Construction Product Performance, The Unexpected
Efforts made in the construction, industry to increase the quality of the constructed facility through the development of new materials and systems and through the reduction of labor intensive...

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...

Evaluation of Automatic Earthquake Shutoff Valve Performance and Recommendations for Future U.S. Standards
Increasing interest of local and state government has developed in recent years regarding legislation requiring automatic shutoff valves for natural gas lines as well as lines containing...

Keeping Lifelines Alive
There were no city water supplies to fight the fires in San Francisco after last year's earthquake. The fires were brought under control because of an historic auxiliary water...

Fort Worth: Where the West Began with Water
This paper presents a historic overview of the impact the Trinity River has had on the development of Forth Worth with regard to fire protection, water supply and flood control....

Remediating A Fire Site
Machin and Ehresmann describe remediation of a 15 acre fire site at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. An investigation after the fire showed that all of the debris contained asbestos. Sampling confirmed...

The Application of Microcomputers to Site Location Planning for Emergency Services
The paper presents an overview of the application of FIRE-ROUTER, a microcomputer package designed to assist in fire station location planning. Subjects covered include route finding,...

Debris Flow Potential and Sediment Yield Analysis Following Wild Fire Events in Mountainous Terrain
The Pacific Southwest Inter-Agency Committee (PSIAC) 1968 Sediment Yield Rating Model provides a method to rapidly assess any increase in potential sediment yields following a wild fire...

Clouds Formed by Large Area Fires

Protection of Wood Designs in Adverse Environments
Engineers and architects are becoming increasingly aware of the risks of poor wood design practices and the benefits of using wood properly. This paper addresses biological factors that...

Education At a Crossroads
Undergraduate education of civil engineers may be in for a change in the 1990s for several reasons: The profession is mired in image and recruitment problems, the curriculum is under fire...

Laser Ignition of Oil Spills: A History

Fire Hydrant Winter Maintenance Program for Anchorage

People Movers Move Downtown
Although the people mover has become a common sight at major airports in the U.S. and abroad, the sleek high tech vehicles have yet to establish themselves as a cost effective mode of...

Moving Intermodal Containers Over Urban/Suburban Highways
Due to standardization, to date most containers basically fit the U.S. highway environment, which was the entire original intent of intermodal transport. The paper presentes the results...

Microsilica (Silica Fume) Concrete Durability in Severe Environments
Microsilica (silica fume) concrete has provided increased durability in a variety of aggressive environments. Technical information is presented for microsilica concretes exposed to fire,...

Seismic Isolation for the Los Angeles County Fire Command and Control Facility
The use of seismic isolation is becoming an increasingly important consideration in improving the earthquake lifelines of a community. This paper identifies the major problems encountered...

Cracking the Fire Code
Local building codes specify fire resistance for members in buildings and other structures, and structural engineers select materials and assemblies that have passed a standard fire resistance...

Ft. Huachuca, AZ Fire Site Hazardous Waste Remedial Action
The paper discusses an investigation of the site of a major fire at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. All of the fire debris contained asbestos. The sampling results confirmed that PCB levels of...

Composite Material Application for a Monorail Car Body

 

 

 

 

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