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Concentrate Management in Desalination: Case Studies
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Concentrate Management in Desalination: Case Studies
This report examines many facets of concentrate management in desalination, including process design and configuration, regulatory setting, environmental issues, and economic evaluation of projects. Twelve case studies are offered to demonstrate different techniques for disposing of concentrates associated with the following types of projects: Zero liquid discharge (ZLD) and near-ZLD disposal; Discharge to oceans and bays; Deep-well injection, land application, and evaporation ponds
Discharge to sanitary sewers or surface waters.

Environmental engineers and managers responsible for the design, operation, research, and evaluation of regional desalination and water reuse facilities will find a wealth of practical information in this report.
Failure Case Studies in Civil Engineering: Structures, Foundations, and the Geoenvironment, 2nd Edition
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Failure Case Studies in Civil Engineering: Structures, Foundations, and the Geoenvironment, 2nd Edition ASCE Paul Bosela Pamalee Brady Norbert Delatte M Kevin Parfitt
Failure Case Studies in Civil Engineering: Structures, Foundations, and the Geoenvironment, Second Edition, provides short descriptions of 50 real-world examples of constructed works that did not perform as intended. Designed for classroom use, each case study contains a brief summary, lessons learned, and references to key sources. This new edition, which replaces the 1995 classic edited by Robin Shepherd and J. David Frost, offers expanded descriptions, additional photographs and diagrams, and updated references. It also includes new case studies, such as the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal, and the North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Water Treatment Plant.

Topics include:

Foundation failures
Embankment, dam, and slope failures
Geoenvironmental failures
Bridge failures
Building failures

This book supplies valuable resource material on typical failures that can be integrated into undergraduate engineering courses. Engineering professors and their students will use this book as the basis for class discussions, a starting point for further research, and a demonstration of how each failure leads to improved engineering design and safety.
Project Administration for Design-Build Contracts: A Primer for Owners, Engineers, and Contractors
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Project Administration for Design-Build Contracts: A Primer for Owners, Engineers, and Contractors
Explains the basics of administering a design-build project after the contract has been awarded. This book begins with an introduction to design-build project administration and goes on to cover topics such as scheduling, design administration, and design quality management. The authors examine construction topics including quality management, change orders, progress payments, and close-out. This practical guide provides case studies, often drawn from the authors' own experiences.

This book is a resource for owners, engineers, construction contractors, and architects who find themselves in need of guidance in administering a design-build project. It will assist those professionals who actually do the designing, the building, and the contract administration. It organizes the options so that the advantages and disadvantages are highlighted, providing the user the necessary information to make sound business decisions.
Preparing for Design-Build Projects: A Primer for Owners, Engineers, and Contractors
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Preparing for Design-Build Projects: A Primer for Owners, Engineers, and Contractors ASCE Douglas Granberg James Koch Keith Molenaar
For nearly two decades, design-build (DB) contracting has become increasingly the method of choice in public and private construction projects. Many designers and builders are now drawn to design-build projects and must alter their business practices to accommodate the changed relationships within DB contracts.

Preparing for Design-Build Projects: A Primer for Owners, Engineers, and Contractors is a professional reference that covers the basics of developing a design-build project. The authors focus on learning modules that break down the decision-making process and reassemble it as a straightforward method for DB projects from the owner's standpoint. This book acts as a timely guide on developing DB requests for qualification and requests for proposals. It also assists the reader in interpreting these documents in order to prepare a responsive DB proposal or to evaluate a series of proposals and make a source selection decision.
Construction Contract Administration
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Construction Contract Administration

A successful construction project is completed safely, on time, and within budget; meets designed performance; and produces no claims. This book was written to help those working with privately-awarded construction projects meet these goals.

Beyond Failure: Forensic Case Studies for Civil Engineers
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Beyond Failure: Forensic Case Studies for Civil Engineers ASCE Norbert Delatte
Engineering failures get a lot of attention - inciting morbid curiosity and fueling concern over the condition of our infrastructure. But every engineering loss is the start of a forensic investigation into how, why, and what can be done to prevent future failures. As with scientific failures, engineering failures can be very instructive in teaching us what does not work.

Beyond Failure presents the circumstances of important failures that have had far-reaching impacts on civil engineering practice. Each case study narrates the known facts: design and construction, the failure, subsequent investigation or analysis, and, where appropriate, additional issues such as technical concerns, ethical considerations, professional practice issues, and long-term effects. The case studies are organized around eight common topics of undergraduate engineering courses and include teaching points and a reading list, so this book is useful to engineering faculty and students. With more than 40 full cases, including the Silver Bridge collapse in Point Pleasant, WV; the levee breaches in New Orleans, LA; and the Challenger space shuttle explosion, this book will also appeal to practicing engineers with an interest in forensic investigations or the analysis of historic failures.
Recommended Contract Practices for Underground Construction
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Recommended Contract Practices for Underground Construction
This book is the first industry-wide effort to improve contract procedures in more than 30 years. Commissioned by the Underground Construction Association of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, this manual is an indispensable resource for contractors, consultants, suppliers, and owners anticipating underground projects. The authors suggest better practices during all stages of a project, when decisions are made that can affect the contract positively or negatively. Underground construction is more complex than ever. Demand for space is increasing, new technologies are constantly evolving, and more stakeholders are asserting influence. Yet one of the most challenging and frustrating characteristics of underground construction remains: often, contract language does not account for the unique nature of building underground.
Managing Gigaprojects: Advice from Those Who've Been There, Done That
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Managing Giga Projects: Advice from Those Who've Been There, Done That
Engineers, construction managers, planners, and risk managers will find in this volume useful tools for the effective and efficient execution of megaprojects and gigaprojects. Managing Gigaprojects is also an indispensable guide for investors, senior executives, board members, and other participants involved in these large-scale projects. The authors report from the leading edge of the world's biggest infrastructure construction projects, with costs of more than US$1 billion; which are being surpassed by gigaprojects, with pricetags higher than US$10 billion. These super-size projects are critical to meeting the growing demands of global populations, yet they present daunting obstacles for effective planning, design, construction, and delivery. Not only do the challenges of enormous projects increase exponentially with their size, but these projects can span long time frames. Risk management alone poses unprecedented problems of scale and complexity.
Excavation Systems Planning, Design, and Safety
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Excavation Systems Planning, Design, and Safety Joe M Turner
Concisely written and presented in an easy-to-navigate format, this comprehensive guide arms you with the most current information available. New developments and trends, along with numerous design examples, illustrations, and important OSHA requirements and other legal issues, provide everything you'll need to excel in your field. Ideal for anyone involved in the trade, this indispensable resource brings you up to date on all the critical aspects of your job.
Managing Performance in Construction
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Managing Performance in Construction
Managing Performance in Construction presents state-of the art management concepts applied to construction in support of operational planning and control, performance measurements, and skill and safety training techniques that have been shown to drastically improve the productivity of construction. Supported with a range of pedagogical devices, the book will be of equal value to construction managers and civil engineers, and students with different learning methods.