Conduits, Culverts and Pipes

This online course provides guidance on the design and construction of conduits, culverts, and pipes. Design procedures for trench/embankment earth loadings, highway loadings, railroad loadings, surface concentrated loadings, and internal/external fluid pressures are presented. Life cycle cost and product service life of different materials are also discussed. The course materials are based entirely on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-2-2902: Conduits, Culverts and ...
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What Do Engineers and Architects Need to Know about Finite Element Methods? (LIVE WEBINAR)

Finite element method is a powerful engineering analysis tool, and has been widely used in engineering since it was introduced in the 1950s. This course presents the basic theory and simple application of the finite element method (FEM) along with the common FEM terminology. The emphasis of this course is on the fundamental concepts of finite element analysis. A list of major finite element software is also presented in the course along with their features and capabilities. This course include...
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What Do Engineers and Architects Need to Know about the Finite Element Method?

Finite element method is a powerful engineering analysis tool, and has been widely used in engineering since it was introduced in the 1950s. This course presents the basic theory and simple application of the finite element method (FEM) along with the common FEM terminology. The emphasis of this course is on the fundamental concepts of finite element analysis. A list of major finite element software is also presented in the course along with their features and capabilities. This course include...
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Rock Foundations

This course provides engineers and contractors with design guidance and technical criteria for design of rock foundations based on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineer Manual on Rock Foundations. The manual provides a minimum standard to be used for designing a satisfactory rock foundation for the usual situation. It discussed design considerations, factor of safety, construction considerations, and selection of appropriate geotechnical instrumentation. The manual provides guidance on si...
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Design of High-Purity Water Systems

This course examines the specifications for high purity water as established by various standards setting organizations such as The American Society for Testing and Materials, National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards, and the US Pharmacopoeia. In addition, the course examines the nature of water, the types of contaminants in water, and treatment methods for the control of contaminants in water. The design of most high purity water systems consists of a number of treatment methods i...
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Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls (MSE) and Reinforced Soil Slopes (RSS)

Due to advantages in economics, constructability, and aesthetics, the construction of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls and Reinforced Soil Slopes (RSS) is now commonplace. This course is intended to enable the engineers and construction personnel to identifies and evaluate potential applications of MSEW and RSS as an alternative to other construction methods and as a means to solve construction problems. It focuses on the proper selection, design, analysis, performance, specifications...
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Drilled Shaft Design and Construction – Part II

Once considered a specialty foundation for urban settings where vibrations could not be tolerated or where shallow foundations could not develop sufficient capacity, the use of drilled shafts as structural support have recently increased significantly due to heightened lateral strength requirements for bridge foundations and the ability of drilled shafts to resist such loads, especially enormous lateral loads from extreme event limit states often governing bridge foundation design, such as ves...
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Drilled Shaft Design and Construction – Part I

Once considered a specialty foundation for urban settings where vibrations could not be tolerated or where shallow foundations could not develop sufficient capacity, the use of drilled shafts as structural support have recently increased significantly due to heightened lateral strength requirements for bridge foundations and the ability of drilled shafts to resist such loads, especially enormous lateral loads from extreme event limit states often governing bridge foundation design, such as ves...
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Micropile Design and Construction – Part II

Worldwide use of micropiles has grown since their original development in the 1950s, and in particular since the mid-1980s. In general, micropiles are applicable when there are problems with using conventional deep foundation systems like driven piles, drilled shafts, or augercast piling. Mircopiles are primarily used as elements for foundation support to resist static and dynamic loading conditions, and less frequently as in-situ reinforcements for slope and excavation stability. Micropile ca...
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Micropile Design and Construction – Part I

Worldwide use of micropiles has grown since their original development in the 1950s, and in particular since the mid-1980s. In general, micropiles are applicable when there are problems with using conventional deep foundation systems like driven piles, drilled shafts, or augercast piling. Mircopiles are primarily used as elements for foundation support to resist static and dynamic loading conditions, and less frequently as in-situ reinforcements for slope and excavation stability. Micropile ca...
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Stormwater: Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans and Best Management Practices

