The Recovery of Monterey Bay Beaches After the Winter Storms of 1982-83
The El Nino conditions of 1982 and 1983 produced unusually frequent and intense storms along the central California coast. These storms produced much greater than normal beach erosion...

Procurement of New Passenger Rail Cars from Japan
In May 1983 the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) signed a contract with Sumitomo Corporation of America, in which Sumitomo agreed to furnish 63 new stainless steel gallery...

The Resident Engineer
In this paper, the author defines the resident engineer's (RE) role based on his experiences. His illustrations of the RE as engineer, interpreter, issuer of change orders,...

Holding Down the Cost of Change
The most significant element in reducing the cost of contractual and project changes is the resident engineer and how he and his staff handle those changes. As discussed in this paper,...

Climatic Change and Streamflow in the Southwest

A New Panama Canal?
The Panama Canal is expected to be obsolete by the end of the century. Already there are serious problems with ship traffic through the Canal: volume of traffic is down, average transit...

Properties of the Mediterranean Coastal Rock-Soil Units Relative to Regional Control

Comparison of FEM for Nearly Incompressible Solids

Climate Trends Due to Increasing Greenhouse Gases

Oil Versus Navigation — Resolving the Conflict

Computerized Specification System Saves Resources
Application of a computer-aided specification preparation system, known as EDITSPEC, results in production of higher-quality project specifications and uses 30 percent fewer resources....

Traffic Signals at New and Rebuilt Intersections
The need for traffic signals at an intersection is generally determined by the application of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) warrants. When the volume warrants are...

Damages Suffered by Contractors

Volume Change Behavior of Desiccated Soils
Little information exists regarding the volume change behaviour of desiccated soils which are widespread in occurance. This paper reports a study on a few such soils and relates their...

Relevance of ASTM C-342 Volume Change Test

Water Requirements and Man-Induced Climate Change
The unrestrained combustion of fossil fuels is possibly the most important environmental issue facing mankind. The concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere...

Critical Analysis of Four Particle Samplers
A field study was conducted to compare performances of four particle sizing samplers including circular jet cascade impactor, rectangular jet cascade impactor (slotted), cyclonic jet cascade...

Earthwork Quantity Surveys at Damsites

The Prediction of Total Heave

Characterization of Expansive Soils Using Soil Suction Data

 

 

 

 

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