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...

The Social Sciences and Water Resources Management
With support from the National Science Foundation, a committee of 15 persons met in Washington, D.C. in 1985 to begin the process of assessing the past and future role of the social and...

Terrestrial Trends for Building Technology in North America
This paper discusses new building technologies that will develop in the early 1990's to become significant technologies by the mid 1990's. The perspective is...

Reviewing Peer Review
As interest in project peer reviews grows, some fundamental questions remain. What, for example, constitutes an independent peer review? Who is your peer and how is peer defined? Who pays...

Storing Drawings on Optical Disks
Optical storage of drawings and maps on compact disks provides better long-term protection and accessibility than with hard-copy documents, and at much lower cost than computerized systems....

Quality in the Constructed Project
A Guideline for Owners, Designers, and Constructors
This book provides guidelines and recommendations for owners, design professionals, and constructors on how to provide quality in constructed projects. Roles, responsibilities, and limits...

Joint Review Panels — A Cooperative Approach
The Joint Review Panel (JRP) developed out of a need to address the interests of various agencies on a local, state and federal level which have permit jurisdiction over offshore oil and...

Fatigue Design Criteria for Welded Steel Details
A review of fatigue data and reassessment of the 1983 fatigue specification resistance functions has been conducted. Since the AASHTO specification fatigue resistance provisions were introduced...

Managing Software for More Efficient Design
Efficient design of structural members with microcomputers requires a large variety of analysis, design, and check programs. The management of these programs can best be accomplished with...

Lessons Learned from the Certification of Graving Docks, Marine Railways, Vertical Lifts and Shipbuilding Ways
Because of the hazards which exist during the ship docking, undocking, launching and while the ship is being built or repaired, the Navy has determined a requirement exists for system...

Reviewing for Potential Failure
The key to preventing structural failures is to examines them and develop systematic techniques for avoidance. One, called contingency analysis, starts with a what if process to decide...

A Review of Current Contract Documents
Three separate industry groups have published contract documents to be used with the construction management project delivery system. The documents parallel each other in certain respects,...

A Profession Peers at Itself
An increasing number of firms are inviting their competitors to come in and survey the way they do business. Peer reviews cover all aspects of a firm's management, from record...

Energy Systems for the 21st Century
The papers in this book review problems and possibilities of emerging energy technology for the future. One paper discusses the world energy outlook and the political and economic barriers...

Design and Construction of TCE/PCE Removal Facilities
This paper presents a review of the design and construction of a facility in Arcadia, California, to remove trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachlorethylene (PCE) from ground water. (Edited...

Design and Operation of Belt Filter Presses
This report summarizes the findings of a study performed to identify and concisely document improved design and operation procedures for belt filter presses for municipal sludge that have...

Institutional Arrangements for Coastal Resource Management in Developed and Developing Countries
This paper presents a condensation of the 165-page book, Institutional Arrangements for Management of Coastal Resources, the first in the Renewable Resources Information Series prepared...

 

 

 

 

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