Guidelines for Evaluating the Performance of Highway Sound Barriers
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center, a CERF Service Center. This report presents the HITEC evaluation plan for U.S. Gypsum's...

Precast Concrete: Experience in the Northridge Earthquake

Leaking Plumbing Fixtures and Water Conservation

Expert System Application in Construction for Preventing Radon Entry into Houses

Deep Well Artificial Recharge Beneath a Rural Residential Planned Development, Fresno County, California

Innovative Design and Construction Solutions to Remediate Radiologically Contaminated Residential Communities in Essex County New Jersey

A Relationship Between Seismic Ground Motion Severity and House Damage Ratio

Restoring a Stream Corridor
The Stream Restoration Project is an environmental remediation project in a residential area in the Northeast United States. The soil in the flood plain of the stream was contaminated...

The Winds of Change?
In 1992, Hurricanes Andrew and Iniki combined to generate an estimated $30 billion in damage. The storms also generated their share of reports and recommendations about how best to mitigate...

Use of Composite Timber-concrete Floors in Residential Buildings
Timber-concrete floors are widely used in the Gulf region for its resistance to hot and aggressive environment of the area. However, due to the fact that no shear connector is provided,...

Probabilistic Evaluation of Human Perception Threshold of Horizontal Vibration of Buildings (0.125Hz to 6.0Hz)
Vibration perception tests are conducted both for low frequencies of high-rise buildings and high frequencies of low-rise residential buildings. The vibration frequency is varied from...

Effectiveness of Retrofit in Multi-Family Apartments
This paper reports the results of an evaluation research study of the cost-effectiveness of water-conserving, residential retrofit plumbing devices. By means of a 'quasi-experimental,'...

Dam Safety Issues Related to Urban Detention Ponds
Detention ponds located within or adjacent to individual residential developments provide significant benefits by improving water quality and preventing damages from floods up to the design...

Conservation Before and After: The Impacts of Increasing Block Rates on a Fully Metered System
Denver Water's inside residential consumption and revenues changed dramatically during a metering program and a conversion to inclining block rates. We analyze these two changes and make...

Multimedia in Civil Engineering
Multimedia inspires so many claims and hype that it can be hard for engineers to figure out what's real and what's not. The truth is that multimedia holds great...

GIS Modeling of Neo-Traditional Neighborhood Development
Emerging strategies for land use development suggest that neo-traditional neighborhoods promote increased accessibility with reduced traffic congestion compared to current suburban developments....

Case History of a Collapsible Soil Fill
Collapse settlement of a deep compacted fill led to damage of a group of condominium units. The fill consisted of a highly heterogeneous mixture of coarse- to fine-grained soil containing...

Beliefs about Hurricane Andrew, Construction, and Evacuation

Overview of Hurricane Andrew in South Florida

Overview of Hurricane Iniki

 

 

 

 

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