The Impact of NFPA 130 on Facility Requirements for APM's

Isolated Examples
The technology of seismic isolation, also known as base isolation, is being used to protect the contents and occupants of a building as well as its structure. Isolators are led-rubber...

1990: Decade of Natural Disaster Reduction
The loss from natural disasters is extensive. Earthquakes, windstorms, floods, landslides, volcanic eruptions, wildfires, and insect infestations have caused the deaths of nearly three...

Fire Protection at the Grand Coulee Hydro Project
In the fall of 1980 a rupture of one of the Project's 525kV transmission cables occurred and created a fire. Power from three Third Powerplant 700MW units was interrupted,...

Fire Tests of a Composite Building Structure

Foam Over Troubled Toxics
Foams are now being used to control noxious vapor emissions from hazardous waste landfills. Another use of foams is in control of vapors emitted by chemical spills and fires. This article...

Getting to the Root of Sewer Problems
The ability to quantify and qualify work schedule in a clear, logical and precise manner can make the difference between an effective preventive maintenance program and one of 'trying'...

Japan Tunnels under the Ocean
The 54 km Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea railroad in the world, opened in March. The tunnel, which connects Japan's two largest islands, Hakkaido and Honshu, is part...

Preliminary Analysis of Fire Suppression Methods for the Space Station
The choice of a fire suppression system for the space station remains open. Several alternatives have been suggested, each with particular advantages and disadvantages. The problem is...

Burnout Control of Waste Coal Piles

Liberty Restored
The Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement of 1987 is the restoration of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. The restoration work included many engineering tasks that by themselves...

Structural Considerations of Cellular Concrete
Although not normally considered to be a structural material, cellular concrete possesses characteristics which may result in its having structural applications in building and structural...

A Burning Wasteland Reclaimed
Until recently the PJP Landfill exemplified what can happen when uncontrolled and illegal dumping goes on for many years. Now it is an example of what innovation and imagination can do...

Systems Model for Water Supply Following Earthquakes
The water supply for San Francisco is described with emphasis on the city's auxiliary water distribution network, which provides fire protection for the most heavily built-up...

Fire on the Water
Incineration is a promising hazardous waste disposal technique. However, nobody wants an incinerator constructed near him, so waste handlers are considering burning hazardous wastes at...

Criteria for Physical Simulation of Large-Area Fire Plumes

The Rise of the Tall Building
The development of the high-rise frame in the U.S. was the result of a collision of many factors. The destruction of Chicago in the great fire of 1871 was one major factor in the start...

Complications in the Design and Analysis of Small Water Distribution Systems
The design and operation of small treatment and distribution networks can sometimes be more complicated than the design of large metropolitan systems. More often than not, the use of standard...

Hazard Assessment of Landfill Fire Air Emissions
The PJP Landfill, located in northeastern New Jersey, is a suspected hazardous waste site, and is listed on the federal Superfund National Priorities List. In addition to contaminating...

Density Transfer: The Santa Monicas Contribution
This paper addresses some aspects of designing and implementing density transfer programs, as illustrated by the Transfer of Development Credit (TDC) program which the California Coastal...

 

 

 

 

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