A Good Cause for a Causeway: How Geotechnology and Project Delivery Restored a Roadway Embankment Crossing a Historically Challenging Soft Ground Site
As part of a Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) design-build project, a causeway was constructed in 2017 to replace an aging bridge in the southwest metropolitan area of Minneapolis. The causeway...

Translating the Language of Soils: Developing a Soil Classification System for International Engineering Projects
Soil classification systems are used to help predict soil behavior and provide information to farmers, engineers, builders, agricultural extension agents, homeowners, community planners, and government...

Design-Build and Public-Private Partnerships: Risk Allocation of Subsurface Conditions
Project Owners, especially in the public sector, are exploring and utilizing alternative project delivery methods, such as design-build (D-B) and public-private partnerships (P3s). Some...

The Future of Underground Construction Monitoring
In the past 15 years, the tools and techniques used to monitor the performance of existing ground and surrounding structures during construction have improved significantly. Practice is...

Managing Risks Associated with Tunneling Projects

Water for Life: Have Improvements in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure along the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Affected the Lives of Mexico and Texas Border Residents?
Prior to 1990 the poor communities along the Mexico/US border did have not have comparable waterand wastewater infrastructure investments that exist in other US cities. The explosion of...

Preparing the Request for Proposals
Discussions with experienced DB contractors indicate that one of the most important aspects (if not the most important aspect) of a successful DB project is proper planning prior to issuing...

Marginal Permafrost a Foundation Material in Transition
At the edges of the world's cold regions lie areas of marginal permafrost. It is a changing landscape that seems to be growing in extent, yet it retains chameleon-like qualities...

Infrastructure Planning Handbook
Planning, Engineering, and Economics
The book covers the concepts, methods, and management skills necessary to plan and maintain infrastructure. Topics include major infrastructure projects in context; master planning; infrastructure...

Lamb Island Tributary Stormwater Treatment Project — A Demonstration Site for Agricultural Runoff Management and Best Management Practices

High-Impact Innovation
As engineers increasingly embrace the storm-water management approach commonly known as low-impact development (LID), the number of innovative LID projects is growing across the country....

Case Studies in Steel
An innovative project delivery system for structural steel buildings enables the structural engineer to provide complete structural design services on conventional contractor-led design/build...

Independent Research Assessment of Project Management Factors Affecting Department of Energy Project Success
Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy by the Civil Engineering Research Foundation. This report presents the findings of a research study to improve...

Northeast Passage
It will take a deft hand to manage the many aspects of this massive highway and mass transit project along interstate 95 in Connecticut. CAreful construction staging and detailed traffic...

Big Idea
The reconstruction of the Big I—the intersection of interstate routes 25 and 40 in Albuquerque that was named for its appearance from the sky—was likely to disrupt commuters and interstate...

Weighing the Options
A unique sludge pipeline replacement project in Colorado gave the engineers and the owner an opportunity to compare the merits of three different project delivery methods....

Penn State's Graduate Option in Watershed Stewardship
A Graduate Option in Watershed Stewardship has been created at Penn State with the objective of educating water resources students to implement team-oriented, interdisciplinary problem...

An Innovative Stormwater Management Project in Sydney, Australia
Presented in this proposed paper will be derails of a project implemented in Sydney, Australia aimed at addressing this need for information regarding the implementation and effectiveness...

Tamarack Managed Groundwater Recharge Project
A managed groundwater recharge project was begun in the Fall 1996 at the Tamarack Ranch State Wildlife Area (SWA) owned by the Colorado Division of Wildlife near Crook in northeast Colorado....

Small Firms, Big Dig
The local knowledge and technical expertise found in small engineering firms are often critical to the success of large projects. As one of the most comprehensive design and construction...

 

 

 

 

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