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Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

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Works: 4,030 works in 5,564 publications in 1 language and 53,043 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Surveys 
Roles: Originator, Monitor, Funder
Classifications: TD194.6, 363.6
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Environmental impact analysis : emerging issues in planning by Conference on Environmental Impact Analysis( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Army roof management and improvement opportunities by David M Bailey( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The amount of operations and maintenance (O&M) funding spent to repair and replace roofs makes up a significant percentage of the Army's overall maintenance and repair budget - about $200 million annually. Systemic, integrated solutions offer the Army a great opportunity to save millions of dollars annually in repair and replacement costs, and to avoid incidental costs incurred due to interrupted building occupancy, water damage to interior furnishings, etc. This report discusses current Army business practices for roof management, investigates technology needs, and identifies opportunities for evolving Army roof maintenance activities into a comprehensive roofing asset management program that will address gaps in current practices
Piezoelectric patch sensors for structural integrity monitoring of composite-upgraded masonry and concrete structures( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An acoustical impedance-based structural integrity monitoring technique employing piezoelectric (PE) patch sensor/actuators was used to detect real-time damage introduced to composite-upgraded wall test specimens. Concrete and brick masonry wall sections externally upgraded with fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials were subjected to various stresses in a load test machine. During the tests, the wall sections were periodically interrogated via the PE sensor/actuators and electrical impedance measurements were made at various frequencies. When damage was present, the impedance vs frequency signature changed. Furthermore, there was a marked difference between the signature pattern for loading and for debonding of the composite upgrade or cracking of the concrete/masonry substrate. This report includes details on the development of the impedance-based technique and documents a demonstration of the technology on a composite-upgraded pier at Norfolk, VA
Vegetation map accuracy assessment : Fort Benning, Georgia( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1993 the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) became involved in the United States Geological Survey, Division of Biological Resources/National Park Service (USGS/NPS) National Vegetation Mapping Program by serving as an interagency peer reviewer. This initial involvement led to discussions on vegetation mapping alternatives for military lands and a completed vegetation map for Fort Benning, GA. To validate the vegetation map and help managers realize its potential use as a natural resources and military training management tool, an accuracy assessment was conducted. Armed with a field key to the plant communities on the Fort Benning map and a project sampling design, intensive fieldwork was conducted to collect the data required to assess the vegetation map's accuracy. Field data was analyzed and an error analysis of the map was completed. This report includes lessons learned and recommendations for future vegetation mapping and accuracy assessment projects
Protocol for the preparation of installation pretreatment programs by G. L Gerdes( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Streamlined Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) : tutorial application (RCM.ppt/R6.exe) by Alan Chalifoux( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report provides an outline of a tutorial and application designed to educate facility managers about efficient building maintenance using Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM). The tutorial evaluates the advantages and disadvantages of four maintenance methods to help maintenance managers evaluate their current equipment maintenance methods. The cost benefits of implementing a different type of RCM based on the cost of maintenance could be significant. RCM can prevent "over maintaining" by saving mechanical labor time as well as maintenance dollars
Acceptance testing procedures for heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems by Dahtzen Chu( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Properly operating heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems are essential for Army facilities. Operating efficiently, they conserve energy and provide a comfortable, healthy work environment. Current design and construction practices should be capable of producing functional HVAC systems, but there are no assurances of this. Acceptance testing ensures that U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) field offices and installation Directorates of Public Works (DPWs) are receiving properly operating HVAC systems. The objective of this work was to develop simple, accurate procedures for USACE District, Area, and Resident Office construction and engineering personnel, and DPW engineering and operations and maintenance personnel to ensure that a new facility's HVAC system is operating properly and to correct faulty existing HVAC systems. This report contains discussions on and procedures for variable air volume systems, package boilers, chillers, exhaust systems, and hydronic systems
Legacy Resource Management Program : report to Congress by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venturi/Vortex scrubber technology for controlling/recycling chromium electroplating emissions by K. James Hay( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chromium electroplating is an essential DOD process. Chromium has a combination of qualities that are very difficult to substitute, however, the process itself is inefficient, resulting in the production of byproduct gases that rise and create a mist of chromic acid (strongly regulated as an air pollutant) above the plating tank. Venturi/Vortex Scrubber Technology (VVST) was designed to control chromium electroplating emissions by collecting the gas bubbles before they burst at the solution's surface. This project demonstrated the Venturi/Vortex Scrubber Technology at the Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) in Albany, GA. This study concluded that the PLRS was able to reduce the flow rate of the current conventional ventilation system at the one tank chromium electroplating facility at MCLB Albany by 63 percent. If new ventilation and control equipment were to be installed at MCLB Albany, this system would offer a 25 percent reduction in capital costs and a 48 percent reduction in annual costs, representing 36 percent in life-cycle cost savings. This study also presented a strong case for the use of Spark-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for monitoring real-time chromium emissions above a chromium electroplating tank
Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) guide : operating a more effective maintenance program by Alan Chalifoux( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This manual outlines a comprehensive method of organizing an efficient maintenance program by applying the concepts of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM). RCM combines professional intuition and a rigorous statistical approach, and recognizes that different maintenance strategies apply to different facility equipment: run-to failure, preventive, predictive, and proactive maintenance. The RCM approach applies these differing maintenance strategies in an optimal mix, to ensure that facility equipment is maintained sufficient to accomplish the facility mission without wasting maintenance labor. This guide is meant to help maintenance supervisors, managers, and technicians organize and operate an efficient and effective maintenance program in an environment of maintenance budget cutbacks