This four-hour course includes three parts. Part 1 discusses the Storm Water Pollution Prevention (SWPP) Plan requirements for industrial facilities covered under the stormwater Multi Sector General Permit (MSGP). Part 2 discusses candidate Best Management Practices (BMPs) identified as applicable for stormwater programs at industrial facilities. These BMPs are specifically required under NPDES permits for stormwater discharges, as one part of the SWPP Plan. Part 3 includes several references ...
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Contaminated Site Remediation Strategies Part I - Evaluation of Site Characteristics

This four-hour course, "Evaluation of Site Characteristics," is one of a series of courses prepared by the author on "Contaminated Site Remediation Strategies." The course series are designed to provide fundamental and practical approaches to the selection and design of remedial action and closure alternatives for contaminated sites. This course describes pertinent site characteristics and their relevance in selecting contaminated site closure options and remediation processes. The course is p...
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Design and Permitting of Small Public Water Supplies in Florida (Chapters 64E-8, 62-550 and 62-555 FAC)

Students of this six-hour course will benefit by becoming familiar with the Regulations of the Florida Administrative Code governing design and permitting of public water supplies and the resources available on the internet. This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
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Pavement Design

This online course provides guidance for design of pavements and supporting materials for roads, streets, walks and open storage areas. The contents include procedures for conducting preliminary site reconnaissance, traffic analyses, and criteria for the design of subgrade, subbase, base courses, flexible and rigid pavements. The course materials are based entirely on the Technical Manual TM 5-822-5/AFM 88-7 of Joint Departments of the Army and Air Force USA: Pavement Design for Roads, Street,...
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General Provisions and Geometric Design for Roads

This online course provides general provisions and geometric design criteria for guidance in the design of roads, streets, walks, and open storage areas. The course materials are based entirely on the Technical Manual TM 5-822-2/AFM 88-7 of Joint Departments of the Army and Air Force USA: General Provisions and Geometric Design for Roads, Streets, Walks, and Open Storage Areas. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course mate...
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Water Supply: Water Distribution

This online course provides criteria for design and construction of potable water distribution systems. The contents cover pressure regulation alternatives, distribution mains, distribution systems pressures, service connections, distribution system equipment, distribution system design. The course materials are based entirely on the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC 3-230-10A) of the U.S. Department of Defense: Water Supply, Water Distribution. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at th...
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Water Supply: Water Storage

This online course provides design criteria for water storage requirements. The contents include a typical design analysis for tanks and reservoirs, and provide guidance on the procedures to be followed in selecting sites for such storage works. The course materials are based entirely on the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC 3-230-09A) of the U.S. Department of Defense: Water Supply, Water Storage. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understa...
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Water Supply: Water Treatment

This online course presents information on water quality standards and design criteria for water treatment processes. The contents cover criteria to be followed in determining the necessity for and the extent of treatment, and procedures applicable to the planning of water treatment projects. The course materials are based entirely on the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC 3-230-08A) of the U.S. Department of Defense: Water Supply, Water Treatment. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at ...
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Water Supply: Sources and General Considerations

This online course provides guidance for selecting water sources and for developing suitable sources of supply from ground or surface sources. The contents cover water requirements, ground water and surface water supplies, water intake and pumping facilities, and water system design procedures. The course materials are based entirely on the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC 3-230-07A) of the U.S. Department of Defense - Water Supply: Sources And General Considerations. This course includes a mu...
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Engineering Use of Geotextiles

This online course describes various geotextiles, test methods for evaluating their properties, and recommended design and installation procedures. The contents cover physical properties, functions, design methods, design details and construction procedures for geotextiles as used in pavements, railroad beds, retaining wall earth embankment, rip-rap, concrete revetment, and drain construction. The course materials are based entirely on the DOD Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 3-220-08FA: Engi...
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An Introduction to Environmental Regulations for Manufacturers and Industry

This three-hour course introduces the environmental regulatory system in the United States. It presents an introduction to the major federal environmental rules affecting manufacturers and industry. This course is organized to present these rules as follows: General requirements for chemical and materials management Air quality and emissions control regulatory program Water programs, including drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater Solid and hazardous waste regulatory program This co...
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Principles of Water Conservation and Reuse

