A Comprehensive Approach to Container Terminal Planning: Striking a Balance
This paper uses the Port of Seattle's recently released Container Terminal Development Plan to present a case-study of a master planning process for continued development of container...

The Design of the Airside Concourses
The growth of commercial air traffic in the United States has resulted in the development of the 'New Denver International Airport.' the airside concourses were designed by joint venture...

Artificial Recharge to Help Seattle's Water Supply

Taller Tunnels
Between 1984 and 1991, Shannon & Wilson, Inc., Seattle, designed renovation programs for more than 25 mi of tunnels for four western railroads. We performed all of this work under...

The Structural Curtain
Curtain walls are not standard off-the-shelf items. For major projects, they are almost always custom-designed. Typically, curtain walls are on the critical path of project and often account...

Earthquake Loss Estimation Modeling of the Seattle Water System Using a Deterministic Approach
This paper summarizes the project and resulting report entitled Earthquake Loss Estimation Modeling of the Seattle Water System (Ballantyne, 1990) conducted under funding from the United...

Seattle's Good Neighbor Policy
The West Point wastewater treatment plant in Seattle sits on a spit of land jutting into Puget Sound. Close by is Discovery Park, a haven for nature lovers, located on a bluff above the...

Seismic Vulnerability Analysis and Upgrade of Seattle Metro Wastewater Facilities
The Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle, Metro, provides wholesale wastewater transport and treatment for 30 cities and sewer districts. A Seismic Vulnerability Assessment Worksheet for...

An Evaluation of the Role of Port Administration in Comprehensive Planning and Management of the Canadian Coast—The Example of Vancouver
The current institutional approach adopted to plan and regulate developments in Canada's major ports is assessed. To determine the effectiveness of the Canadian approach,...

Crab and Salmon Habitat Enhancement in Grays Harbor Estuary, Washington
A description of mitigation for crab losses and reduced salmonid habitat, expected to occur during construction of the Grays Harbor, Washington, Navigation Improvement Project, is presented....

Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Seattle Water Department's Water System Facilities
The Seattle Water Department (SWD) service area and watersheds lie in seismic zone 3, in which there is potential for major earthquakes (Richter magnitude 7.5 or greater). The SWD system...

Investigation & Rehabilitation of Seattle's Tolt Pipeline
Seattle Water Department's Tolt Pipeline brings water 24 miles from storage in the Cascade Mountains into city and suburban distribution systems. Twenty-three miles of this...

The Stacked Drift Tunnel
The Mount Baker Ridge Tunnel is the first of its kind and the last: a forward thrust of technology and a look back to the flow of federal highway funds, which paid 90% of its cost. The...

Seattle Swing
The swing bridge has long been out of favor in the U.S. because of the navigational hazard presented by mid-channel pivot piers. A consortium of engineers is updating the design to a state-of-the-art...

Subway Design and Construction for the Downtown Seattle Transit Project

Validation of a Traffic Modeling System for Detour Planning
The Downtown Seattle Transit Project (DSTP) was initiated as an effort to relieve existing traffic congestion in downtown Seattle. It consists primarily of a 1.3-mile electric-bus tunnel...

Design, Construction and Performance of a Soil Nailed Wall in Seattle, Washington

Avoiding Transportation Future Shock
Seattle, Washington's regional government planning group, called METRO, has undertaken a future scenarios approach to transportation planning. Working with an outside panel...

Metro Project Implementation—The Early Stages
Metro (the Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle) is a federation of governments in King County, Washington which is responsible for regional public transportation and waste water collection...

Seattle Cleanup Largest in State

 

 

 

 

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