The Role of Aesthetics in Bridge Design
The role of aesthetics in current bridge design practice varies widely. Many bridgeprojects in the United States are developed without including aesthetics as one of theproject goals....

Whose Government is it, Anyway?

Differing Site Conditions Clause
<p>This section discusses the Differing Site Conditions (DSC) clause, including an example of the standard clause and modifications to the Federal DSC.</p>...

Regional Disaster Resilience
A Guide for Developing an Action Plan
Regional Disaster Resilience: A Guide for Developing an Action Plan provides a much-needed strategy to develop the level of preparedness necessary...

The Integrated Asset Management Paradigm for Highway Transportation Infrastructure
During the past few decades, the legislature, federal transportation officials, the transportation engineering community and the public in general became aware of the necessity to leverage...

City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation's Role in Transit Planning and Operation

Symbol of Strength
Shortly after the Oklahoma City bombing, the federal government decided to rebuild. The result is an architectural gem incorporating the latest advances in blast resistance and sustainable...

A Concerted Effort
With aid from the National Science Foundation, 15 Universities across the country have expanded and upgraded their earthquake simulation research facilities. These resources have now been...

The Pentagon Report
The findings of the building performance study conducted following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon have far-reaching implications for the engineering and building...

CMOM and EPA

The Creeping Storm
During the past 40 years the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has spent nearly a billion dollars constructing a barrier around the low-lying city of New Orleans to protect it from hurricanes....

Assessing Long-Term Pollutant Concentration Trends in Urban Runoff for TMDL Planning and Regulatory Assessment
Loads of some pollutants in many urban watersheds include a substantial component originating with non-point sources and stormwater runoff. TMDL planning includes estimating those loads,...

A Dynamic Climate Downscaling Prediction System for N.E. Brazil
The International Research Institute for climate prediction (IRI) is collaborating with several levels of government and various local and foreign researchers in several key disciplines...

Replacing a Dying Water Infrastructure
The water infrastructure in the United States will soon need massive repairs. Pipes are leaking, and most pipes are near the end of their life cycles. Tens of thousands of sewer overflows...

Panel Discussion on Stormwater Issues in Pennsylvania
The management of stormwater in Pennsylvania has radically changed over the last several years due to the concern of the citizens of the Commonwealth, and the advent of NPDES Phase II....

Great Hall
One of the most provocative structures gracing the London landscape, the new City Hall, at More London, is also a world-class model of energy-efficient design....

Grand Finale
For 87 years Oklahoma's state capitol remained unfinished, the majestic cast-in-place concrete dome its designers envisioned never built. But as Oklahoma approached its centennial—to...

Monitored Natural Recovery and Dredging Decision Analysis at Bellingham Bay, Washington
The Whatcom Waterway Site, located within inner Bellingham Bay, Washington consists of intertidal and subtidal aquatic lands within and adjacent to the Whatcom Waterway in Bellingham,...

Application of the NRC Framework for Evaluation of Remedial Actions at a PCB Contaminated Sediment Site
The National Research Council recently proposed that the framework of the Presidents/Congressional Commission on Risk Assessment and Risk Management be applied to the selection and implementation...

Dissecting the Collapses
The September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center horrified the civilized world. An estimated 2,830 human lives were extinguished by these attacks. In the aftermath of the events,...

 

 

 

 

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