuse
Many types of wastes and by-products have potential uses in the highway environment. Applications for recycled materials include asphalt pavement, portland cement concrete pavement, granular...

Evaluation of the Trevipark Automated Parking System
Prepared by the Civil Engineering Innovative Technology Evaluation Center, a CERF innovation center serving the engineering and construction industries. ...

Branching Out (Available in Structural Engineering Special Issue only)
The Cologne/Bonn Airport in Germany is currently undergoing its biggest construction project to date: a $200 million, five-story addition. Close and productive collaboration between the...

Socioeconomic Land Use and Travel Patterns in Amsterdam
The number of inhabitants in Amsterdam is influenced by various developments such as the move to the suburbs, foreign immigration on the growth of prosperity. Important factors for the...

Existing Urban Public Transportation System: Its Operations and Use by People
Public transport has currently reached far beyond city limits, particularly in Amsterdam. As such, the public transport in and around Amsterdam operated at three levels. First the city...

Socioeconomic Characteristics and Transportation in Berlin
Berlin's future as a site of commerce and services, as a significant goods handling center and as an important focus for commercial relationships, is dependent upon an intact transportation...

The Berlin Local Transport Company (BVG): A Part of Berlin
Public transport was in existence in Berlin for more than 150 years. Buses, trams, and underground trains were combined in a single company, whose initials BVG became part of Berlin. As...

Fare Integration Ambitions for Public Transport in the Budapest Region
An overview is given on the fare integration ambitions in the Budapest region including 170 settlements and approximately 3.3 million inhabitants and serving more than 85% of the commuters...

Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Use and Travel Patterns of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area
The major travel problems in the Helsinki area are related to the increase in car traffic and population. Proper coordination of land use and transportation plans is essential to accommodate...

Public Transport in Helsinki
Public transport's share of traffic has not improved in the 90s, although passenger volumes has risen. Improving public transport's share of traffic is important. In fact, there are many...

Travel Cards in the Year 2000: The Helsinki Region Ushers in the Smart Card Era
Once the travel card system for the Helsinki region is fully implemented, it will be one of the most advanced ticket sales and fare collection systems around. Passengers will carry remote...

London Socioeconomic, Land Use and Travel Patterns: Position Statement, Issues and Solutions
The major cities of the European Union are facing a congestion crisis as a result of inadequate investment in both road mass transit infrastructure over the last forty years. In particular,...

Roadspace Reallocation Increasing Bus Use
This paper briefly outlines the history and current development of the role of the bus and how roadspace re-allocation particularly through bus priority is used to increase public transport...

Three-Dimensional Curvilinear Modelling of Wind-Induced Flows Through the North Channel of the Irish Sea

Monitoring and Performance Analysis of Protection Works at Rosslare Strand
Post construction monitoring and performance analysis has become an important part of many major coastal protection projects. In the past such work was carried out very much on an ad-hoc...

Blocking the Tide
The city of Venice is in peril as a result of increased tidal flooding, and a proposed system of movable gates offers the greatest promise of safeguarding the city's future....

Banking on Bioengineering
Geoenvironmental engineers have traditionally used riprap to protect streambanks and river banks from erosion. In recent years, however, river regulators, permitting agencies, and county...

 

 

 

 

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