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...

Peer Review Tested in Savannah

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...

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...

ACEC Endorses Peer Review

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...

Rigid Pavement Rehabilitation: Interstate 95—Duval County, Florida
Rehabilitation studies have been conducted on Interstate 95 in Duval County, Florida. The rigid, unreinforced pavements were constructed in the late 1950's and 1940's....

Constructibility Review of Documents Before Bidding
Many claims have their inception at the very beginning of a project, specifically at the time of bidding. Contractors review the Contract Documents prior to bidding. The way in which they...

Better Design Documents Through Constructibility Review
The Corps of Engineers (Corps) improves the quality of design documents by an extensive program to review in-house and Architect/Engineer (A/E) designs. This review is composed of several...

Peer Review: A Management Tool for Public Sector Projects
If done correctly, peer review can be an effective tool in managing public sector projects by reducing costs through careful weighing of design alternatives by experts in the field. The...

Microcomputer Applications for NSSS Data Package Review
Associated with each component of a Nuclear Steam Supply System are the necessary supporting documents which demonstrate compliance with applicable codes, specifications and design criteria....

Dredging Guidelines for the Great Lakes
The International Working Group on the Abatement and Control of Pollution from Dredging Activities was established in November 1972 in compliance with the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement....

Should the Computer be Registered?
The 1984 Daniel Mead Prize for Associate Members chose as its topic Should the Computer be Registered? and the winning paper discusses this humorously with a dialogue between a minicomputer...

EPA's New Land Disposal Rules—A Closer Look
Despite some initial enthusiasm for the new EPA regulations on land disposal of hazardous waste, many critics are now expressing concern for the long-term environmental impact. The dependence...

 

 

 

 

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