Reducing air pollutant emissions from solvent multi-base propellant production by Michael R Kemme( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Radford Army Ammunition Plant, Virginia, is the multi-base propellant manufacturing facility for the Department of Defense (DoD). Solvent multi-base propellant production, however, emits large quantities of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These VOC emissions are regulated under title I of the Clean Air Act as precursors of tropospheric ozone. The pollutant stream also contains low concentrations of nitroglycerine (NG). The NG content prohibits the use of traditional air pollution control technologies because of safety concerns. This report summarizes the research of CERL and others into alternative air pollution control technologies. Bench-scale tests of sulfuric acid scrubbing, sorptive slurry biodegradation, and ultraviolet (UV) photocatalytic oxidation were conducted. The results of the UV photocatalytic oxidation tests showed the most promise based on safety, economic, and operational considerations and the remaining research effort focused on this technology. UV photocatalytic oxidation was tested on a larger scale to determine its effectiveness. This report describes the results of the larger scale testing and presents a demonstration protocol that can be applied to future full-scale work
Potable water pipe inspection at Westover Air Reserve Base, Chicopee, MA by Orange S Marshall( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An asphaltic sealed, concrete-lined, iron water distribution system was installed at Westover ARB in 1997. Although the city water provided to the system is of good quality, various measures of water quality in the local system indicate that one or more serious problems exist in the Base's water-pipe system. This study conducted a video inspection of the pipe system, analyzed the inspection videotapes, and estimated the percentage of coating losses and cleanliness inside the various sections of water main pipe. The study concluded that the water quality problems were likely due to poor materials and workmanship during system installation, and recommended specific changes in chemical water treatment
Risks of year 2000 embedded chip problem to U.S. Army installation heating and cooling plants( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some computer systems may not correctly recognize dates after 31 December 1999. While much work has been done to prevent this failure in information systems, the effort to find and correct this problem in control systems using embedded chips has progressed less rapidly. Unless this problem is addressed, embedded systems in heating and cooling plants at U.S. Army installations may experience serious problems at or before the year 2000 calendar turnover. Embedded control systems may fail, reducing the reliability of installation utility plants. This study was conducted to locate and publish information to: (1) help installations identify embedded chip equipment and common manufacturers of control equipment that may fail around the year 2000, (2) provide the status of Y2K compliance for common equipment, and (3) supply Internet links and contact points that will help locate equipment manufacturers
Getting started guide for the Small Arms Range Noise Assessment Model (SARNAM)( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realistic training for soldiers includes firing weapons at small arms ranges on military installations. Noise from these ranges can annoy people living in the surrounding area. In an effort to preserve this critical training, installations having ranges must conduct an evaluation of community noise exposure and develop a plan to minimize annoyance to local residents. The Small Arms Range Noise Assessment Model (SARNAM) is a software program that allows range managers to calculate and display noise level contours and to assess community noise impacts for firing operations at small arms ranges. The program considers the type of weapon and ammunition, the number of rounds fired, the time of day, and range attributes such as range size and barriers. SARNAM is Windows 95/NT software that can be run on desktop computers. This guide contains instructions for the steps needed to create and run a typical case file
Sensitivity analysis of the Army Training and Testing Area Carrying Capacity (ATTACC) model to user-specified starting parameters by Alan B Anderson( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sensitivity analysis is useful in formulation, calibration, and verification of environmental models. Sensitivity analysis of a model's responses to variations in input values can be used to indicate the relative importance of individual input values. Emphasis can then be placed on developing and refining those data that have the greatest influence on the model output The Army Training and Testing Area Carrying Capacity (ATTACC) program is a methodology for estimating training and testing land carrying capacity. The methodology is used to determine land rehabilitation and maintenance costs associated with land-based training and other uses. ATTACC is part of the Army's Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) Program. A sensitivity analysis of the ATTACC model was completed that included all input variables associated with the environmental, training load, and cost analysis components of the model. Tests of the ATTACC model identified the user-supplied parameters to which the model is most sensitive
Assessment of training noise impacts on the red-cockaded woodpecker : preliminary results( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because military noise management has traditionally focused on minimizing human annoyance, loud training activities have often been relocated to sparsely populated areas where wildlife resides. This has led to increased conflicts between training activity and conservation of threatened and endangered species. Increasing importance has been placed on determining how noise affects these species. This report presents preliminary results of a multiyear study to determine the effects of certain kinds of training noise on the endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker (RCW). This research shows that the basic technical approach to data gathering and analysis is appropriate and effective. Preliminary data suggest that measured levels of military training noise did not affect RCW nesting success and productivity. The RCW flushed infrequently and returned to their nests quickly
Development of the pipe loop system for determining effectiveness of corrosion control chemicals in potable water systems by Temkar M Prakash( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Army's 12,000 miles of water lines, internal corrosion slowly destroys a large investment and creates significant problems for Army water treatment plant operators, who try to maintain the water quality at acceptable levels. Corrosion can be slowed using corrosion-inhibiting chemicals, but it is difficult to measure the extent of corrosion and the effectiveness of inhibitors without excavating actual pipes. This study surveyed corrosion-inhibiting water quality control chemicals and methods for monitoring corrosion. With this knowledge, a pine loop system was developed and installed at Fort Bragg, NC and Fort Monroe, VA. It was shown to be effective in gathering data on corrosion rates. After a standard procedure has been established, this loop will allow a water treatment plant operator to monitor with ease the effectiveness of corrosion-inhibiting treatments. Keywords: Corrosion inhibition; Water pipes; Pipe loop system. (KT)
GRASS 4.0 map digitizing : user:s manual, v.digit by Craig A Neidig( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-wheel desiccant dehumidification system : technology for dehumidification and improving indoor air quality( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A review of the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory Program for recycling and reuse of laundry and shower wastewater by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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controlled identityConstruction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.)

C.E.R.L.

CERL

Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

U.S.Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

United States Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

United States Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

United States Army Corps of Engineers U.S.Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

United States Army Corps of Engineers US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

United States Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

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