Contemporaneous Development of Field Data: Transportation Construction Claim Defense
This paper addresses the continuing development of a construction field database system documenting resources applied on the jobsite by Contractors. The paper focuses on the case study...

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....

DSM Saves the Dam
The Miami Conservancy District built five flood control dams after the catastrophic flood of 1913 in Dayton, Ohio. Lockington Dam was one of these five hydraulic fill structures. The Ohio...

Potential Statewide Impacts of Florida's Proposed High Speed Rail System
This paper presents a summary of the findings from an analysis of the potential statewide impacts resulting from the construction and operation of a high speed intercity rail system in...

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...

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....

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...

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...

In Search of Better Load Ratings
Typically, engineers must make a number of subjective assumptions regarding loading and response behavior when they develop a load rating for civil structures. As a result, many unknowns...

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...

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...

1991 OCEA Award Nominees
The $1.2 billion I-595/Port Everglades Expressway runs from Port Everglades to I-75, giving traffic a much quicker route from the Miami area to the Gulf Coast. It also links U.S. 1, I-95,...

People Movers Move Downtown
Although the people mover has become a common sight at major airports in the U.S. and abroad, the sleek high tech vehicles have yet to establish themselves as a cost effective mode of...

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...

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 Perspectives for the Miami Metromover

Planning for Completion of the Miami Metromover

Impact of the Miami Metromover on the Downtown Environment

 

 

 

 

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