Use of Pressuremeter in Mixed Highrise Foundation Design
The pressuremeter has been used extensively for the evaluation of strength and deformation characteristics of the glacial hardpan soils in the design and construction of caisson foundations...

Ups and Downs in Chicago
The Chicago Title and Trust Center—a 50-story mixed-use complex which opened late last year—offers 1.3 million sq ft of above-grade space, and three levels of below-grade parking. The...

Arterial Street Incident Detection Using Multiple Data Sources: Plans for ADVANCE
An Advanced Traveler Information System demonstration called ADVANCE is being prepared for implementation on an arterial street network in the suburbs of Chicago. This paper will describe...

Automated Data Collection for O'Hare Airport
The Chicago O'Hare International Airport (O'Hare) is one of the busiest facilities in the world. Operating at near capacity, the airport provides a critical link in the United States'...

Travel Time Data Fusion in Advance
The ADVANCE project in the Chicago metropolitan area is one of several ATIS operational tests currently underway in the USA and abroad. Fusion of equipped vehicle (probes) travel time...

Trends in Streamflow Due to Wetland Drainage

Deep Cuts and Ground Movements in Chicago Clay

The Great Chicago Flood of 1992
In April of 1992, a breach in a freight tunnel caused the river that flows through Chicago to pour into city building basements, causing the city to shut down. Critical utility systems...

Service Records of Chicago District Breakwater Stone and How These Relate to Test Results
Breakwater stone production is limited to areas with geologic outcrops capable of producing large rocks. The most reliable breakwater stone is that which exhibits the highest degree of...

The Design and Use of Flow-Through Hold Pads
The Chicago Delay Task Force recommended the construction of nine largescale, flow-through hold pads at Chicago O'Hare International Airport to reduce the potential for airfield gridlock....

Traffic Impact Fees in Schaumburg, Illinois
Schaumburg, Illinois, a suburban employment center northwest of Chicago, developed a traffic impact fee program 13 years ago. The program has met with little resistance from developers....

IVHS Advances in Chicago

When Sewer Rehab Doesn't Stop Basement Flooding
The western half of Wilmette, Illinois, is served by separate sanitary sewers. Constructed in the late 1920's, this separate sewer system was among the first installed in northeastern...

Mandated Public Participation in Siting of Hazardous and Conventional Waste Facilities: The Illinois Experience

A PC Method to Compile Land Use Data for Hydrology
A computerized method for compiling and reducing land use data for hydrologic computer model simulation was developed. The technique was developed for use on an IBM compatible PC. The...

1991 Update on Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Metropolitan Chicago
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC) owns intercepting sewers and seven water reclamation plants, but 125 local communities own the local sewers which...

Flows of Hazardous Materials Through States by Rail
This paper presents information on the tonnages of hazardous materials passing through each of the contiguous 48 states (and the District of Columbia) by rail. The quantities are estimated...

Overcoming the Obstacles—Hydroelectric Development on the Kankakee River
A number of difficulties were encountered and resolved during development of a 1,200 kW hydroelectric project in northeastern Illinois. Located at the site of an abandoned hydroelectric...

Agricultural Chemicals in Illinois' Rural Private Wells
A statewide sampling program was undertaken to define the extent of agricultural chemicals in rural, private drinking water wells in Illinois. A stratified random approach was taken for...

Survey of Rural, Private Wells: Statistical Design
Half of Illinois' 38 million acres were planted in corn and soybeans in 1988. On the 19 million acres planted in corn and soybeans, approximately 1 million tons of nitrogen...

 

 

 

 

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