San Diego Regional Beach Sand Project
The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is proposing the San Diego Regional Beach Sand Project to replenish the County's beaches. SANDAG represents the Cities within San Diego...

Application of the Texas A&M University (TAMU) Dredging Cost Model to Long Distance Transport
To develop intelligent decisions about moving sediment long distances to the coast from dams, the cost becomes a major factor. The cost will be a function of many factors including cleaning...

Environmentally Friendly Transport of Reservoir Sediment for Beach Nourishment with EDDY Pump
Sand impounded behind hydroelectric, flood-control and debris dams not only diminishes the intended function of the reservoir, but also starves downstream coastline by denying natural...

Potential Effects of San Mining and Debris Basins on Coastal Sediment Supply in Los Angeles County
The potential sediment supply to the coast in Los Angeles has been heavily impacted by human activity. In the context of rational management of beaches as a resource, it is fundamental...

Evaluation of the Tensar Mesa Retaining Wall System
The Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a service center of the Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF), serves as a clearinghouse for implementing highway innovation...

Vehicle Age Impacts on Attainment SIPs and Conformity

Are the Glory Days All Behind Us?

Sinking a Sewer Line
The design and construction of a sanitary sewer siphon using high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe in San Juan, Puerto Rico, provided Black & Veatch with a challenging opportunity...

Examining the Capitol Dome
The dome of the United States Capitol, designed and built from the 1850s to the 1860s, is a masterpiece of 19th-century engineering and construction. The majority of the dome is made of...

Quality Check
Composite materials, also known as fiber reinforced polymers (FRPs), have traditionally been reserved for aerospace engineering applications because of their high cost. FRPs'...

Emerging Materials for Civil Infrastructure
State of the Art
Prepared by the Emerging Materials Committee of the Materials Division of ASCE. This report presents a review of the state of the art on emerging materials...

The SPRP Project: An Overview
The National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs (OPP), the lead agency for the U.S. Antarctic Program, has begun construction of a replacement station for the Amundsen-Scott...

The Construction Challenges
The varied SPRP construction and construction management complexities of the new South Pole are even more challenging because summer work must be carried out within a compressed window...

On the Erodibility of Rock and Other Earth Materials

Evaluation of Recent Field and Laboratory Research on Scour at Bridge Piers in Coarse Bed Materials

Designing Concrete Culverts to Resist Scour Damage

Best of Both Worlds
All around the Pacific Rim structural engineers are experimenting with concrete filled steel tubes as structural elements. The concrete filled tubes take advantage of the best properties...

Concrete Connections
A new application of polymer composites involves the repair and rehabilitation of reinforced concrete frame connections. Test results from a pilot study conducted at the California State...

Equalizing Wet Weather Flows
Sanitary sewer overflows and combined sewer overflows can wreak havoc on communities by flooding basements, contaminating drinking water sources and recreational water bodies, and flowing...

Wetlands Treat Mine Runoff
Engineers were asked to design a treatment system for the severely acidic drainage from the Mike Horse and Anaconda metals mines in Montana. Challenges included the mountainous terrain,...

 

 

 

 

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