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....

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...

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,...

Simulation/Optimization Modeling Post-Audits
S/O models have long been used to compute optimal strategies for user-specified optimization problems. It is useful to provide a retrospective of two S/O modeling applications, and how...

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....

Geotechnical Challenges in the Design and Construction of Petronas Towers

Foundations for the World Financial Center in New York City

Balancing Risk and Rewards in Performance-Based Environmental Remediation Contracts

California's Levees at Risk

Hydrosystems Engineering Uncertainty Analysis
Focusing on issues of civic interest, this comprehensive practice manual teaches the application of uncertainty analysis for more sustainable hydrosystem design and management. Created...

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...

Emergency Preparedness
This section provides a brief summary of the emergency preparedness plans for Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana....

 

 

 

 

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