New Demands for Hydro Unit Inspection and Preventive Maintenance
As the hydro industry enters the 90's, special interest has been drawn to the fundamental practice of hydro unit inspection and maintenance. New demands on hydropower equipment...

Foreign Hydraulic Standards and Guidelines
Standardization in Europe is propelled by the incentive to achieve harmonization of design, testing, inspection and certification methods for an internal market among eighteen European...

Elements of an Effective Inspection Program
Construction is an industry whose very success is highly dependent on the people involved. It follows then that a key element in any effective inspection program is the people who make...

The Heavy Vehicle License Plate Program and Crescent Demonstration Project
The HELP Program and Cresent Demonstration Project is a bi-national multi-state cooperative study and demonstration project involving government and industry participating to investigate...

Hydropower's Balancing Act
Relicensing applications are due at the end of 1991 on some 170 hydro plants across the U.S., a large percentage of the more than 400 plants that will go through the process by 2010. Conditions...

HELP is on The Way
Hill and Davies describe current progress on the development of a Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate (HELP) system in the United States. The HELP system concept combines automatic...

Project Management as a Profession—Goal of PMI

Professional Engineering Exam Versus Practice

Technical Competence Among Civil Engineers

The Making of a Profession

U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's High-Level Waste Repository Licensing Program and Regulatory Strategy
The U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) High-Level Waste Repository Licensing Program during the pre-licence application phase consists of activities in the following four areas:...

The SKI Regulatory Strategy and Performance Assessment Program in Relation to Final Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High Level Radioactive Waste
Important steps are planned to be made during the 1990s in the Swedish program for final disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high level radioactive wastes. Site selection will be done in...

Performance Assessment at the NRC: Current Issues and Recent Progress
Performance assessment plays a major role in the NRC's licensing program for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste. Planned and recent performance assessment activities...

Certification Challenges in the Development of an Innovative High Payload Capacity Spent Fuel Transportation Cask
The design approach and certification strategy used in the development of an innovative transportation cask for legal weight truck shipments of spent nuclear fuel is presented. The proposed...

Plans for Characterization of the Potential Geologic Repository Site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada
Site investigations in the vicinity of the potential repository site at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, have occurred for many years. This is due to the proximity of the potential repository site...

The DWPF Product, and Its Qualification Program
The Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) will be the first facility in the nation capable of immobilizing high-level nuclear waste. Production of DWPF...

Overview of the U.S. Department of Energy's Pace-90 Geologic Repository Performance Assessment Exercise Activity
During 1989, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiated a determined effort to integrate and focus the performance-assessment activities required to support the preparation of an Environmental...

Possum Kingdom Lake: The Impact of Releases for Fish and Wildlife
Possum Kingdom Lake is a 570,000 acre-foot reservoir on the Brazos River in Palo Pinto County, Texas, owned and operated by the Brazos River Authority (BRA). In 1985 the BRA applied to...

High-Country Hydro
The North Fork Stanislaus River Hydroelectric Development Project is a new 205 MW $267 million hydro plant in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Completed in 1989, the project was the largest...

The Fine Print
An engineer who uses software, or supervises those who do, must know the laws regulating its purchase and use. Whether a company contracts for custom software, or leases, licenses or contracts...

 

 

 

 

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