Checklist Format
This section gives a brief overview of checklist organization....

Suggested References and Organizations for Furthur Information
This section offers a few references for further information on earthquake engineering....

Dissecting the Collapses
The September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center horrified the civilized world. An estimated 2,830 human lives were extinguished by these attacks. In the aftermath of the events,...

Developing Your Team: Managerial Keys to Help Junior Staff Members Advance Their Careers
This chapter provides a guide for managers in helping junior staff advance their careers, including an overview of the simple steps the manager can take that will benefit the new engineer,...

Removal of Organisms by Floculation/Sedimentation

Stochastic and Deterministic Origins of Aquatic and Riparian Habitats
Development of aquatic and riparian habitats involves interactions among large numbers of climatic, geomorphic, hydrologic, and vegetative processes over time. A major component of these...

Great Excavations
By any definition, the scale of the underground caverns being excavated near Geneva at the particle physics center run by the Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN)—the European...

Conflict: Handling Differences in Groups and Teams
Many group leaders and members say they have a terrible problem with conflict in their groups, meetings, and discussions. Conflict is indeed a significant problem in many types of organizations,...

Teams Are the Best Development Vehicles
Any natural team or work group provides an excellent vehicle for learning and cross-training among group members and for development of individual members as well as the organization:...

Project Team Leadership
In the research lab, design office, fabricating shop, or on construction site, it is the project manager (PM) who must pull diverse talents and personalities into a project team. Depending...

Closing in on Approval
A lack of qualification criteria and design standards has hindered some engineers from using fiber-reinforced polymers to restore concrete structures. But several organizations—among them,...

O&M Manual Basic Components
Every O&M manual has at least a few major sections and subsections. This chapter explains what these sections and subsections are, and what information each should include. With...

Producing and Maintaining an Online Manual
Most of us interact with computers on a daily basis. Every facet of our society uses computers to monitor and control plant processes. Documentation and training materials are produced...

Monitoring Construction Vibrations (Available in Geoenvironmental Special Issue only)
A review of procedures, criteria and equipment used to protect buildings and other structures from construction generated vibrations, the article begins by describing the importance of...

Human and Organizational Factors: Engineering and Reliability of Offshore Structures

Overcoming Barriers
Lifeline Seismic Improvement Programs
Prepared by the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE. This TCLEE Monograph studies seven large lifeline organizations that...

The Efficiency of a Peat Biofilter Treatment System and the Impacts on Groundwater Quality

Effect of Water Content and Soil Type on Mass Transfer Limitations in the Soil Vapour Extraction Process

Effects of Soil Layering and Interfacial Tension on Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid (DNAPL) Migration in Subsurface Environments

Rapid and Complete Transformation of Chlorinated Solvents with Nanoscale Iron (Fe) and Iron/Palladium (Fe/Pd) Particles in Sediment-Water Slurries

 

 

 

 

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