Posts Tagged 'Civil Engineering'

Water Systems Restoration in Iraq

The UVA Student Chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Society of American Military Engineers are pleased to announce this presentation about

Water Systems Restoration in Iraq: Program Management Technology Application

by

Regan McDonald, PE

Atkins Global

on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at 6:30 – 7:30 PM in D223 Thornton Hall

Free Pizza & Soda

For more information, please contact ASCE or SAME:

Michael Boone (mrb6zt) or Matthew McDonald (mpm2p)

Advertisements

Federal Highway Administration Documents

U.S. Department of Transportation: Federal Highway Administration:  Geotechnical Engineering [pdf]

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/engineering/geotech/pubs/century/index.cfm

 This important site contains a report which summarizes Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) geotechnical research and development activities over the past 25 years. The report’s author is Al DiMillio, and it is divided into seven chapters, some concluding remarks, and four appendices. The chapters cover material related to road construction and detailed maintenance and strengthening projects. Each chapter provides a background essay on the subject, along with information about each project and technical material on the ways in which each project was successfully completed. Visitors can navigate the work by subsections as well, and they will also want to look over the appendices, which give detailed histories of previous works on this subject. [KMG]

NOTE:  The parent site also contains a wealth of additional information and documents related to highways and geotechnical engineering.

The above is reprinted from  The Scout Report, for January 29, 2010.  Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2010.

http://scout.wisc.edu/

NTIS Newsletter Highlights Civil Engineering and Transportation

The November 15, 2009 issue of the NTIS Technical Reports Newsletter highlights reports dealing with civil engineering and transportation topics.  This newsletter is designed “To bring you a sampling of the latest documents added to the NTIS Database and to help you gain a greater understanding of the wealth of scitech information available from the National Technical Information Service.”  The National Technical Information Service (NTIS), is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive source of government-funded scientific, technical, engineering and business-related information.  You can access this issue of the NTIS Newsletter at http://www.ntis.gov/pdf/ntrnews2-5.pdf or subscribe to receive future issues.

NOTE:  You will not be able to access the full text of reports from the above link.  Please check VIRGO for desired items or request needed items using Interlibrary Loan.  You may also find that searching for NTIS reports from within the Engineering Village suite of databases provides you with more detailed abstracts and other information about the reports.  You will still need to rely on other means to access full text, however.

Carbon Footprint Calculator

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) has unveiled Green Footstep, a free online carbon calculator for reducing carbon emissions in building construction and retrofit projects. 

While many carbon calculators are available online, none address multiple building emissions over the building lifetime. “Green Footstep makes it easier for design professionals to set the design targets theyll need to achieve a carbon neutrality that includes not just operation, but also embodied carbon and others,” said Victor Olgyay, AIA, principal at RMI.  “Just as a life cycle cost analysis of a green building design shows the operating costs you are saving over time, Green Footstep shows you the saved carbon.” 

Green Footstep also shows designers how to comply with specific design goals such as LEEDs energy credits and the 2030 Challenge, the organization that has challenged designers to make all new buildings carbon neutral by 2030.  Edward Mazria , founder and executive director of Architecture 2030, says, “Rocky Mountain Institute’s Green Footstep is an extremely valuable goal-setting and evaluation tool that will help building designers assess a project’s carbon emission impacts with regard to site, construction, and operations.  Because the 2030 Challenge is integrated into the program, this tool can also help designers in their efforts to meet or exceed the 2030 Challenge targets.” 

The Green Footstep tool can be used on residential and commercial new and retrofit building construction projects, from pre-design through occupancy. The tool 

  • Assesses your design’s total carbon footprint due to site development, construction, and operation
  • Helps designers and other project stakeholders set carbon emissions goals and design targets
  • Reveals the most effective levers that you can use to meet the Architecture 2030 Challenge, earn credits in green building rating systems, and achieve other goals
  • Compliments a financial model (based on life cycle cost analysis) to provide the most comprehensive support for building design decisions.

Try out Green Footstep or learn more about its capabilities at http://www.greenfootstep.org/

(Portions of this post excerpted from a November 11, 2009 ACRL Science and Technology Discussion List posting by Frederick Stoss.)


RSS Feed

October 2017
S M T W T F S
« Sep    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031