Safety Concepts and Risk Management

Zemmouri, Algeria, Mw 6.8 Earthquake of May 31, 2003
Prepared by the Earthquake Investigations Committee of the Technical Council of Lifeline Earthquake Engineering ASCE. This TCLEE Monograph summarizes...

San Simeon Earthquake of December 22, 2003 and Denali, Alaska, Earthquake of November 3, 2002
Prepared by the Earthquake Investigations Committee of the Technical Council of Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE. This TCLEE Monograph provides...

ITS Then and Now
One of the authors of a 1992 strategic plan for developing intelligent transportation systems in the United States reviews the progress that has been made in the interim....

Back on Track
Minneapolis, which last heard the clangor of electric streetcars in 1954, is proving once again that history repeats itself. The streetcars are back - in the form of a swift, modern light-rail...

Overview of Structural Behavior of Members Subjected to Torsion
The torsion strength of concrete beams depends on many factors, such as the amount of reinforcement, the volumetric ratios of longitudinal and transverse steel bars, the concrete strength,...

A Tale of Two Towers: The Foundations
In preparing two lots in New York City's Times Square as sites for modern skyscrapers, engineers devised foundations and structural systems that would allow for subway lines,...

A Tale of Two Towers: The Structures
In preparing two lots in New York City's Times Square as sites for modern skyscrapers, engineers devised foundations and structural systems that would allow for subway lines,...

Headcut Analysis for Off-Channel Gravel Pits in Arid Environments
The study focuses on a large gravel pit located adjacent to the Santa Cruz River between the confluences with the Rillito and Canada del Oro rivers in Tucson, Arizona. These gravel pits...

Stochastic Analysis of the Truckee River Flow System
The Truckee River system is a complex system that involves a number of hydraulic structures such as natural and artificial lakes and reservoirs and diversions. Streamflow data have been...

A Participatory Approach to Development of a Decision Support Tool
Effective decision-making in water management must consider both the physical characteristics of the system and the social, political, and institutional aspects. These latter aspects cannot...

Firepower
The processes put in place by water utilities are designed with the quality of water normally received for treatment in mind. But the runoff from areas ravaged by fire can degrade that...

Optimal Selection of Rechlorinization Station in Water Distribution System by Optimization Techniques
The optimal rechlorination in water distribution systems was investigated by incorporating optimization techniques into a numerical water quality model (EPANET2). Four types of optimization...

Northern Exposure
Traffic growth on a Massachusetts highway leading to New Hampshire called for new lanes and replacement of all of the bridges. Wide medians aided the work; narrow ones complicated matters....

Case Studies in Steel
An innovative project delivery system for structural steel buildings enables the structural engineer to provide complete structural design services on conventional contractor-led design/build...

Independent Research Assessment of Project Management Factors Affecting Department of Energy Project Success
Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy by the Civil Engineering Research Foundation. This report presents the findings of a research study to improve...

Evaluation of Anchor Wall Systems' Landmark Reinforced Soil Wall System
With T.C. Mirafi's Miragrid & Miratex Geogrid Reinforcement —Final Report
This report describes a HITEC evaluation designed to determine the basic capability and limitations of the Landmark/Mirafi System for use as a technically viable precast MSE retaining...

Expecting the Unexpected -- Managing Threats to Lifelines

Evaluation of the CON-ARCH reinforced Concrete Buried Arch System
Final Report
This report summarizes the evaluation of the Con-Arch culvert system marketed by Hunter Contracting, Co. of Tucson, Arizona. The evaluation consisted of computer analysis and field testing of two Con-Arch...

Overview of Long-Span Bridge Assessment History
This section gives a brief overview of long-span bridge assessment history. Also included are a few cases of long-span bridge failure and lack of assessment....

 

 

 

 

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