Subsurface Utility Engineering and Megaprojects: Avoiding Underground Conflicts Helps Speed Project Delivery
Experienced project owners realize that utility conflicts can be risky and pose unexpected impacts on the cost and delivery of projects, especially in urban settings. To help overcome these impacts, Subsurface...

Achieving Success and Avoiding Failures with Permeable Pavements
This chapter provides experienced-based recommendations on how to achieve success with permeable pavements. This information is based on an informational survey completed by designers,...

Site Conditions
The owner and the engineer should visit the proposed site during the initial planning phase and periodically throughout design to identify site conditions and constraints. A survey of...

Detailed Site Investigations
This section addresses site investigation issues that are important for detailed design and construction of microtunneling projects. These site investigations include the following: Geotechnical...

Construction Support Services
A preconstruction survey of existing structures within the anticipated construction zone of influence should be conducted before any construction begins. A plan for structures that need...

Instrumentation and Monitoring
A detailed plan for monitoring possible ground surface movements caused by the microtunneling operations should be prepared. The plan is typically prepared by the engineer in consultation...

Sinkhole Investigation and Grouting: Novel Recommendations for a Pipeline Right-of-Way
In 2009, numerous sinkholes developed within and adjacent to a 400-ft-long section of high-pressure, petroleum pipeline right-of-way that crosses under a local creek in Plymouth Meeting,...

2011 Mississippi River Basin Flood Session
This session reviewed how the 2011 Mississippi Basin Flood developed, and it defined the special extent and magnitude of the flooding from the perspective of the US Army Corps of Engineers,...

The Engineering Income and Salary Survey Standard Report
Trends Analysis, Policies, and Practice
The Salary Survey of 2010 is an engineering income and salary survey....

The Engineering Income and Salary Survey
Trends Analysis, Policies, and Practices
The Salary Survey of 2009 is an engineering income and salary survey....

Current Programs in American Post-Secondary Wood Design Education
Wood engineering has been a requirement in civil/structural engineering education curricula forcenturies. In 1990, a comprehensive survey was conducted of wood engineering educationprograms...

Headcut Analysis for Off-Channel Gravel Pits in Arid Environments
The study focuses on a large gravel pit located adjacent to the Santa Cruz River between the confluences with the Rillito and Canada del Oro rivers in Tucson, Arizona. These gravel pits...

Tapping the Desert
As part of an effort to augment the limited supply of freshwater in El Paso, Texas, engineers and planners are eyeing a new source: desalinated water pumped from beneath the desert floor....

Surveying and Mapping: History, Current Status, and Future Projections
Since the founding of ASCE in 1852, remarkable changes have occurred in all areas of civil engineering practice, including surveying and mapping. Instruments employed in surveying and...

Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites for Construction´┐ŻState-of-the-Art Review
A concise state-of-the-art survey of fiber-reinforced polymer (also known as fiber-reinforced plastic) composites for construction applications in civil engineering is presented. The paper...

Transparency and Integrity in Water Management
The purpose of this Paper will be to explore, define and discuss the matter of transparency, integrity and effectiveness in water and associated land management. In view of the complex...

Rebuilding an Island
Following centuries of rising sea levels and pounding waves, almost all of Poplar Island had, by the 1990s, been lost to erosion in the Chesapeake Bay. Today the land is on its way back,...

Applications of Multibeam Echo Sounding with Topographic Mapping for Monitoring of Rubble Mound Breakwaters
Analysis of data from the breakwater monitoring program indicates the integration of multibeam survey capability with the increased accuracy of OTF DGPS positioning and advanced data management...

Application of Multibeam Echo Sounding and Side Scan Sonar for Mapping of Shoreline Protection Revetments
The use of multibeam survey methodology coupled with high precision positioning systems for the mapping of shoreline protection features and the adjacent offshore areas allows development...

Calibration of Water-Velocity Meters
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), as part of its responsibility to appraise the quantity of water resources in the United States, maintains facilities for the calibration of water-velocity...

 

 

 

 

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