Argentina: Back in Business
Having achieved democracy and stabilized its economy, Argentina is working to improve its transport, telephone and power systems and to ease its housing shortage; the local construction...

Getting Together for Sustainable Development
With environmentally sound development getting increasing attention, there is a need to bring experienced environmental engineers together with counterparts in the developing world who...

Protecting a Pipeline
A 30-inch oil pipeline, presently under construction through mountainous terrain in central Colombia, transports petroleum from the Cusiana oil field to the coast. The discovery of the...

Shotcrete Tests at the Fish Ecca Tunnel
The Fish-Ecca Tunnel is situated in the Eastern Cape and forms part of the Lower Fish Irrigation Scheme. About 25% of the 5032 m tunnel had to be lined with shotcrete. Between February...

Fibre Reinforced Shotcrete Case Studies of Wet and Dry Processes
Both wet shotcrete and fibre reinforced shotcrete are being increasingly utilised in the South African mining industry. This Paper describes two applications of fibre reinforced shotcrete...

Historical Pavement Management Database Feasibility Study
Technological and operational issues related to implementing a historical database to support the South Dakota Department of Transportation's current and future pavement management activities...

Reliability-Based Design of Transmission Towers Under Wind and Ice Loadings
This study suggests a practical but rational approach for the development of reliability-based LRFD criteria for transmission towers under wind and ice loadings in Korea. Based on available...

Prestwood Lake Dam Rehabilitation
The Prestwood Lake Dam located in Hartsville, South Carolina is owned by Sonoco Products Co. It originally was a wood structure built in 1895. That structure was washed out by a hurricane...

Remedial Works at Troneras and Miraflores Dams in Colombia
The 38 m high Troneras and the 55 m high Miraflores earth dams were built in the period 1959-1965. The dams are composed of residual soils and founded on a deep residual overburden. Significant...

A Structural Analysis System for Prestressed Concrete Bridges and its Application on the Interurban Express-Way Project in SEOUL
In this paper, the importance of the structural analysis in accordance with the construction progress was emphasized to accurately predict the structural behavior of prestressed concrete...

Computer Aided Education in Civil Engineering
This paper presents the current state of the application of computers in civil engineering education in the Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) Degree Programme - offered by the University...

Rocky Mountain Hydro
By May 1995, the $700 million Rocky Mountain Pumped Storage project will bring 850 MW of peaking power to a large part of the population in northwest Georgia. Its opening will mark only...

Infrastructure Planning for Private Sector Investment
To minimize the use of public resources for infrastructure development, major works are being initiated in Latin America with studies designed to attract capital investment from the private...

Selection of Optimum Route and Number of Stations for the Seoul-Pusan High Speed Rail System
The construction of the 411 km-long Seoul-Pusan high speed rail line began in June 30, 1992. The line connects Seoul and Pusan which are the first and the second largest cities in Korea....

Planning for the National High Speed Rail Network in Korea
High speed rail lines are being constructed or planned among other transportation modes in Korea. They are expected to contribute to alleviate already serious intercity traffic congestion...

Use of Geographic Information Processing for the Identification of Indirect Impacts Associated with Regulatory Permitting Programs: For Now, a Conceptual Model
The utilization of Geographic Information Processing (GIP) for the identification and assessment of direct impacts to coastal ecosystems allowed under the guidelines of regulatory permitting...

The Northern Coast of the State of Rio De Janeiro
This work presents a general characterization of a portion of the coastline of the State of Rio de Janeiro, based on observations made between 1988 and 1992, as part of Littoral Rio project....

Ecological Costs of Urban Expansion in a Mangrove Ecosystem: A Case Studied
On Santa Catarina Island in southern Brazil, mangrove systems are found along about 14.7% of this coast. These areas, although declared by legislation as 'Permanent Preservation Areas',...

Argentine Deltas Morphology
Only two deltas are located along the Argentine coast, both of them at Buenos Aires state. The northern one is the Parana Delta at the Rio de La Plata estuary (34.99' Lat. Sur) and the...

The Sea Sentinels Project: Watching Waves in Brazil
This paper presents the first results of the Sea Sentinels-a project for monitoring nearshore wave conditions in Brazil by means of visual observations. The observation techniques used...

 

 

 

 

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