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...

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...

Model Documentation Designed for Users

Contract Administration: A Resident Engineer's View
Professional liability related to field work is a major concern of the consulting profession. Field personnel should review the plans and specification in the pre-construction period and...

Computer-Aided Drafting in Civil Engineering
Computer aided drafting (CAD) is defined as an interactive computer graphics system suitable for the generation of engineering documentation. The development of CAD is reviewed. The computer...

Lessons Learned from Recent Long Span Roof Failures

Standards for Computer-Based Design Studies
As a result of the large variety of computer-based studies available, their rapid evolution and their complex structures, these programs are becoming increasingly difficult to manage....

Structural Optimization
Recent Developments and Applications
Current documentation of the state-of-the-art of structural optimization is provided. Recent developments in the field, between 1972 and 1980, are emphasized. Research in structural optimization...

Japan as Number One (Book Review)
Japan is world champ in rate of growth of productivity of its economy — 10% a year compared with 0% currently for the U.S. Any of the reasons for this dramatically different economic performance...

Journal-Paper Review Statistics
This report provides information on paper review statistics of the Geotechnical Engineering Division's Committee on Publications, paper acceptability, current procedures used by this Committee,...

Effective Water Research Programs
Effective research programs are those that support the most interested, informed and competent researchers. In defining the problem to be researched, obtaining detailed data relative to...

Peer Review: Old Concept in New Situations
In the past, clients treated their engineering consultants as the fallible human beings they are. No longer is this true. Today there is more pressure, by clients and courts, for error-free...

Peer Accountability for Rationale of Impact Statements
Impact assessment is viewed as a product of a social process that involves institutional pressures, conflicting loyalties, peer pressures, and personal doubts. It is reasoned that this...

Administrative Controls for Program Verification
A set of administrative controls designed to ensure adequate documentation of the computer program verification process is presented. The subject is introduced by a precise definition...

California Changes Its Environmental Quality Act
Studies showed that California EIR's had become too large and costly. The documents did not help part time city councilmen respond to problems. In some cases the documents...

Future CTOL Aircraft Characteristics
The Airport Facilities Branch, Canadian Air Transportation Administration, Transport Canada, commissioned this study to update aircraft characteristics. The aircraft characteristics documented...

Third SSRC Design Guide, with Column Design Applications
The 3rd edition of the Structural Stability Research Council Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures (formerly the Column...

 

 

 

 

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