The Zero-Energy House: The Bold Low-Cost Breakthrough that may Revolutionize Housing
The world is in the early stages of a revolution in housing. About 200 houses have already been built in Canada that use under $125/yr for electric-resistance space heating — even where...

Political Action—Why Are Engineers Getting Involved—
Two engineering societies—National Society of Professional Engineers and American Consulting Engineers Council—in the past two years have established Political Action Committees. Their...

Miami Riot—Will a Phoenix Rise from Ashes—
In May, inner-city black residents of Miami, Florida, looted and burned about 300 buildings in their neighborhoods. The cause is detailed—their perception that the judicial system was...

Creep Damage to Structures on Expansive Clay Slopes

Construction and Design of Light Structures in Peru

Assessment of Expansive Soils in the United States

Building on Expansive Soils in South Africa: 1973-1980

Application of a Graphics-Oriented Building Design System

In House Preprocessors for ICES STRUDL

Drainage Design in a Riverine Floodplain System

Tangshan Rebuilds after Mammoth Earthquake
The City of Tangshan, China was totally devastated in 1976 by a major earthquake. Over 240,000 people were killed in one of history's greatest disasters. The quake had a Richter...

Some Secrets to Building Structures on Expansive Soils
Each year, in the U.S. alone, shrinking or swelling soils inflict over $ 2.3 billion in damages to houses, buildings, roads, pipelines, and other structures. Despite this many engineers...

Drainage Design of the Tampa Palms Property

Aerial Photography in Fire Risk Assessment

The Coastal Land Development Process: Developer's Plights

Earthquake Behavior Of One-Story Masonry Houses

Forecasting Housing Requirements in a College Town
A simple housing projection model that employs the economic-base and gravity-interaction theories is presented, and the results are compared with those of a parallel study that incorporates...

Neighborhood Traffic Controls
The issues associated with traffic control in residential neighborhoods are examined. Reasons for the increase in activity in implementing neighborhood traffic control measures are presented....

Residential Site Planning and Perceived Densities
Spiraling inflation in urban land prices and the national needs to conserve energy and promote environmental quality will continue to pressure planners to make more intensive use of residential...

Managing Storm Runoff in Chicago Area
Existing combined sewers in the Chicago area discharge a mixture of storm-water runoff and sewage to the rivers approx 100 times/yr and on occasions overload the river system making it...

 

 

 

 

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