Port of Los Angeles Risk Management Strategies
This paper examines risk management strategies for the port of Los Angeles. Topics include its importance to the economy, potential port risks, seismic risk strategies, and terrorist risk...

Surviving Natural Forces from Taiwanese Civil Engineers Perspective
A natural disaster is an unexpected or uncontrollable natural event that usually results in widespread destruction of property or loss of life. Taiwan is located in a geographically unique...

Achievements and Challenges of China Construction
China is at the starting point of an accelerative urbanization process. A great number of infrastructural projects and residential areas are under construction. This paper provides an...

Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures
Containing Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (TMS 402-08/ACI 530-08/ASCE 5-08, Specification for Masonry Structures (TMS 602-08/ACI 530.1-08/ASCE 6-08) and Companion Committees
The Code covers the design and construction of masonry structrures while the Specification is concerned with the minimum construction requirements for masonry in structures. Some of the...

Optimal Resource Allocation for the Cleanup of Petroleum Contaminated Sites
Site rehabilitation is conducted in many states using a risk-based corrective action process wherein alternative remedial actions are evaluated and implemented, depending on the level...

Modeling Fort Ord Site OU2's Remediation System Using Optimization
Fort Ord.s Site OU2 is located approximately 80 miles south of San Francisco near Monterey Bay in Monterey County, California. Fort Ord contains two landfills which were used for residential...

Geotechnical Reports
This section discusses the geotechnical data report, geotechnical memoranda for design, and the geotechnical baseline report....

Preparation of a Geotechnical Baseline Report
This section discusses the preparation of a geotechnical baseline report. Topics include organization and content, writing the GBR, wording suggestions, and consistency and compatibility....

Applications for Other Excavations and Foundations
This section discusses the application of GBRs for other excavations and foundations projects, projects involving construction operations other than tunneling....

Owner Perspectives
This section discusses owner perspectives. Topics include realities in the public sector, setting the baseline, and managing the owner's risk....

Roles and Responsibilities
This section summarizes the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved: owner, design team, contractor, construction manager, and dispute adjudicators....

Hurricane Katrina
This chapter provides an overview of Hurricane Katrina, including data on its category, its path and intensity, and its effect on wind and water forces....

Hurricane Protection System
This chapter discusses hurricane protection systems. Topics include standard project hurricane, levees and floodwalls, datums and elevations, and interior drainage and pump stations....

Consequences
This chapter examines the impact of Hurricane Katrina, including injury, death, and financial losses....

Contributing Factors
This chapter examines contributing factors of the hurricane protection system failures, including the underappreciated risk to New Orleans, a piecemeal implementation of the hurricane...

Marginal Permafrost a Foundation Material in Transition
At the edges of the world's cold regions lie areas of marginal permafrost. It is a changing landscape that seems to be growing in extent, yet it retains chameleon-like qualities...

Infrastructure Planning Handbook
Planning, Engineering, and Economics
The book covers the concepts, methods, and management skills necessary to plan and maintain infrastructure. Topics include major infrastructure projects in context; master planning; infrastructure...

Large Landslide Risks in Solid Waste Facilities...Geotechnical Fundamentals Count

Characterization of Particle Class Sizes Associated with Indicator Organisms in Stormwater
The presence of pathogen indicators is the leading cause of water body impairment in the United States, accounting for over 15% of the waters currently requiring TMDL development (USEPA,...

Drinking Water Distribution Systems: A Dual-Use Vision for Implementing an Environmental Observatory for an Engineered System
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7, has been tasked as the lead federal agency in protecting water infrastructure in the U.S....

 

 

 

 

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