Key Environmental Development Issues
Those in the business community who may be affected by environmental factors include: buyers and sellers of businesses, existing facilities, and real property; their lenders, brokers,...

A Microcomputer Based Interactive Model for Strategic Land Use -- Transportation Planning
This paper describes a microcomputer based urban activity model, intended as a tool for use by planners to explore impacts of various development scenarios. The model, LUTRAM, is menu...

The Application of Microcomputers to Site Location Planning for Emergency Services
The paper presents an overview of the application of FIRE-ROUTER, a microcomputer package designed to assist in fire station location planning. Subjects covered include route finding,...

Prediction of Debris Flow Prone Areas and Damage
It is very important when drawing hazard maps to estimate damage to houses from debris flow of certain fixed quantities. A debris flow disaster, which occurred in Kake Town, Hiroshima...

The Evolution of Grid-Generated Turbulence in the Neighborhood of a Density Step

Repair of an Improperly Detailed Masonry Facade: A Case History
The masonry facade of an 18-story condominium building was constructed with an inconsistent pattern of shelf angle supports, marginal lateral restraints and without any horizontal control...

Compressive Strengths of Lean Concretes Containing Fly Ash
The compressive strength development of lean concretes containing fly ash was evaluated. Concretes were prepared at total cementitious materials contents of 423, 517, and 564 lb/yd3...

Residential Streets
This book, Residential Street Design is a joint effort of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the National Association of Home Buiders,...

The Carson House in Eureka, California

The Gamble House - Pasadena, California

The House in Cold Climates — Current Technologies

Concrete Residential Construction in Baja, Mexico
Mexicali, Mexico has experienced earthquakes of magnitude 6.0 to 7.6 on the Richter Scale. A popular and readily available residential construction material is reinforced concrete comprised...

Port Conversion to Residential and Retail Use

Foundations on Expansive Soils in Northern Virginia
Thick layers of clayey silts (MH) were observed at several sites where townhouse developments were planned. These deposits had a high shrink swell potential. Maximum swell pressure tests...

The Development of Lighthouse Structures

Technical Issues Related to Emission Releases from Subslab Radon Mitigation Systems
Surveys of government and private sector radon mitigation activities indicate that subslab radon mitigation systems account for more than 50 percent of all installed systems. Such systems...

Radon Resistant New Construction Practices
This paper highlights the basic principles for building radon-resistant houses and it groups the construction techniques into four categories, i.e., the barrier approach, soil ventilation...

Pressure Differences Affecting Radon Entry in New Residential Construction
Various conditions in a house can commonly produce house negative pressures up to 20 Pascals relative to the soil gas pressure. Depressurization of the house relative to the soil gas will...

Cost of Radon Control Measures in New Construction
Installation of a radon prevention system in new construction increases costs to builders and to homebuyers as well. Builders and/or their engineers will need to assess different approaches...

Affordable Housing and the Civil Engineer

 

 

 

 

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