Twenty-First Century Timber Engineering
Timber engineering is moving into the 21st Century faced with challenges in technology, governmental mandates and environmental concerns. Engineers are continuously being challenged in...

Tomorrow's Schools
While what's wrong with education looms as a national concern, many communities are doing something positive about it. They're constructing new schools designed...

The Heartbeat of the Artery
One of the most ambitious infrastructure megaprojects in recent memory, Boston's $5 billion Central Artery runs the gamut of civil engineering disciplines. Design, highway,...

Construction on Wisconsin's Lake Michigan Coast
This paper provides a preliminary evaluation of a set of 100 residential properties along Wisconsin's Lake Michigan coast; an examination of the vulnerability of coastal homes and adequacy...

CADD Utilization in Residential Construction: From Subdivision Design to Dwelling Unit

Integrated Approaches for Costing Design Alternatives

Commuter Infiltration, The Unaddressed Issue
Traffic Impact Reports usually assign project-related traffic only to the adjacent collector and arterial highways. Usually the reports do not attempt to address possible commuter infiltration...

Neo-Traditional Neighborhoods: A Solution to Traffic Congestion?

Colgate Palmolive Transportation Impact Case Study
The Colgate Palmolive Company owns eleven city blocks of land in the Exchange Place area of downtown Jersey City, New Jersey. Colgate Palmolive operated manufacturing facilities on their...

Corridor Planning and Traffic Assessment: Small Sites and Neighborhoods
Determining the appropriate use of a piece of property, or the uses for larger land areas in a portion of a city, requires consideration of many facts. A recently completaed project was...

Defining Traffic Impacts of Redevelopment
Developers have proposed to replace the existing, defunct Old Mill Specialty Retail Center with a primarily residential project. The balance of the Old Mill site will consist of smaller...

Circulation Issues and Impacts—Corridor Redevelopment Santa Ana, CA—A Case Study
The Bristol Street Corridor Plan provides the framework for future redevelopment of a 3.0-mile section of the Bristol Street corridor in the central portion of the City of Santa Ana, California....

Green Architecture: Designing an Ecologically Sound Dwelling
Green architecture has evolved in many places with various names such as natural, healthy, ecological, organic, biological, harmonic, sacred, holistic, etc. The general focus of Modern...

Customer Requirements in Industrialized Housing
Residential construction efforts in the U.S. are highly fragmented, and this has slowed the application of new technologies. While there has been an increase in the use of manufactured...

Computer Modeling of Structural Systems for Residential Scale Buildings
The majority of housing in the United States is single family residences or low-rise multiple family dwelling units. The structural systems usually consist of rather uncomplicated types...

Housing—Economic Standard
House project with simplistic spatial concept (integrated system) in order to facilitate construction and further expansions with the same architectural design. The design allows for the...

Performance Specifications for the Design and Manufacture of Energy Efficient Housing in the 21st Century
This paper reports on work in progress in `Design for Energy Efficiency', one of fifteen task areas of the U.S. Department of Energy sponsored Energy Efficient Industrialized Housing research...

Multi-Stage Diffused Bubble Aeration System for the Removal of Volatile Organics and Radon, a Case History

The Greening of Greens
Until recently, most consulting engineers thought golf courses were fun to design, good for the portfolio, but not worthy of much serious thought. Environmental issues and competing uses...

Boston's City within a City
The Massachusetts Water Resource Authority's 11-year effort to clean up Boston Harbor is in full swing. The nerve center of the project is Deer Island, a 210 acre site that...

 

 

 

 

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