This two-hour course discusses the principles of water conservation and water reuse. Water is vital to sustain life and economic growth. It is an increasingly scarce resource which requires careful management of all competing uses. This course will increase your awareness of the concepts of conservation and reuse, mainly focused on commercial and manufacturing facilities. Techniques for critically evaluating water use are described and some ideas on how to successfully implement saving program...
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Stormwater: The No Exposure Exemption for Industrial Activity

This two-hour course discusses the No Exposure Exemption for stormwater permits that becomes applicable March 23, 2003. The requirement that an industrial facility must have "no discharge of pollutants in stormwater from industrial activities" is defined. The conditions that meet "No Exposure" are described. This information will be useful for any manufacturing facility that is considering or currently has claimed this exemption. This information also will enable the student to better understa...
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Bearing Capacity of Soils

This course provides guidance for calculation of the bearing capacity of soil under shallow and deep foundations supporting various types of structures and embankments based on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Design Manual on Bearing Capacity of Soils. This manual presents estimates of obtaining the bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundations for certain soil and foundation conditions using well-established, approximate solutions of bearing capacity. Principles for evaluating bearing ca...
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Design of Pile Foundations

This course provides engineers and contractors with design guidance and criteria for design of pile foundations based on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Design Manual on Design of Pile Foundations. This manual provides information, foundation exploration and testing procedures, load test methods, analysis techniques, allowable criteria, design procedures, and construction consideration for the selection, design, and installation of pile foundations. The guidance is based on the present state...
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Design of Sheet Pile Walls

This course provides guidance for the safe design and economical construction of sheet pile retaining and flood walls based on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Design Manual on Design of Sheet Pile Walls. This manual provides information on foundation exploration and testing procedures, analysis techniques, allowable criteria, design procedures, and construction consideration for the selection, design, and installation of sheet pile walls. The guidance is based on the present state of the tec...
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Retaining and Flood Walls

This course provides engineers and contractors with guidance for the safe design and economical construction of retaining and flood walls based on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Design Manual on Retaining and Flood Walls. This manual is intended primarily for retaining walls which will be subjected to hydraulic loadings such as flowing water, submergence, wave action, and spray, exposure to chemically contaminated atmosphere, and/or severe climatic conditions. Retaining walls are defined as...
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Site Planning and Design

Site planning is the art of evaluating a site, determining an appropriate program of activity and organizing that activity on the site. Site design is the art of arranging facilities on the site in support of the desired activity. This course describes the site planning and design process used to develop a project which fulfills facility requirements and creates the optimal relationship with the natural site, and provides general site design guidelines and criteria for design of on-site vehicu...
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Recreation Planning and Design Criteria

This online course provides guidance to the planning and design of recreation areas, sites, and facilities. Basic design considerations for major components of recreation areas are presented. The objective of this course is intended to produce safe, efficient, cost effective recreation facilities that are accessible and enjoyable to all. The course materials are based entirely on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-1-400: Recreation Planning and Design Criteria (1987 e...
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Painting: New Construction And Maintenance

This course provides painting guidance to engineering, operations, maintenance, and construction personnel and other individuals responsible for the protection of structures based on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineer Manual on Painting - New Construction And Maintenance. It gives broad-base instructions on corrosion and corrosion protection using protective coating and state-of-the-art procedures that can be employed on Corps and other civil projects, which can aid in attaining better...
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Architectural Design: Fire Stations

This course will introduce you to the principles of architectural planning and design. Because architectural design is largely a subjective process, the “casebook” approach is used to illustrate it. In this instance, the architectural design of fire stations is the “case” to be discussed. You will learn about space allocation criteria, core functional areas, site evaluation and location, general design guidelines, site design, and building design criteria. You will learn criteria for s...
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How To Become Registered as an Architectural Engineer

Engineers who have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) registration examination (formerly called the Engineer-in-Training….EIT exam) or both the FE and the Principles and Practices of Engineering (PE) registration examination in another discipline (such as civil, structural, mechanical or electrical engineering) and who have experience in the design of buildings and related infrastructure should consider becoming registered as an Architectural Engineer (AE). For those engineers who h...
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Basics of Passive Solar Heating

