The PowerBargeTM for Lock/Dams on Inland Waterways
Following a brief description of the prefabricated floating PowerBarge concept, the range of application and expected cost and time savings is presented. Environmental benefits are described...

A PC-CAD System for Prefabricated Steel Bridges
A microcomputer-aided analysis and design system for prefabricated steel bridges is presented in this paper. The system was customized to perform all the required engineering to analyze,...

Superplasticized Concrete for a Prefabricated Powerplant Structure
This paper describes the use of superplasticized concrete in extremely difficult placements inside a restricted access preassembled powerplant structure (PPS) of a 192 MW Sidney A Murray...

Prefabricated Power Plants, Experience and Prospects
This paper presents the prefabrication concept applied to the Greenup (Greenup Locks and Dam, Ohio River, 72 MW, 1982) and the Sydney A. Murray, Jr. (Old River Control Structures, Vidalia,...

Prefabrication of Ceramic Segments by Compaction and Microwave Fusion Technology
Material source and environmental impacts are two major concerns in the application of conventional concrete technology in lunar base construction. In this study, the simulated lunar soil...

Structural Wood Products
This paper provides a description of available structural wood products. Traditional products such as lumber and plywood are being supplemented by new products that include composite lumber...

The Prefab Tunnel
Jacking a prefabricated concrete arch through a railroad embankment to provide a new access ramp to the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto was done for the first time in North America. In September...

Extending Mitigation Banking Beyond Wetlands

Possibilities for Affordable Housing Needs of the Developing Countries

The Expandable House & Low Cost Housing

Geosynthetics for Soil Improvement
Geosynthetics have had a tremendous impact on various aspects of soil improvement. In a number of situations which previously had not been technically or economically feasible, geosynthetics...

Designing for Flow
Geotextiles used for in-plane drainage can carry surprisingly large amounts of water within their structures. These composite drains, known as sheet drains, prefabricated drainage composites...

Designed Reefs for Habitat Loss Compensation
Coastal and ocean development challenge resource managers responsible for the conservation and maintenance of marine and estuarine resources with the task of mitigating or compensating...

Prefab Power
The Love Hydroelectric Generating Station, owned by the city of Vanceburg, Ohio, was prefabricated in France complete with all components, brought across the Atlantic and towed to Greenup...

Bascule
The Columbus Drive Bascule Bridge in Chicago is one of the largest bascule bridges in the world with a 270 ft. span and 1l0 ft. width. Four welded steel box girders support each of the...

Full Scale Testing Program for Thin Curved Panels

Design of Prefabricated Offshore Structures for Ice Forces
The design of fixed offshore structures to resist forces from sea ice features is reviewed. The emphasis is on prefabricated structures constructed elsewhere, towed to location and installed,...

Building a Port under Unusual Site Conditions

The Evolution of Prefabrication in Marine Structures

The Booming Business in Wick Drains
Prefabricated vertical wick drains, used to improve weak, saturated soils, have been used in Japan and Europe for 20 years but were introduced in the U.S. only four years ago. Since then...

 

 

 

 

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