Construction of Post-Tensioned PWR Containments
Pressurized water reactors will be used in more than one-half of the nuclear power plants projected through 1986. Post-tensioned containments structures house more than half the units...

Structural Characteristics of Weathered Plywood
Plywood exposed for more than 21 yr to continuous weathering and use as the roof decking of portable hog houses was found to have strength properties comparable to those expected in new...

Flood Damage Reduction Potential of River Forecast
An analytical method consisting of a set of hydrologic and economic models is presented for estimating expected flood damage reduction due to simulation of flood plain actions in a river...

Flood-Hazard Effects on Residential Property Values
Inasmuch as the potential for flooding can reduce property values, individuals will be encouraged to promote government policies that reduce the damages of flooding, such as dams or subsidized...

Optimum Seismic Design of Linear Shear Buildings
An iteration procedure is described for the optimum design of shear buildings that behave linearly and have infinitely stiff and sufficiently strong beams. The design spectrum is assumed...

Modeling Social Impacts of Urban Highways
The variety of roles played by an urban dweller, and the fact that such roles are often played at different points in geographical space, render it likely that social impacts of an urban...

Traffic Generation from Land Development Proposals
The purpose of this paper is to simulate and predict the changes caused in the existing commuter travel pattern by new land development schemes within the framework of a specific community....

Decision Criteria in Solid Waste Collection
Solid waste collection in residential and commercial areas requires numerous decisions by the crew or supervisor pertaining to collection areas, collection time, crew overtime, and truck...

Manpower Use in High-Rise Residential Construction
The paper reports on the manpower utilization patterns in high-rise residential construction. In the analysis of 57 high-rise structures built in New York City, the writer observes an...

Economics of Permanent Flood-Plain Evacuation
A method is given for computation of the average annual damage due to the flooding of structures. By using the procedure, the economics of the federally subsidized flood insurance program...

Use of Space in Highway Impact Zone
Recently, the harmful effects of freeway promixity have been given much attention, and the knowledge gained has been helpful in evaluating alternative courses of action to minimize these...

Peak-Hour Transit Routing
Transit routes radiating from the CBD are typical of most city bus operations. This type of routing has existed since the late 1920's with major changes primarily in the form...

New Foundations in an Old Neighborhood
Sixty State Street is rising 38 stories from its deep foundation in a congested, historical site in urban Boston's business/government area. The foundation elements and the...

Building Construction Management Game
A computerized project management game has been developed to assist in understanding and teaching the economic and managerial problems of urban building development. In this game, players...

Method for Designing Airport Terminal Concepts
Much design effort in airport planning is expended on terminal concept development. Such a method has been developed and is introduced. It considers the terminal as a system of basic facilities...

Community Acceptance of Highway Corridor Development
Citizen inputs are virtually prerequisite to community acceptance of public works projects. Succes in citizen participation—and thus public acceptance—rests entirely on the degree to which...

A Case History of Expansive Claystone Damage
Over the past 7 yr. nearly –1,000,000 damage has been attributed to expansive soil problems within a square mile tract of rolling hills in Menlo Park, Calif. This area is underlain by...

Economic Analysis of Residential Land-Use Alternatives
To establish optimum land-use policies, it is important that local planners understand the economic implications of various land-use alternatives. Data were collected for two alternative...

9000 psi Concrete — Why? Why not—
High strength concrete is being used in many high-rise apartment and office buildings. In this case, high strength means 9000 psi (62.0 MPa). Quality control, aggregate availability and...

8-Story Building Moved to Avoid Wrecker's Ball
In Bogota, Colombia, a 7000 ton (15400kips) was moved almost 100 ft (30 m) to make way for a much needed highway arterial. Instead of wrecking the structure, an apartment building in a...

 

 

 

 

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