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...

Peer Review European Style

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...

Peer Review Urged at Geotechnical Conference

EJCDC General Conditions
One of the first and most important of the Engineer's Documents generated was the Standard General Conditions of the Construction Contract. The current version of the General...

A Better Way
Shanley recommends providing for a dispute review board in contract documents as a way of avoiding long and costly litigation or arbitration as a result of disputes. A dispute review board...

Roles of Technical Journals

Peer Review

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...

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...

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...

Peer Review: A Gear in Quality Push

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...

Peer Review, Site Safety Issues Emerge at Nashville

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....

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...

 

 

 

 

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