Raising the Bar of BART
Although it was originally designed to withstand a strong earthquake, and did so admirably in 1989, the Bay Area Transit (BART) system was recently evaluated to determine its ability to...

FishXing 2.0 Software and Learning Systems for the Analysis of Fish Migration through Culverts
A brief explanation of the software FishXing....

Integration of Watershed and Ecological Site Land Classification Scales Using GIS Technology
Advanced analysis of hydrologic processes for use in natural resource simulation models and related applications including rangeland health assessments can be facilitated by the integration...

Effects of Wildfire on Water Supplies: A Case Study from Denver, Colorado
Wildfires can directly impact municipal water supplies by increasing a watersheds susceptibility to erosion, and thereby potentially increasing the transport of sediment and organic matter...

The Watershed Modeling System
The Watershed Modeling System (WMS) is a comprehensive environment for hydrologic analysis developed by the Environmental Modeling Research Laboratory (EMRL) at Brigham Young University...

Stochastic Simulation of the Colorado River Flows Using SAMS
The main purpose of this presentation is to illustrate the applicability of SAMS to the Colorado River system. For this purpose we have utilized monthly data at 29 sites in the basin....

Predicting Droughts for the South Platte River System
In this paper we apply probability theory and stochastic processes to determine drought properties, particularly drought duration. Spccilicslly, we model the sequences of wet and dry years...

Spatial Decision Support System for River Basin Management
MODSIM is a generalized river basin network flow model designed to simultaneously assure that water resources are allocated according to physical, hydrogeological, and institutional/administrative...

Rain and Gray Water Reuse Systems: The Hazard of Legionaries Disease
The Legionaries Disease is being more and more diagnosed. This infectious disease occurs when humans come in contact with the aerosol of contaminated water. The body of knowledge is growing...

Application of Simulated Annealing for Integrated Urban Water Systems: Infrastructure, Treatment and Re-Use Optimization
Escalating costs in providing water supply, waste water and storm water infrastructure and community concerns over the environmental impact of water harvesting and effluent disposal, have...

Rediscovering the Lost City
Since 1994, Kenneth R. Wright, P.E., of Wright Water Engineers, in Denver, has been studying evidence of civil engineering at the ruins of Machu Picchu—an ancient Inca city in the Andes...

The Future of Airports
Through a series of meetings and surveys, professionals involved in the design, engineering, construction, and maintenance of airports throughout the United States and Canada have identified...

Tied by Water
Water utilities in the Puget Sound region of Washington State face strict water quality standards and increasing water demands. Because of the Endangered Species Act, they are also under...

The Many Faces of RCC
The Chinese government, under an aggressive move to boost its hydroelectric power output, is building an extensive system of dams nationwide. Chinese engineers have developed innovative...

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...

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

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. ...

 

 

 

 

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