Construction Quality Assurance at the World's Busiest Airport

Sources of Nitrate Contamination in Central Illinois Streams and Lakes

From Flood to Flourish: The Chicago Freight Tunnel Assessment Program

Studies of Composite Construction at Illinois and Lehigh, 1940–1978

Probability Based Estimation of Expected Annual Benefits

Effect of Surface Water and Ground Water Interaction on Atrazine Transport to Pumping Wells
High concentrations of agricultural chemicals in flood waters have been reported in many Midwestern rivers and streams. The public water supply wells of a number of riparian communities...

Modeling the Lake Decatur Watershed in Illinois to Evaluate Effects of Best Management Practices on Nitrate Loading
The Illinois State Water Survey recently completed a two-year monitoring and modeling study of the Lake Decatur watershed in Illinois to develop land use management alternatives that would...

Economic Efficiency of Regulations for Allocation and Control of Surface Water Withdrawals in Humid Regions
This paper proposes several alternative regulatory instruments for the allocation of flowing water and evaluates these instruments with respect to economic efficiency for a hypothetical...

Hydrodynamic Changes Associated with Navigation Traffic on the Upper Mississippi River System
Research has been conducted at the Illinois State Water Survey for the last five to seven years to collect field data from the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers to determine the extent and...

Distributions of Return Flow in Navigable Waterways
Physical impacts of barge traffic on the riverine environment have drawn increasing attention from resource managers of the Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS). Return flow, which can...

Improving the Speed of Double Lockages
The size of tug and barge combinations on the Upper Mississippi River and Illinois Waterway frequently exceed the dimensions of the lock chambers they must pass through. The locks on these...

Are Erosion Control Programs Reducing Sedimentation?
In the Midwest, the USEPA National Watershed Monitoring Program is determining the effectiveness of land management strategies to improve water quality and biological diversity. The illinois...

Navigation Lock Improvements
All commercial barge traffic on the Upper Mississippi River and Illinois Waterway must pass through a system of locks designed and built in the 1930s and 40s. Many of the locks on these...

Upper Mississippi River System Environmental Management Program (EMP)
Introduction The Upper Mississippi River Navigation System (UMRNS) is one of the largest Public Works projects existing within the continental United States of America. The system, which...

Johnson Sparkplugs Chicago's Engineers Week Events

Chicago's Micropile Debut
On a tight, urban site around Chicago's historic Orchestra Hall, engineers used high-capacity micropiles as an alternative to hand-dug caissons. On a $104 million project...

Worldwide Advances in Structural Concrete and Masonry
This proceedings contains the papers presented at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Committee on Concrete and Masonry Structures (CCMS) Symposium on Worldwide Advances in...

Chicago Remaps Itself
Chicago, famed as the City of the Big Shoulders, is taking its own measurements in preparation for the 21st century. The city is in the midst of a $10 million, multi-year project to create...

A Simplified Method for Estimating Total Streambed Scour at Bridges in Illinois

Traffic Analysis of the Chicago River and Lock

 

 

 

 

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