NewsBriefs: BART Ridership Not Meeting Expectations After Expansion (The San Francisco Chronicle)

NewsBriefs: China Installs Flood Warning System (New Scientist)

Corebits: Allied Organizations � United States Universities Council for Geotechnical Engineering Research (USUCGER) Creates New Award; News from American Geological Institute: Global GIS DVD-ROM Available; On-Line Database Now Available; 10th Edition of GeoRef Thesaurus now Available; Congress Trims Money for Science Agency

Calendar: A 1982 Calendar Illustrating National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks
Featured landmarks are: The Erie Canal (NY); High Bridge (NY); The Joining of the Rails if the First Transcontinental Railroad (UT); Mormon Tabernacle (UT); Theodore Roosevelt Dam and...

Zemmouri, Algeria, Mw 6.8 Earthquake of May 31, 2003
Prepared by the Earthquake Investigations Committee of the Technical Council of Lifeline Earthquake Engineering ASCE. This TCLEE Monograph summarizes...

San Simeon Earthquake of December 22, 2003 and Denali, Alaska, Earthquake of November 3, 2002
Prepared by the Earthquake Investigations Committee of the Technical Council of Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE. This TCLEE Monograph provides...

Book Review: Integrated Geospatial Technologies: A Guide to GPS, GIS, and Data Logging by Jeff THurston, Thomas K. Poiker, and J. Patrick Moore. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003

Book Review: Window Systems for High-Performance Buildings by John Carmody, Stephen Selkowitz, Eleanor Lee, Dariush Arasteh, and Todd Wilmert. New York City: W.W. Norton & Company, 2004

NewsBriefs: BART Extends to Silicon Valley (HNTB)

NewsBriefs: Integrated Toll Collection Systems (Alpha Galileo)

Reaching for the Sky
Tapei 101�soon to open its doors as the world's tallest building�will resist devastating typhoons, earthquakes, and sway with an ingenious system of outrigger trusses, supercolumns,...

Technology: Intelligent Transportation System Deployed on Kansas City Highways

ITS Then and Now
One of the authors of a 1992 strategic plan for developing intelligent transportation systems in the United States reviews the progress that has been made in the interim....

A Tale of Two Towers: The Foundations
In preparing two lots in New York City's Times Square as sites for modern skyscrapers, engineers devised foundations and structural systems that would allow for subway lines,...

A Tale of Two Towers: The Structures
In preparing two lots in New York City's Times Square as sites for modern skyscrapers, engineers devised foundations and structural systems that would allow for subway lines,...

Stochastic Analysis of the Truckee River Flow System
The Truckee River system is a complex system that involves a number of hydraulic structures such as natural and artificial lakes and reservoirs and diversions. Streamflow data have been...

A Participatory Approach to Development of a Decision Support Tool
Effective decision-making in water management must consider both the physical characteristics of the system and the social, political, and institutional aspects. These latter aspects cannot...

Optimal Selection of Rechlorinization Station in Water Distribution System by Optimization Techniques
The optimal rechlorination in water distribution systems was investigated by incorporating optimization techniques into a numerical water quality model (EPANET2). Four types of optimization...

Case Studies in Steel
An innovative project delivery system for structural steel buildings enables the structural engineer to provide complete structural design services on conventional contractor-led design/build...

T&DI to Host BRT Workshop at Annual Conference; Other Specialized Sessions Slated

 

 

 

 

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