An Experimental Study on the Behaviour of Full-Scale Composite Steel Frames under Furnace Loading
In view of recent large fires in tall buildings, such as One Meridian Square (USA), East Tower Central Park (Venezuela), World Trade Center (USA) and Windsor Tower (Spain), there has been...

Tunneling through Gasoline Contamination: The Caracas Metro Experience

Vessel Access Simulation to Rationalize the Tug Assistance Program in the Port of El Tablazo, Venezuela

Design Modification of Water Supply Intakes in Mountainous Regions
Existing river intakes for several water treatment plants in the mountainous areas of western Venezuela have experienced severe difficulties with deposition of sediment. Excessive sediment...

Geo-Environmental Experience within the Oil Industry in Venezuela

Traffic and Lead Pollution on Lake Maracaibo's Western Coast
This project focused on Nerium Oleander (NO) (Berberia), an ornamental plant. Chemical analyses (acid digestion and atomic absorption spectrophotometry) of the plant's tissue and the soil...

Chlorinated Pesticide in a Fish Farming Station in the Lake Maracaibo Basin
The present evaluation of chlorinated pesticides is the result of the detection of tumors, hepatic and renal necrosis and skeletal anomalies in species of fish cultivated in artificial...

Environments Parameters of Sediments and the Interface Sediment-Water in the Tacarigua Lagoon (Venezuela)
A study was made of the sedimentological characteristics of a lagoon bottom, and of the anions present at the sediment-water interface. For this analysis, the lagoon was divided into five...

Foreign Investment in Latin America: A Second Look
It has become common to hear that Latin America has emerged from the lost decade of the 1980s, a period when virtually every country in the region suffered from high debt, high inflation...

Venezuela Turns to Port
Despite Venezuela's recent political troubles, geography and economics argue for a big increase in the country's port capacity. Oil has traditionally been the...

Beyond Engineering: The Politics of Maracaibo
The Lake Maracaibo Bridge in Venezuela was built in 1959. It ranks as one of the largest and longest bridges in the world at the time it was built and contained the longest concrete cable-stayed...

Coastal Wetlands Management in Venezuela

Physical-Chemical Evaluation of Rainwater as an Indicator of Atmospheric Pollution in Some Zones of the City of Maracaibo, Venezuela
This study provided an evaluation of the presence of pollutants in the air over the City of Maracaibo by means of a physical-chemical analysis of rainwater collected in four zones of the...

Sediments and Quaternary Study of the Coastal Lagoon of Unare (Venezuela)
The coastal Lagoon of Unare is located in the N.E. of Venezuela (62° 12' - 65° 25' W/10° 04' - 10° 08' N), it is 26 km long and 6 km...

Environmental Impact of a Power Plant: A Case From a Coastal Area in Venezuela
These are the results of a eight years study in which the ecological effects of Planta Centro power plant were assessed. Many aspects were included in this study, but we concentrate here...

The Design of Macagua Concrete Face Rockfill Dam
This article describes the design characteristics of the concrete face rockfill dam at Macagua, which will have a total length of about 9,200 ft (2,800 m), an average height of 66 ft (20,0...

Current Status of Urban Hydrology in Venezuela
Rapid population growth and the concentration of almost 40% of the total population (1981 Census) in the narrow valleys of the northern mountain ranges, a tropical climate with a very...

Aeration for Cavitation Protection of Uribante Spillway

Urban Hydrology
National progress reports on urban hydrology are presented. These reports include assessments of advances that have taken place in the past five years, what progress has been made and...

The Fly-Over: It Unclogs Urban Traffic in A Hurry
Fly-overs are light-weight, low-cost, prefabricated steel structures that elevate only one or two lanes over a traffic-choked city intersection but dramatically reduce congestion. By removing...

 

 

 

 

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