The Construction Industry Under NAFTA -- A Panel Session

Management of Water Resources in North America III
Anticipating the 21st Century
This proceedings, Management of Water Resources in North America III, contains fourteen of the papers presented and discussed at the Third...

Reliability and Response Control of R/C Buildings
A damage model is summarized for the assessment of seismic damage of reinforced concrete structures. The model is to evaluate specific buildings that were damaged in Mexico City during...

TOPAZ II System Description
The TOPAZ II single-cell thermionic space reactor power system was designed, built and tested by the former Soviet Union (Russia). It has been purchased by the United States (U.S.) for...

The Inelastic Response of an Offshore Platform in Hurricane Andrew
Amoco's Gulf of Mexico South Timbalier 161A platform took a direct hit from Hurricane Andrew in August of 1992, experiencing loads which far exceeded its design load. The platform had...

Site Effects on Strong Shaking and Seismic Risk: Recent Developments and Their Impact on Seismic Design Codes and Practice
The very strong influence of localized poor or 'adverse' geological/geotechnical foundation conditions on patterns and concentrations of damage during a number of recent earthquakes (e.g.:...

Instrumentation and Testing of a Three Hinge Arch for Service Loads Increase
A three hinge arch railroad bridge was instrumented and tested to evaluate its condition and the required modification for increasing the service loads. Initially the structure was designed...

Nonlinear Dynamic Response of an RC Structure with Advanced Cladding

Acoustic Emission Monitoring of Steel Bridges
Global nondestructive monitoring techniques are of great significance for rapid monitoring of bridges. One promising technique involves monitoring the microseismic events (Acoustic Emissions,...

Galveston Bay 3D Model Study, Channel Deepening, Circulation, and Salinity Results
Galveston Bay in Texas contains the Houston Ship Channel connecting the port of Houston to the Gulf of Mexico. Due to navigational hazards, the Galveston District Corps of Engineers began...

Coastal Circulation and Sedimentation During Severe Storms
Numerical hindcasts of storm flows and sedimentation during tropical cyclones in the western Gulf of Mexico, and a northeaster in the Middle Atlantic Bight, are summarized and compared....

EPA's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program: Availability of Broad-Scale Environmental Data and Opportunities for Use in Environmental Modeling Applications
The Environmental Monitoring and Assessment and Program (EMAP) has collected a suite of environmental data over a four year period from estuarine systems in the mid-Atlantic and Gulf of...

Nonlinear Effects on Wave Envelope and Phase
The representation of second-order random waves is examined in terms of the effect of second-order nonlinearities on the wave envelope and phase. Theoretical expressions describing the...

Application and Benefits of Aquifer Recharge in Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Sangre de Cristo Water Company (SDCW) operates a water supply and treatment system that serves the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Water is supplied to the system by the City Well Field,...

Development of a Geographical Information System for On Farm Management
This paper presents the development of a Geographic Information System (GIS) for on farm management of a 70,000 acre agricultural operation in northwest New Mexico. The GIS was developed...

Fort Bend County Surface Water Supply Study
Fort Bend County encompasses approximately 876 square miles in southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. The County's sole source of potable water is groundwater, which supplied 28 million...

Surface Water Quality Modeling in the Rio Grande
The City of Albuquerque (City) in New Mexico owns and operates the Southside Water Reclamation Plant (SWRP), which discharges an average of 200623 m3/d...

Testing and Predicting the Movement of a Drilled Shaft in New Mexico
The New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department (NMSH&TD) have been using drilled shafts for supporting bridges in the State of New Mexico. Several drilled shafts were...

Subjective De-Biasing of Data Sets: A Bayesian Approach
In this paper, we examine the relevance of data sets (for instance, of past incidents) for risk management decisions when there are reasons to believe that all types of incidents have...

DBP and Hardness Control by Membrane Filtration
Ultra (UF) and nanofiltration (NF) were evaluated for removal of disinfection by-product (DBP) precursors and hardness from Rio Grande water in New Mexico and Texas. In order to compare...

 

 

 

 

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