ASCE Review and Publication Process for Technical Journals
For many, the review and publication process for ASCE technical journals is not clear. Though the basic steps are outlined in the Authors' Guide, there are unwritten practices that may...

Guidelines for Rehabilitation of Civil Works of Hydroelectric Plants
The Guidelines for Rehabilitation of Civil Works of Hydroelectric Plants was produced by the Task Committee of the Hydropower Committee of...

First Update to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Regulatory Strategy for the High-Level Waste Repository Program
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has updated its initial regulatory strategy for the High-Level Waste Repository Licensing Program. The update describes changes to the...

Texas Reservoir Projects: Permitting & Mitigation
Recent reservoir projects in Texas were reviewed on the basis of permitting and mitigation, and subsequent project costs. We document trends of increasing time to prepare and process permit...

Multiple Use Ocean Management in the U.S.: Toward a New Conceptual Framework
Problems with the sectorally based, largely single-purpose approach to the management of ocean resources and ocean space in the United States have been amply documented in recent years....

Environmental Auditing as a Compliance Tool
This paper will look at how a compliance audit can be used as an effective compliance tool and discuss the key elements of a successful environmental audit program. An environmental audit...

Constructability—Washington State Highways
During the last decade, efforts were directed towards improving constructability of highway design at Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). This paper briefly summarizes...

Project Peer Review Guidelines
Project Peer Review Guidelines, a joint effort of the American Consulting Engineers Council (ACEC) and the American Society of Civil Engineers...

Space Station Freedom Requirements for Structural Safety, Reliability and Verification
The Space Station Freedom (SSF) is a large, manned vehicle that will be designed to remain in Space for 30 years. The SSF Program has established extensive safety, reliability and verification...

Effective Evaluation of Teaching Quality

Preparing Undergraduates for Professional Practice

Building an Articulate Engineer—A Laboratory Approach

A Proposed Methodology for Validating Performance Assessment Models for the DOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program
The Department of Energy (DOE) has developed a draft methodology for validating performance assessment models that will be used in the licensing of high-level waste repository systems....

Preparing a Safety Analysis Report Using the Building Block Approach
The credibility of the applicant in a licensing proceeding is severely impacted by the quality of the license application, particularly the Safety Analysis Report. An incomplete, unintelligible,...

The Technical Review Group: An Application of the Quality Assurance Program Descriptions for Defense High-Level Waste Processing
This paper describes the formation of a technical review group (TRG) as an early application of the quality assurance program for high-level waste processing. The objectives and functions...

Can Erosion Control Meet Regulatory Standards?
An erosion control design method for rainfall/surface erosion is presented that enables the designer to determine design loads and the resulting erosion control requirements. Design loads...

Roles of Technical Journals

Impact of Litigation on Foundation Engineering in the United States
This paper presents a consulting engineer's perspective on the impact of litigation on foundation engineering practice in the United States. It consists primarily of the review...

Siphon Penstock Installations at Hydroelectric Projects: A Survey of Design, Construction and Operating Experience
There can be advantages to using siphon penstocks at small hydro projects, particularly those constructed at existing dams. One problem, however, is a lack of documentation of siphon penstock...

The Long Arm of Liability
The corporate engineer, defined as an engineer who is employed by a corporation rather than a design firm, can also be exposed to personal liability for errors and omissions that cause...

 

 

 

 

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