The principles of passive solar heating, such as basic types of systems, their description, and the components making up any passive system are presented in this course. Sources of data for heating requirements and available solar radiation throughout the U.S are identified and discussed along with a method for estimating the rate of heat loss from a home. The use of these three inputs in a method for estimating performance of a passive heating system of specified size at a specified location ...
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Architectural Design

This course will introduce you to the principles of architectural planning and design. Because architectural design is largely a subjective process, the "casebook" approach is used to illustrate it. In this instance, the architectural design of libraries is the "case" to be discussed. You will learn about space allocation criteria, core functional areas, site evaluation and location, handicapped accessibility issues, sustainable design considerations, general design guidelines, site desig...
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Fall Protection in Construction

In Fall Protection in Construction, you'll learn ... What employers must do to provide fall protection for employees Requirements for controlled access zones Criteria and practices for various fall protection systems Training requirements for employees exposed to fall hazards Overview Course Preview View a portion of this course before purchasing it. PDHengineer Course Preview C-2032 Credit: 2 PDH Length: 16 pages Falls are the leading cause of worker fatalities in the construct...
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Excavation Hazards

In Excavation Hazards, you'll learn ... Important safety factors to consider when preplanning excavation work Methods for identifying and evaluating various soil types How to design, install, and remove protective systems to prevent cave-ins and related hazards Guidelines for conducting site inspections and assessments Overview Course Preview View a portion of this course before purchasing it. PDHengineer Course Preview C-2001 Credit: 2 PDH Length: 28 pages Excavation and trench...
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Evaluation of Urban Soils for Green Infrastructure or Urban Agriculture

In Evaluation of Urban Soils for Green Infrastructure or Urban Agriculture, you'll learn ... The definition and benefits of green infrastructure What it means to recondition urban soils and why it is an important step in the revitalization of urban neighborhoods Typical characteristics of urban soils Recommendations for how urban soils can be rehabilitated or reconditioned to support green infrastructure or urban agriculture Overview Course Preview View a portion of this course bef...
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Estimating Stormwater Runoff

In Estimating Stormwater Runoff, you'll learn ... How to use three different methods to determine peak stormwater discharge How to use an I-D-F chart How to determine the time of concentration from How to determine the CN number based on soil type, cover and land use Overview Course Preview View a portion of this course before purchasing it. PDHengineer Course Preview C-3032 Credit: 3 PDH Length: 16 pages This course is for Civil engineers, who might be interested or involved in...
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Engineering Ethics: Trench Boxes and the Construction Site

In Engineering Ethics: Trench Boxes and the Construction Site, you'll learn ... The dangers of excavation work and the methods used to prevent trench collapses Why the engineer's legal and moral responsibilities don't necessarily end when design deliverables are issued The ethical considerations of social responsibility versus legal liability Overview Course Preview View a portion of this course before purchasing it. PDHengineer Course Preview ET-1003 Credit: 1 PDH Length: 14 page...
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Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers (WEBINAR)

In Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers, you'll learn ... Fundamental principles of electricity Important safety codes and standards for working with electrical equipment How to read electrical drawings and documentation How to interpret electrical power bills and reduce energy costs Overview A PDHengineer webinar is just like being there. Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers In this discussion-based webinar, participants will ...
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Effect of Reduced Concrete Strength on Bending and Cracking of Reinforced Concrete Beams

In Effect of Reduced Concrete Strength on Bending and Cracking of Reinforced Concrete Beams, you'll learn ... Effect of reduced strength on beam behavior Design of reinforced concrete in bending Cracking behavior and response in reinforced concrete beams Crack width estimation Overview Course Preview View a portion of this course before purchasing it. PDHengineer Course Preview S-3002 Credit: 3 PDH Length: 16 pages This course presents a real design and evaluation of beams that ...
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Drainage Design: Truly Understand What 'Year Event' Really Means

