Miami International Airport Stormwater NPDES Plan
Miami International Airport (MIA) is endeavoring to essentially double its traffic volume by the turn of the century. This is a great challenge since the site is already highly developed....

Averaging Time and Maximum Speeds in Hurricanes
This paper discuses wind speed data obtained during Hurricane Andrew around Miami International Airport, at six anemometer locations which make up the wind shear warning network. Data...

Computer Scheduling and Construction Specs
As recently as the early 1980s, employing computers in critical path method (CPM) scheduling was a formidable decision demanding considerable commitment of time and resources by management....

Relocating Erosion-Threatened Buildings—A Study of North Carolina Housemoving
Relocation moves the existing building if it becomes threatened by erosion. Each option has its own tradeoffs - advantages and disadvantages, that should be evaluated for the particular...

Quality Control: Bridge Steel Fabrication and Erection
This paper examines the Quality Control Program Plan (QCPP) developed by Frederic R. Harris, Inc. (FRH) for fabrication and erection inspection of over 5,448,000 kg of AASHTO Fracture...

The Role of APM in a Multi-Modal Transit System
In 1986, Miami became the first city in the United States to have an integrated Automated People Mover (APM) - Rapid Rail Transit (RRT) multi-modal system. In early 1992, a plan had been...

Design and Construction of the Miami Metromover Extensions
Final design, right-of-way acquisition and construction of two extensions to the existing Downtown Miami Automated People Mover, known as the Metromover, began in September 1989. Millions...

Scheduling Principles of the Miami Metromover Project
Large and complex construction projects with many interfaces among multiple prime contractors present extraordinary challenges to the owner and project manager. Project management techniques...

Construction under Fire
Construction is not carried out in a laboratory setting under controlled conditions—especially in areas of socio-political conflict, such as El Salvador in the 1980s. Instead, the construction...

Ultrasonic Velocity Meter Used in Stream Gaging
Many streams and canals in Florida are affected by tides or control structures and experience very low flow velocities at times. For example, the St. Johns River in northeastern Florida...

Accelerating Electrons
At a wastewater treatment plant in Miami, five scientists have pointed a 1.5 million v `e-beam' at pathogens and hazardous chemicals. It's the only full-scale...

Planning Perspectives for the Miami Metromover

Miami Metromover Operations and Maintenance Experience

Operations and Maintenance of AGT: Miami and Vancouver

Impact of the Miami Metromover on the Downtown Environment

Disinfection of Wastewater Effluents with Electron Radiation
A full scale electron irradiation unit is being tested at the Virginia Key Wastewater Treatment Plant in Miami, Florida. On-going experimentation is evaluating the use of high energy electrons...

Planning for Completion of the Miami Metromover

The NOS Experience in Real-Time Measurements of Tidal Currents
NOAA'S National Ocean Service (NOS) uses the term RADS, Remote Acoustic Doppler Sensing, for a new class of oceanographic instruments that uses acoustic backscatter to probe...

Fast Exit
A new runway to be built at Orlando International Airport in Florida has been designed with taxiway exits based on spiral geometry that give the pilot a gentle angle for exit and a graduated...

Practical Application of Acoustic Doppler Profilers
This paper discusses the advantages and limitations of the acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP), and it reviews some of the experience gained to date with the ADCP relevant to currents...

 

 

 

 

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