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...

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...

Hazardous Waste Investigations in Residential Areas

Army Life Cycle/Maintenance Prediction Model
The U. S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (USA-CERL) has developed a facility maintenance prediction model for the Department of the Army. This simulation model will...

Subdivider: Advanced Subdivision Design with the IBM-PC
SUBDIVIDER is an IBM-PC program which aids engineers in the process of dividing tracts of land into lots, streets, and building floor plans. It can be used for the design of traditional...

Three Inexpensive Land Use Allocation Techniques
The current thrust in transportation planning is to make use of manual and microcomputer techniques for providing quick-response travel estimation. In this context, matching land use techniques,...

The Pelican, Alaska Hydroelectric Station
In August 1983 Pelican Cold Storage directed KPL to install a new 600 kW turbine, synchronous generator, controls and penstock transition section. This new equipment was to fit upon the...

Housing and Hazardous Waste Contamination
Problems and Remedies
When hazardous waste sites are discovered in close proximity to residential areas, scientists and engineers are often faced with conducting complex studies involving many government agencies...

Design of a GAC Water Treatment System for Radon
The author describes the design of a granular activated carbon (GAC) treatment system for the removal of radon from a public water supply....

Funding for Shore Protection: New Jersey's Approach
The history of shore protection funding in New Jersey is rather bleak. From 1959 to 1980, a total of 56,810,080 was spent on beach restoration. Of that total, 27,084,768 came from the...

Bridging Twin Ports
The Major Richard I. Bong Memorial Bridge, part of U. S. Highway 2, connects harbors at Duluth, Minn. and Superior, Wisc. The new highway link was designed to relieve congestion on nearby...

Site Impact of New Developments
Traffic studies which relate to specific development projects and their impacts are becoming a major part of transportation planning practice. Rapid suburbanization of development has...

Interactive Optimization in Engineering Design

Affordable Housing in New Communities

Observed Dynamic Response of a Single-Story Masonry House Model

Micros Can't Stand Alone
Unlike mainframes, which usually come as turnkey systems, microcomputers require separate accessories. Add-ons for micros include storage devices, memory boards, video boards, communication...

Innovative and Affordable Residential Development
The rise in cost of land, housing construction and financing over recent decades has seriously reduced the number of those eligible for home loans. These and other cost factors are carefully...

West Coast High-Rise Condo Opts for Ductile Concrete Frame
In the past, the vast majority of high-rise buildings constructed in earthquake prone areas of the West Coast have employed a steel frame. However, recent advances have made it feasible...

Building Block Technique for Structural Design Software

 

 

 

 

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