California's Beaches – Where the Tourists Are

Use of Coal Combustion By-Products as Low-Permeability Liners for Manure Storage Facilities
This chapter presents an overview of the use of compacted flue gas desulfurization (FGD) material as a low-permeability liner. It discusses the engineering characteristics of FGD materials...

Safe!
Rather than tear down a century-old warehouse that occupied the site of a planned baseball stadium, engineers renovated and reused the structure as part of the ballpark. Fans can view...

Par Excellence
A 50-year-old Brownfield with a mountainous pile of steel slag has been remediate and developed into a recreational site that boasts a free golf course for inner-city youth, a championship-quality...

A Concerted Effort
With aid from the National Science Foundation, 15 Universities across the country have expanded and upgraded their earthquake simulation research facilities. These resources have now been...

Shipshape
As the shipping industry changes, so must port facilities. In light of that fact, the Bayport Container and Cruise Terminal, now under construction at the Port of Houston, has been designed...

Failures and Problems with Lift-Slab Construction
This chapter provides an overview of failures and problems with lift-slab construction. Topics include jack systems with inadequate take-up devices; the Canadian wedge connection; Serra...

Preparing for Takeoff
New Hampshire's Manchester Airport laid the groundwork for steady grwoth with a set of infrastructure projects including the construction of a parking garage, a terminal expansion,...

Transparency and Integrity in Water Management
The purpose of this Paper will be to explore, define and discuss the matter of transparency, integrity and effectiveness in water and associated land management. In view of the complex...

The Smaller the Better
Many wastewater treatment plants in the United States seeking to expand or upgrade their facilities often face space limitations. But now a number of small-footprint technologies refined...

Wide Open
The retractable roof of the stadium being built for the Arizona Cardinals will be the first in the United States to operate on an incline, and the extraordinary trusses that support it...

A River Runs through It
The new stadium under construction for the New England Patriots is architecturally and structurally unique, but it is also attracting attention for another reason: the restoration of a...

Winged Victory
Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, the $100 million, 142,050 sq ft (13,100 m³) addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum is the creation of architect, artist, and engineer Santiago...

Act of Triumph
The dramatic, crescent-shaped fabric roof of the soccer stadium built on the Korean island of Cheju for this year's World Cup proved to be the structure's most...

Team Development Through Feedback
Groups and teams need to be effective in whatever they're doing; they need to achieve their mission or purpose. Just as important, every team or group needs to be seen as...

Conflict: Handling Differences in Groups and Teams
Many group leaders and members say they have a terrible problem with conflict in their groups, meetings, and discussions. Conflict is indeed a significant problem in many types of organizations,...

Damage Report from Seattle
The epicenter of the magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck the Puget Sound region of Washington on February 28, 2001, was located 11 mi (18 km) northeast of Olympia and about 36 mi (58...

Terminal Island Turnaround
The Pier T marine terminal at the Port of Long Beach is a new 375-acre (152 ha) container terminal being developed at the former Long Beach Naval Station and Naval Shipyard. The $525-million...

Towering Achievement
A new headquarters complex being constructed for Goldman Sachs in New York City will rise where a Colgate factory once stood. The complex will incude a high-rise main building, a mixed-use...

Evaluation of the Trevipark Automated Parking System
Prepared by the Civil Engineering Innovative Technology Evaluation Center, a CERF innovation center serving the engineering and construction industries. ...

 

 

 

 

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