Premature Failures of Outdoor Masonry Pavements
The authors have investigated and repaired a number of premature inservice failures of masonry paving systems in recent years. These systems have become common, built over underground...

U.S. Coast Guard Experience with Commercial FRP Vessels with Respect to Structural Reliability
The U.S. Coast Guard currently inspects over 1000 fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) vessels used in commercial passenger service. The designs include monohulls, catamarans, hydrofoils and...

Serviceability and Durability of Construction Materials
The proceedings of the Materials Engineering Congress held in Denver, Colorado from August 13-15, 1990 include papers from 37 sessions that address the theme Serviceability and Durability...

ASCE Salary Survey 1989
The 20th biennial ASCE salary survey of the engineering profession conducted by the ASCE Committee on Employment Conditions during the fourth quarter of 1989 is presented. It consists...

Decoverly Lake—Functional Hydraulics & Aesthetics
The Decoverly Office Park is located in Rockville, MD. In 1984, engineering design on the seven office building park and pond was begun by the consulting engineers. From the beginning,...

Spectral Techniques for Serviceability and Durability Assessment of High-Performance Construction Materials
Using spectral techniques, one can obtain the frequency content of a material specimen. Spectral measurements were made on specimens of Portland cement and a polymer based materials. In...

Environmental Permitting a Major Expressway Facility in Florida
As general consultant to the Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority, Howard, Needles, Tammen and Bergendoff (HNTB) was responsible for the environmental permitting required for...

A Case History — Threat and Vulnerability Assessments for a Proposed Hotel, Conference Center, and Office Complex

Service Life of Underground Concrete Structures
The service life of underground concrete depends on both the physicochemical properties of the concrete materials and the properties of the in-service environment. The major factors controlling...

Detection of Seismic Structural Damage
Damage analysis models based on equivalent modal parameters are used to identify the serviceability limit state for structures subjected to earthquake loads. A model for the analysis of...

Design of Marine Structures: Life-Cycle Cost Factor

CIM Education Through Industry/University Collaboration
This paper outlines the strategy of university/industry collaboration adopted by the University of Missouri-Rolla in successfully developing its Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)...

Building Tasks of the Future

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...

Getting the Most From Engineering Consultant
The Los Angeles County Transportation Commission ('LACTC') has embarked upon a 150 mile rail transit construction program within Los Angeles County. A program...

U.S. Army Corps Engineers Construction Contract Claims Guidance System
Researchers at the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (USA-CERL) have been developing an expert system called Claims Guidance System (CGS) to provide claims analysis...

Packaging Claims
The paper briefly discusses project records and how they may provide important information for claims, what they should contain, and packaging the claim....

Decision Support System for Achieving and Measuring Design Effectiveness
A microcomputer program is developed to serve as a decision system for improving design effectiveness. The program, called 'Design Effectiveness Evaluation and Implementation...

A User's Guide to Federal Architect-Engineer Contracts
The User's Guide to Architect Engineers Contracts explores the process of selecting architect-engineer firms to perform design...

Control of Water Distribution Systems: Program Descriptions
The paper describes the operation and features of a suite of computer applications programs. These have been developed within the Leicester Polytechnic Water Control Unit for analysis,...

 

 

 

 

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