Structural Lumber from Small-Diameter Western U.S. Softwood Trees
The purpose of this study was to determine the mechanical properties, and corresponding economic value, of dimension lumber produced from selected over-stocked forest stands of small-diameter...

Fast Forward
Under the aegis of the French government, the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français (French National Railway Society), or SNCF, has built two new bridges, each approximately 1,100...

Competitive Edge
A new design system called the simplified economical bridge design (SEBD) makes steel cost-competitive with concrete for short- and medium-span bridges for the first time. In fact, a comparative...

Solving Socioeconomic Problems Using Geotechnical Engineering Skills

Wind Load Provisions
This chapter explores the provisions of the Wind Load standard....

Examples
This chapter contains ten examples of determination of wind loads using the analytical procedure of the ASCE 7-98 standard....

The Ethics of Contributions
Whether or not it is ethical for a consulting firm to contribute money to a political campaign or cause depends on the motive. If the purpose is to curry favor with a candidate and gain...

Space Truss
The International Space Station will be more than 310 ft (94 m) long when it is completed sometime in the next decade. The backbone of the structure is a hexagonal truss system that will...

On Martian Soil
Discussions are ongoing about how and when to build human settlements on other worlds. Many scientific discussions have focused on settlements on Mars, and how the initial colonists would...

Socioeconomic Land Use and Travel Patterns in Amsterdam
The number of inhabitants in Amsterdam is influenced by various developments such as the move to the suburbs, foreign immigration on the growth of prosperity. Important factors for the...

Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Use and Travel Patterns of the Municipality of Beijing, China
The Beijing authorities have tackled the inherited problems of access and mobility, and have aimed to cater for increased transport demands and higher expectations of level of service...

Socioeconomic Characteristics and Transportation in Berlin
Berlin's future as a site of commerce and services, as a significant goods handling center and as an important focus for commercial relationships, is dependent upon an intact transportation...

Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Use, and Travel Patterns of Chennai (Madras)
Chennai is a port city, with railway and road networks extending in all three land directions available for expansion. Currently, the city limits comprised of 172-sq. km. and the metropolitan...

Socioeconomic and Travel Characteristics of Chicago
This paper discusses the socioeconomic, land use and travel patterns of the Chicago area as they relate to the provision and use of public transportation. The purpose of the paper is to...

Socioeconomic Characteristics of Curitiba: Planning for Change through the Integration of Land Use and Transportation
The city of Curitiba, called the Environmental Capital of Brazil, has been awarded numerous environmental prizes including two awards from the United Nations. Like most cities in the Western...

Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Use and Travel Patterns of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area
The major travel problems in the Helsinki area are related to the increase in car traffic and population. Proper coordination of land use and transportation plans is essential to accommodate...

Travel Cards in the Year 2000: The Helsinki Region Ushers in the Smart Card Era
Once the travel card system for the Helsinki region is fully implemented, it will be one of the most advanced ticket sales and fare collection systems around. Passengers will carry remote...

Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Use and Travel Patterns: Development Coordination of New Towns in Hong Kong
Hong Kong has an extensive network of roads in the New Territories, in Kowloon, and on Hong Kong Island. Road-base public transport includes franchised buses, 16-seat mini-buses and taxis....

London Socioeconomic, Land Use and Travel Patterns: Position Statement, Issues and Solutions
The major cities of the European Union are facing a congestion crisis as a result of inadequate investment in both road mass transit infrastructure over the last forty years. In particular,...

Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Use and Travel Patterns in Los Angeles County
The City of Los Angeles is the largest city in the County and covers 1,209 km2 with a population of 3.7 million. Thus, it also has the second highest...

 

 

 

 

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