Construction Loads on Floors: Results of a Survey
A survey of post-shorting construction loads on floors of multi-storey buildings is described. The estimated parameters of a probabilistic model of the peak (transient) loads are reported....

Use of D-C Resistivity to Map Saline Ground Water
It has been estimated in previous studies that 23 square miles of the Oxnard aquifer, a member of a multi-layered aquifer system beneath the Oxnard plain in Ventura County, California,...

Seismic Survey Considerations in the Planning and Design of Dredging Projects for Marine Terminal Facilities
This paper presents a case study of the value of high resolution seismic survey information when planning and designing a dredging project for a marine terminal facility. Advances in high...

Traffic Impact Studies—Current Practices from Cities' Perspective
The results of a nationwide survey conducted among a sample of city traffic engineers are described. Information and opinions about current practices in traffic impact studies were obtained....

Uniform Traffic Impact Assessment Studies—A Case History of Riverside County, California
A publication was issued by the Transportation Department of Riverside County, California, in December of 1989 which required all traffic impact studies performed for new development to...

Corridor Planning and Traffic Assessment: Small Sites and Neighborhoods
Determining the appropriate use of a piece of property, or the uses for larger land areas in a portion of a city, requires consideration of many facts. A recently completaed project was...

Development Impact Assessment with Transportation Models
The use of microcomputers in urban transportation modeling is having a major impact on the traffic engineering and planning profession. Between the late 1950's and early 1980's, most modelling...

A Proposed Methodology for Ranking Space Resource Utilization Processes
A recent survey paper on lunar manufacturing identified 26 initial steps previously proposed as primary routes for lunar processing. Most of these have not been studied in sufficient detail...

USGS Urban Stormwater Investigations in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas Metroplex

Soil Contamination Issues at Port Marine Terminals
A preliminary survey of hydrocarbon contaminated soil and groundwater problems in U.S. west coast ports indicates that the problem occurs in most major port areas. Using the Port of Los...

Site Qualification for Inclinometer Surveyng Using Tiltmeters

New Hydrologic Instrumentation in the U.S. Geological Survey
New water-level sensing and recording instrumentation is being used by the U.S. Geological Survey for monitoring water levels, stream velocities, and water-quality characteristics. Several...

Geologic Sample Handling and Logging at Apache Leap, Arizona
Early in 1990, the Yucca Mountain Project Office (Project Office; presently the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project Office) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) completed two...

A Survey of Discrete Variable Optimization for Structural Design
Available methods for discrete variable structural optimization are reviewed. Methods are classified according to three categories: branch and bound, approximations using branch and bound,...

Establishing a Geographic Information System
The ultimate test of an advancement in civil engineering is the successful integration of aspects of the advance into the general engineering community. Success stories in this area include...

Risk Perception and Policy Preferences of Fire Chiefs: A Survey of Hazardous Materials Issues
This paper presents the results of a survey of Connecticut fire chiefs and discusses how their perceptions of risk affect their attitudes towards risk preparedness and risk management...

Sonar Mapping of Giant Kelp Density and Distribution
The methods of estimating the density and distribution of giant kelp, Macrocystic pyrifera, and substrate type, using side-scanning and down-looking sonar are described. These techniques...

A Reef Conservation Project Involving Sport Divers in Singapore
The limited extent of Singapore's territorial waters places almost all the area within the boundary of its harbours. This includes many of the fringing and patch reefs associated...

Studies on Meiofauna on Rio de Janeiro Coast, Brazil
This work presents a preliminary survey of the meiofauna groups and the distribution, abundance and temporal changes of the community at Praia Vermelha (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), in July...

Shear Velocity and Eolian Sand Transport on a Barrier Island
Nearly 18 months of simultaneous measurements of atmospheric shear velocity, sand transport quantity, and beach erosion survey were made to investigate the rate of eolian sand transport...

 

 

 

 

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