Nondestructive Testing Cuts Runway Rehab Costs
Nondestructive testing of an asphalt overlay of a crosswind runway at Kansas City International Airport not only reduced construction costs and runway downtime, but proved that only the...

Collapse of the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Walkways
A summary of the National Bureau of Standards report on the collapse of the Kansas City Hyatt Regency walkways is presented. The report does not assign blame to any party; rather, it explains...

Flexible Pavement Evaluation and Overlay Design
A rational method for flexible pavement evaluation and overlay design using the Dynaflect deflections is presented. Evaluation charts and design curves are based primarily on the results...

Management of Interstate Aquifer Systems
Designing a workable institutional structure for comprehensive management of an interstate aquifer system involves consideration of not only the geology and hydrology of the system, but...

Ozone Precursor Transport - The Lawrence, KS Situation

Feasibility of Five Low-Head Hydro Projects
Studies were performed under a Department of Energy (DOE) grant program to assess the feasibility of installing low-head hydroelectric generating facilities at the following five existing...

Environmental Problems and Products
Solving environment-related problems with certain products in case history format. Includes: Rebuilding a pelican's nest in Colorado, erosion control. Converting a garbage...

Impact of Rainfall Enhancement on Hydrology
Three watersheds in Kansas were investigated to determine the hydrologic effects of a large-scale rainfall augmentation program. The Kansas Watershed Model was used to compare historical...

Evaluating Multimodal Transportation Alternatives
A method for developing an evaluation methodology for multimodal intercity freight transportation in a specific corridor is presented. The area from Kansas City, Miss., to Brunswick, Ga.,...

Mill Expansion Increases Production by 50% and Drops Water Use by 90%
Armco's Kansas City steel works expansion is nominated for 1978 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award. Extensive provisions for air and water pollution control is...

Considerations in the Analysis of Conventional Railway Track Support System
An adequate engineering analysis of conventional railway track support system (CRTSS) requires the consideration of all the major components of the track support system. Past efforts in...

Model to Evaluate Feedlot Runoff Control Systems
A continuous simulation digital computer hydrologic model of feedlot runoff control and disposal has been developed at Kansas State University. The purpose of the model is to establish...

Streamflow Transmission Losses in Western Kansas
Much of the storm runoff that occurs in western Kansas is lost from the streams and is absorbed into the alluvial material of the streambed and flood plain. Data from pairs of gaging stations...

Kansas Solution to Unionism of Professionals
On March 1, 1972 a new law went into effect in Kansas. It allows public employees to form employee organizations for the purpose of meeting and conferring with public employers on terms...

Horizontal Control in Kansas City by State Plane Coordinates
Kansas City, Mo., has grown through annexation from 60 sq miles in 1940 to 316 sq miles in 1963. This growth resulted in a need for a good horizontal control system with permanent field...

Kansas City Bank Tower Features Water-Filled Columns, Exposed Spandrels
In this first article in a series on recent innovations in structural steel design, the spotlight is on the 20-story Mercantile Bank Tower in Kansas City. This structure features several...

Comparision of Construction Labor Agreements
Provisions of labor agreements negotiated by Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) chapters in St. Louis, Kansas City, and outstate Missouri, and various local carpenter, laborer,...

Water Quality Management for Metropolitan Kansas City
Lack of planning on a metropolitan basis, and lack of support programs such as laboratory facilities or monitoring programs frequently resulted in a lack of basic data on plant performance...

TWA Hangars of Thin Shell Design
TWA hangars at the Kansas City International Airport match the shape of the giant jets. The design molds hyperbolic paraboloid concrete shells into an efficient shop area. Since the design...

Kansas City: A Center for Secondary Use of Mined-Out Space

 

 

 

 

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