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...

A Guide for Best Management Practice (BMP) Selection in Urban Developed Areas
With the ongoing NPDES Stormwater Permits, TMDL programs, and the increase in environmental awareness, many municipalities are challenged to address the relatively new concept of cleaning...

Piece by Piece
The Lions' Gate Suspension Bridge, a landmark structure in Vancouver, British Columbia, marks the entrance to one of the busiest harbors on the west coast of North America....

Life at the End of the Tunnel
Deadly tunnel fires in Europe have raised new concerns about tunnel fire safety around the world. Modifications to structures, mechanical systems, and operating procedures can make new...

High-Tech Isolation
In the fast-paced world of telecommunications, the time to market is often the deciding factor in the success of an enterprise. With that thought in mind, AboveNet Communications, Inc.,...

Emergency Warning System for Excavating at the Toe of a Dam

Irrigation Method Selection Process
Intelligent selection of the irrigation method that best meets the goals and objectives of an irrigated agricultural development is of primary importance in the design process. A system...

Sprinkler Irrigation
In sprinkler irrigation, water is applied to the soil using a pressurized piping system with nozzles, jets, or perforated pipe that sprays the water into the air. These sprinkler devices...

Subirrigation: Water Table Management
Water table management (subirrigation) is accomplished by controlling the water table, usually through a subsurface drainage system. The crop is subirrigated with water being furnished...

The Shape of Things to Come
High-performance steel (HPS) offers improved toughness and durability for bridge construction. This article presents several innovative concepts for HPS structural systems—including I-girders...

NAVSTAR Global Positioning System Surveying
Technical Engineering and Design Guides, as adapted from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, No. 28. This manual provides technical specifications and...

Urban Planning and Development Applications of GIS
Sponsored by the Geographic Information Systems Subcommittee of the Urban Planning and Development Division of ASCE. This report provides the most...

Space Truss
The International Space Station will be more than 310 ft (94 m) long when it is completed sometime in the next decade. The backbone of the structure is a hexagonal truss system that will...

Two-in-One Tunnel
Engineers are converting the 2.6 mi (4.2 km) Anton Anderson Railroad Tunnel that connects the isolated town of Whittier, Alaska, to the rest of the state into a combination highway-railroad...

Design of Structure and Damping System to Control Motions of the Park Tower, Chicago
Park Tower, a 67 story condominium/hotel project currently under construction on the Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL, will be the first building in North America in recent times that utilizes...

Notable Features of the Public Transit Systems in Chennai City
Certain unique features of the bus and rail transit system of Chennai City are presented. These features are related to the aspects concerning the development, operation and management...

Chicago's Urban Public Transportation System: Its Operations and Use by People
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) faces a number of challenges of all kinds in its attempts to gain and keep riders. But most important is finding ways to serve and satisfy its customers....

Personal Rapid Transit (PRT): Solving Traditional Mobility Problems with New Technology—The Chicago RTA Experience
The Regional Transportation Authority's (RTA) Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) development effort began as a vision. Guided by statutory mandate, staggering gridlock and the unique travel...

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...

Hong Kong's Public Transport System: Harmonizing Choice, Diversity and Urban Integration
The benefits of integrating railways with land use planning and active urban development and why this is rather successfully achieved in Hong Kong are discussed. The people of Hong Kong...

 

 

 

 

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