In Drainage Design: Truly Understand What 'Year Event' Really Means, you'll learn ... Definitions of the terms Probability, Year Event, Service Level, and Expected Occurrence Relationships between the four terms Methods for calculating Probability, Year Event, Service Level, and Expected Occurrence The positive and negative perceptions associated with each term by the non-technical public Overview Course Preview View a portion of this course before purchasing it. PDHengineer Course...
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Determination of Site-Specific Loads for Residential Buildings in Coastal Areas

In Determination of Site-Specific Loads for Residential Buildings in Coastal Areas, you'll learn ... Guidance on determining dead loads, live loads and snow loads How to calculate flood loads, including hydrostatic, breaking wave hydrodynamic and debris impact Procedures for determining wind loads Basic steps in the seismic load determination procedure How ASCE 7-05 addresses load combinations caused by concurrent natural hazards (such as flooding and high winds during a hurricane) Ove...
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Design of Residential Buildings in High Wind Coastal Areas

In Design of Residential Buildings in High Wind Coastal Areas, you'll learn ... The three most common primary failure modes for buildings The four primary structural building systems used in residential construction and their relative merits How to apply a load path through a building to the foundation, based on site-specific design loads How to calculate loads and stresses at connections and components along the load path Overview Course Preview View a portion of this course befor...
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Design of Reinforced Concrete Beams per ACI 318-05

In Design of Reinforced Concrete Beams per ACI 318-05, you'll learn ... How to design rectangular singularly reinforced concrete beams, Terms related to concrete beams: Steel ratio, Strength reduction factor, Load factors and combinations of loads, Cover, Spacing, Shear reinforcement, Development length Be familiar with other types of beams: Rectangular doubly reinforced concrete beams, T-beams, Deep beams, Pre-stressed concrete beams Know how to use the design aids included in the cours...
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Design of Heavy Duty Concrete Floor Slabs on Grade

In Design of Heavy Duty Concrete Floor Slabs on Grade, you'll learn ... The steps required to design a heavy duty concrete floor slab How to determine floor slab requirements for wall loads, stationary wall loads and moving loads How to investigate the subgrade and environmental conditions relevant to the design Overview Course Preview View a portion of this course before purchasing it. PDHengineer Course Preview C-3024 Credit: 3 PDH Length: 60 pages Concrete floor slabs on grade...
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Design of Conduits, Culverts and Pipes

In Design of Conduits, Culverts and Pipes, you'll learn ... Guidance on the design and con­struction of conduits, culverts, and pipes How to account for various loadings on culverts, including trench/embankment earth loadings, high­way loadings, surface concentrated loadings, and internal/external fluid pressures Design considerations for cast-in-place conduits for dams and the use of reinforced concrete pipe, corrugated metal pipe, plastic pipe, ductile iron pipe, and steel pipe for ot...
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Debris Control for Culverts and Bridges

In Debris Control for Culverts and Bridges, you'll learn ... Various types of debris and the problems associated with debris accumulation at culvert and bridge structures How to estimate the volume and maximum size of floating debris upstream of a bridge site and the potential for the debris to accumulate on a bridge structure Types of debris countermeasures available for culvert and bridge structures Criteria for selection of debris countermeasures, as well as design guidelines for stru...
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Culvert Design

In Culvert Design, you'll learn ... Terms related to culvert design Identify the types of flow in a culvert based on inlet or outlet control Design culverts from given design conditions Design rip rap Overview Course Preview View a portion of this course before purchasing it. PDHengineer Course Preview C-2019 Credit: 2 PDH Length: 19 pages This course presents terms related to culvert design. Based on certain design conditions, we will design a couple of culverts. We will design...
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Countermeasures for Bridge Scour and Stream Instability: Design Guidelines

In Countermeasures for Bridge Scour and Stream Instability: Design Guidelines, you'll learn ... Methods to counteract the actions of humans and nature which contribute to the instability of alluvial streams Countermeasures installed in or near the stream to protect highways and bridges by stabilizing a local reach of the stream Measures which can be incorporated into the highway design to ensure the structural integrity of the highway in an unstable stream environment Countermeasures tha...
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