Possible Sand Resources on the Reef Front Around Oahu
Large sediment deposits on the reef front around Oahu are a possible resource for replenishing eroded beaches. An overview is given on the collection of closely spaced, high-resolution...

Coastal Benefits and Impacts of Dismantling Matilija Dam
A numerical shoreline evolution model was used to examine the shoreline changes associated with the release of 2.3 million cubic meters of beach quality sediment from behind Matilija Dam....

Sand Rights: A Case Study of the Hamptons' Beaches
The long Federal groins emplaced at Westhampton Beach in the 1960s resulted in accelerated erosion downdrift. The severe nor'easter of December 11-12, 1992 brought the issue to a climax...

The Collision of Surf, Sand, and the Law at Lechuza Beach: Coastal Processes and Public-Private Shore Boundaries
In order to undertake coastal development opportunities, the property owner must first establish the boundary between public and private property along the beachfront in order to demonstrate...

The Beach: A Pile of Sand
Beaches are common features along most of the earth's coastlines. The presence of a beach requires at that site the processes of sediment accretion have dominated over the processes of...

Vehicle Age Impacts on Attainment SIPs and Conformity

Are the Glory Days All Behind Us?

Sinking a Sewer Line
The design and construction of a sanitary sewer siphon using high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe in San Juan, Puerto Rico, provided Black & Veatch with a challenging opportunity...

Examining the Capitol Dome
The dome of the United States Capitol, designed and built from the 1850s to the 1860s, is a masterpiece of 19th-century engineering and construction. The majority of the dome is made of...

Quality Check
Composite materials, also known as fiber reinforced polymers (FRPs), have traditionally been reserved for aerospace engineering applications because of their high cost. FRPs'...

The SPRP Project: An Overview
The National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs (OPP), the lead agency for the U.S. Antarctic Program, has begun construction of a replacement station for the Amundsen-Scott...

The Construction Challenges
The varied SPRP construction and construction management complexities of the new South Pole are even more challenging because summer work must be carried out within a compressed window...

Evaluation of the Tensar Mesa Retaining Wall System
The Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a service center of the Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF), serves as a clearinghouse for implementing highway innovation...

Emerging Materials for Civil Infrastructure
State of the Art
Prepared by the Emerging Materials Committee of the Materials Division of ASCE. This report presents a review of the state of the art on emerging materials...

Sand Rights '99
Bringing Back the Beaches
The conference, Sand Rights '99: Bringing Back the Beaches, was organized by the Coastal Zone Foundation and the California Shore...

On the Erodibility of Rock and Other Earth Materials

Evaluation of Recent Field and Laboratory Research on Scour at Bridge Piers in Coarse Bed Materials

Designing Concrete Culverts to Resist Scour Damage

Best of Both Worlds
All around the Pacific Rim structural engineers are experimenting with concrete filled steel tubes as structural elements. The concrete filled tubes take advantage of the best properties...

Concrete Connections
A new application of polymer composites involves the repair and rehabilitation of reinforced concrete frame connections. Test results from a pilot study conducted at the California State...

 

 

 

 

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