land engineering Articles

  • The Basics of Slope Stability Analysis for Geosynthetics

    Slope stability analysis is vital to preventing slope failures in a variety of engineering applications including landfill design, roads, dams and embankments, to name a few. Proper analysis anticipates both natural and manmade slopes and failure of foundations and retaining walls. This blog covers the necessity of slope stability analysis, how to conduct the analysis and the role of ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • Growing confidence in the redevelopment of ‘Brownfield’ land

    Untitled Document Hugh Masters-Williams, a Senior Manager of ENVIRON UK based in Cardiff, explains the process and development benefits. The technical solutions to ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Indiana firm lands wind farm contract

    Energy has selected Bowen Engineering as the balance of plant contractor for the Meadow Lake wind farm in White County, Indiana. This 200 megawatt facility is the first of several wind farms Horizon is developing in Indiana. “Horizon is a leader in wind energy, and our team is pleased to work with such an outstanding firm,” said Bowen Operations Manager Dennis Ward. “Renewable energy, ...


    By Fleetmatics

  • Civil engineering projects

    Location  Slidell, LA Unit  C-3315 and C-4315 Project  Retaining wall The beauty of living in waterfront areas comes with the danger of floods from seasonal hurricanes and tropical storms. It is important, therefore, to build above the designated flood-elevation plain. A product is sometimes needed to elevate a property, by use of mass-gravity retaining walls. At the site ...


    By HESCO Bastion, Inc.

  • Runoff model validation for large–scale afforestation in arid land

    As a countermeasure against global warming, large scale afforestation of arid land which is hardly used for crop cultivation has been receiving attention. By large scale afforestation, atmospheric CO2 will be fixed into plants. In arid land, however, most of the rainwater is lost by runoff and evaporation. Effective use of rainwater is required for afforestation. Thus, we made ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Model forecasts long-term impacts of forest land-use decisions

    The drive to develop crops for use as biofuel, continues to raise questions about additional uses of forest land.  A cutting edge computer model developed at North Carolina State University offers detailed insight to predict the environmental impact – along with understanding forest ecosystem response to global climate change. “We think the model will help policy makers and ...

  • ERCOT steps up capacity to make Texas land of opportunity for PV

    An increase in capacity and potentially of reserve margin in Texas shows that the state which traditionally has relied on fossil fuels and natural gas continues to accommodate and look for solar. The Electric Reliability council of Texas recently announced that they are increasing the capacity value for solar to 100 percent capacity for up to 200 megawatts of installed capacity.  After that, ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Life cycle assessment of fuel production for biomass from dry land afforestation

    Biomass has been focused as a fuel resource because of its huge abundance and carbon–neutral characteristics. Thus, we attempted to use tree biomass as the resource to automotive fuel. From the global warming point of view, the biomass energy production from large–scale plantation is required, however, the land use should not be changed from crop field or forest land. In the present paper, the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New option for stormwater treatment maximizes usable land area for redevelopment

    Untitled Document In June 2002, First Independent Bank of Vancouver, Wash., began construction on its 15,000 square-foot First Investments Plaza office complex. The ...


  • Land-use-based sources of pollutants in urban storm water

     ABSTRACT Urban storm water is recognized as a major source of pollution to many of the nation’s waterways. However, little is known about the mechanisms and processes that influence pollutant loadings from specific land-use types. The goals of this study were (1) to examine event mean concentrations (EMC) and fluxes of TSS, metals, PAHs, and bacteria associated with storm water runoff ...

  • Use of Land over Closed Municipal Solid Waste Landfill

     §330.951. Definitions. Unless otherwise noted, all terms contained in this section are defined by their plain meaning. This section contains definitions that are applicable only to this subchapter and which supersede definitions in §330.2 of this title (relating to Definitions) where those terms appear in this subchapter. As used in this subchapter, words in the singular include the plural ...


  • ESTECH Corporation - engineering solutions and technology

    20 Years of Success and a New Facility On 1 September 2009, ESTECH Corporation (in Japanese, Kabushiki Kaisha ESTECH) Engineering Solutions & Technologies opened the doors of its new testing facility, and at the same time celebrated 20 years since its inception in 1989. Situated less than 20 km from Yokohama and 40 km from the centre of Tokyo, the two storey, 670m2 test facility ...

  • The effect of aircraft engine exhaust gases on the environment

    The sources of air pollution are classified as point, line and surface sources. Motor vehicle pollution is modelled as a line source. Hitherto, studies of air pollution have emphasised surface pollution caused by fossil fuel burning for the purposes of obtaining energy and heating, and motor vehicle pollution studies are usually concentrated on land vehicles. In this study, the effect of aircraft ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Investigation of environmental impact caused by aircraft engines

    The environmental effects of exhaust gas emissions from different types of spark ignitions (SIs) - naturally aspirated and air–cooled from piston–prop aircraft engines - at the landing and take–off (LTO) phase of flight–based operations are investigated in this study. The minimum natural resources effect was determined to be 1.37 MJ surplus energy/LTO in 320 in three cylinder displacement and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Benefits of Tire Recycling in Civil Engineering Projects

    Tire recycling has become a global solution for civil engineering applications...from land, bridges, to roadways, rubber it now being used for a variety of projects.  Learn more about how rubber is becoming a answer for some of the most demanding civil engineering efforts. Some of the types of shreds and tire recycling that engineers require are: Tire shreds have properties that engineers ...


    By ECO Green Equipment

  • Aims, obstacles and potential stakeholders of macro-engineering projects

    Macro-engineering involves the large-scale modification and manipulation of natural systems for the benefit of mankind. Some of the major applications of macro-engineering are power production, land reclamation, food production, climate change, environment, water, transport, coastal protection and the protection against (future) disasters. Several of these applications may come together within ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comparing the capability of distributed and lumped hydrologic models for analyzing the effects of land use change

    Empirically based lumped hydrologic models have an extensive track record of use for various engineering applications. Physically based, multi-dimensional distributed models have also been in development and use for many years. Despite the availability of high resolution data, better computational resources and robust, numerical methods implemented in such models, their usage is still limited, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Air Canada - Landing Gear Shop completes initiative to enhance air quality case study

    Canada's national carrier, Air Canada, based in Montreal asked DiversiTech to find a solution to their dust problem in the landing gear maintenance area. Dust from exotic metals were flying all over the shop and creating an unsafe environment for employees and computer systems. DiversiTech installed articulating capture arms and downdraft tables to capture the dust at the source and ...


    By DiversiTech

  • Can genetic engineering help quench crops’ thirst?

    Researchers around the world are exploring how GMO technology might boost food production under hot, dry conditions. Roger Deal is trying to figure out how plants remember drought. An assistant professor of biochemistry and genetics at Emory University, Deal says most plants have a kind of memory for stress. When experiencing water shortage, for example, plants close ...


    By Ensia

  • Brades Rise, Sandwell case study - Seaton Carew, Hartlepool - Highlighting the importance of historical land use information

    ANGRY homeowners are demanding compensation after experts discovered a wide area of residential land has been poisoned with lead, arsenic and zinc. Ninety-one homes on an estate in Seaton Carew, Hartlepool are affected and owners fear house prices will plummet. Council chiefs are now taking legal action against the former landowners and the company which built the properties in the 1970s, but ...


    By Landmark Information Group

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