Understanding ISO
Many U.S. consulting firms are being registered under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9000 series, which set standards for business conduct to achieve quality....

Environment-Friendly Deicing/Anti-Icing Fluid
NASA Ames has formulated a unique candidate non-glycol based freezing point depressant (FPD) fluid material that performs essentially the same or superior to currently used glycol based...

Optimization of the Design and Operation of Soil Vapor Extraction Systems
Volatile organic compounds (VOC's) immobilized within the soil unsaturated zone constitute a significant source of groundwater contamination. Soil vapor extraction systems (SVES's), which...

Partnering in Environmental Restoration: The Coastal America Model
The Coastal America Partnership was initiated in 1993 with the underlying principal that collaborative efforts would be more successful than attempting individual agency solutions. To...

Plate and Frame Membrane Air Stripping
This paper examines utilization of a plate and frame membrane air stripping system for the removal of volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) and radon from a water supply. Previous work explored...

Public Involvement and Participation: Planning Imperatives for the Coming Century
The literature has identified three types of responses to natural resources planning and management efforts in the United States. The first focused upon the more effective use of existing...

MPOS Become VIPS
The 1991 Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act made metropolitan planning organizations very important players in transportation decisionmaking. MPOs have been around since...

How Can a Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility Achieve Compliance with RCRA?

CDR - A Chemical Solution to a Mechanical Problem

Representation of Case Memory for Structural Design
One of the major issues to be addressed in the application of case-based reasoning to structural design is the representation of design projects in case memory. The content of the information...

Precedents in Design: A Computational Model for the Organization of Case Knowledge
A computational model of for the organization of case knowledge of precedent knowledge is developed. The model is composed of distinct chunks of knowledge called design stories. A formalism...

Computer Automation and Project Organizational Impact: A Conceptual Model
This paper presents a framework to effectively model the impact of change in the level of computerization on project organizations. A key focus is the changing relationships between project...

Use of Expert Systems in Selecting Equilibrium Isotherms of Organic Compound Adsorption on Activated Carbon
An outline of an Expert System (ES) that aids in selecting adsorption isotherms is presented. Such an ES provides an efficient technique for screening the present literature. The ES helps...

A Multi-Media System for Organizing Construction Documents
This paper describes the concepts for a system to manage construction documents in a multi-media environment to support efficient retrieval....

Multimedia Based System for Analyzing Production Organizations
Construction operations involve many complex operations and relationships. This paper deals with data gathering for productivity improvement-studies, process modelling and simulation of...

Developing an Object Based Planning System for Precast Concrete Building Structures
This paper presents the organization of an object based planning system for determining the preliminary costs, schedules and resources for precast concrete building structures. First,...

Redesigning Job Site Planning Systems
This paper is primarily devoted to the representation and evaluation of job site planning systems. Representing the job site planning system, its relationship to resource supply systems,...

Application of the Phase Change Process to One-Dimensinal Consolidation Behavior of Peat
In this study, based on the fact that the pore of fibrous peat consists of the macro (outer) pore between organic matters and the micro (inner) pore inside organic matter, an approximate...

Settlement of Peats and Organic Soils
New advances in investigation of settlement of peats and organic soils and issues related to construction over such soft ground are presented. Peats and organic soils are well known for...

Controlling Lead and Copper Corrosion and Sequestering of Iron and Manganese
With the recently enacted Lead and Copper Rule (LCR), many utilities are faced with the conflict of meeting the requirements of the Rule and controlling aesthetic problems caused by source...

 

 

 

 

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