Tailings Dam Engineer of Record (EoR): There's Nothing Conventional About It
Engineer of Record (EoR) is a simple and resolute concept that's applied throughout the western world for civil works construction. It's a term that fits in a nice neat box; it represents a single person...

You Designed It for the Big One, Right? Illustrating and Communicating Uncertainty in a Deterministic Seismic Hazard Analysis
In seismic regions of the U.S. and worldwide, engineers design structures to withstand seismic ground motions resulting from a large, rare earthquake. But definitions of "large" and "rare" depend on who...

Definitions
A glossary of relevant terms....

Project Definition and Conceptual Design
In order to select a DB contractor, the owner must define its requirements for project implementation and for the completed project. These requirements are typically incorporated into...

Design-Build Procurement
This section addresses suggested means for reaching agreement between owner and DB team on the definition of expected geotechnical conditions....

Regional Disaster Resilience
A Guide for Developing an Action Plan
Regional Disaster Resilience: A Guide for Developing an Action Plan provides a much-needed strategy to develop the level of preparedness necessary...

Sustainability Definitions, Policy Statements, and Principles
This chapter provides a selected sampling of sustainability definitions, policy statements, and principles, with explanatory notes, that will give the reader a broad sense of the visionary...

Review of Bridge Performance and Its Parameters
This section contains a review of bridge performance and its parameters. Topics include definition of lifetime performance and kinds of functioning for bridge performance....

Lifting Collars and Lifting Equipment
The terms lifting collars and shear heads are used interchangeably in the industry. In this book the term lifting collar is used since it is a unique term applicable to lift-slab construction...

Great Excavations
By any definition, the scale of the underground caverns being excavated near Geneva at the particle physics center run by the Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN)—the European...

What Are Teams and Where Do We Find Them?
The word team may be defined as a group of people, each with different skills and often with different tasks, who work together toward a common project, service, or goal with a meshing...

Needed: An Improved Definition for Engineering Technology

Preparing Specifications for Design-Bid Build Projects
The Committee on Specifications of the Construction Division of ASCE has developed a guide to preparing construction specifications for design-bid build projects. The guide contains preparation...

Load Definition

Operational Definition of NAPL from Soil Analysis

Parameters and Definitions for Classifying the Behaviour of Composite Slabs

Threat Definition
This chapter comments on defensive design principles for structures....

Central Office
A Central Office (CO) is where calls are processed. In the complex hierarchy of the PSN, there are many other facilities to which this definition applies; they are Digital Loop Carrier...

Methodologies for the Analytic Definition of Uniform Travelling Time-Shifts of an Urban Public Transportation Service

An Automatic System for the Definition of the Setting Rules for Speed Diagrams

 

 

 

 

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