Pacific Space Port
The concept of the Pacific Space Center advocated by Mr. Tetuso Kondo (member of the House of Representatives, former Director General of the Economic Planning Agency) and Dr. Tatsuo Yamanaka...

Transit Triumph
The 1988 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement is Boston's Southwest Corridor, chosen not only for its size, complexity and technology, but for its environmental, public...

Hong Kong Races Toward 1997
A summary of a May 1988 visit to the Third International Tall Buildings Conference in Hong Kong is presented, including excerpts from presentations on current Hong Kong construction projects...

New Found Youth for an Old Foundry
The Grey Iron plant, central foundry division of General Motors Corp., in Saginaw, Mich. conducted a study to evaluate the capacity and tooling of future casting operations of the more...

An Essential Municipal Tool—The Residential Street Guide
This paper presents the residential street design guide. The purpose in presenting residential street design considerations is to call attention to a broad range of factors which should...

The Impact of the Construction of Public Works by the Earthquakes of September 1985
The earthquake of September 19th and 20th, 1985, is discussed with emphasis on general damage. The works of the Head Office of Urban Services is described in relation to emergency response....

Optimal Process of the Development of the Residential Area on the Coastal Zone
The concentration of population and assets through various types of development in the coastal zone in Japan is progressing rapidly at present. The conditions of the sea environment are...

The Location Study for Sea City as Residential Quarters
The objective of this study is to understand the spatial expansion created by community activities in the urban community, as a prior stage to calculate the off-shore distance in the location...

Development and Implementation of a Private Sector Infiltration/Inflow Removal Program

Practical Problems Reducing Radon in Houses

The Risk of Progressive Collapse of Single-Story Buildings in Severe Storms
The probability of severe damage and progressive collapse of single-story commercial, institutional and residential buildings is examined. Observations of actual damage and the results...

A Burning Wasteland Reclaimed
Until recently the PJP Landfill exemplified what can happen when uncontrolled and illegal dumping goes on for many years. Now it is an example of what innovation and imagination can do...

Bright Lights Over China
The financing for Guangdong province's newest 700 mw coal fired electric power station came from a syndicate of 46 banks from 11 countries. The steel for the turbine generators...

Bond Behavior in the Neighborhood of the Crack

The Atlantic Palace—Part II The Application of Wind Tunnel/Force Balance Techniques
A relatively new approach for determining overall wind-induced loads on a structure is described. This force balance technique is economical and flexible, and able to provide predictions...

The Public/Private Condo
A 20-story office building in Chicago was built on publicly owned land under a condominium arrangement that allowed a developer full ownership of air rights over and above the 100,000...

Treating Sewage in One Tank
A sequencing batch reactor (SBR) was the answer to a sewage problem that was holding up community development in Poolesville, MD. Poolesville was one of the first municipalities in the...

Beauty and the Bridge
At the California Department of Transportation, a special aesthetics unit works closely with the design engineers in the Division of Structures, which has won almost 400 prizes for its...

Development of Data Quality Indicators for Indoor Air Pollution Measurements
Indoor air quality measurements pose a unique problem for the application of traditional Quality Assurance/Quality Control approaches. The lack of reference methods and materials in some...

Utopia Under Glass
We stand within sight of the day when our reserves of fossils fuel will be inadequate to maintain the type of energy inefficient cities we have grown used to. This exercise in urban planning...

 

 

 

 

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