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Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S. : 1969-1992)

Works: 4,155 works in 5,710 publications in 1 language and 52,739 library holdings
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Classifications: TH223, 363.6
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Environmental impact analysis : emerging issues in planning by 2Nd, Monticello,1977 Conference on Environmental Impact Analysis( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development of the pipe loop system for determining effectiveness of corrosion control chemicals in potable water systems by Temkar M Prakash( )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 293 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)
Field demonstration of lead-based paint removal and inorganic stabilization technologies [electronic resource] by Inc Environmental Quality Management( )

2 editions published in 2001 in Undetermined and English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

GRASS 4.0 map digitizing : user:s manual, v.digit by Craig A Neidig( )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legacy Resource Management Program : report to Congress by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The engineer module of the Vector-In-Commander (VIC) battle simulation by Carol Subick( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report documents the enhancements made by the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory to the Vector-in-Commander (VIC) battle simulation during the first half of the VIC-EFAM portion of the Engineer Model Improvement Program (EMIP). The engineer module of VIC Version 2.0 has been completely redesigned and coded. This report describes the methodology, data structures, and input data requirements, summarizes routines and events, and presents a calling tree for the engineer module
Army roof management and improvement opportunities by David M Bailey( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 137 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
Proceedings of the Geographical Resource Analysis Support System (GRASS) user group meeting by Geographical Resource Analysis Support System User Group( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 133 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 133 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
Acceptance testing procedures for heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems by Dahtzen Chu( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 132 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
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 131 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
Protocol for the preparation of installation pretreatment programs( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The regulations and compliance expertise (RACE) knowledge-base system : description and user guide( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Army regulation 200-1 and Air Force regulation 19-1 require the respective military installations to institute environmental protection programs directed toward all environmental media. The objective of this effort was to create a knowledge-based communication medium for compliance assessors to obtain information, policy, interpretations, and advice from military lawyers and other bulletin board users with environmental compliance expertise. This system allows rapid dissemination of compliance information and self-contained updating. The RACE program is a knowledge-based system designed to provide: 1) a vehicle for communication among personnel dealing with compliance assessment; 2) a data base for user contributions and updates; and 3) a variety of information services that can be continuously expanded. The system allows self-contained updating, systematic analysis of alternatives, and selection of optimal technologies. Example sessions contained in this report illustrate the use of various keyboard commands. RACE is available as a prototype system in the Environmental Technical Information System (ETIS), which can be accessed by almost any computer or terminal attached to a modem and phone line. (edc)
Methods for field studies of the effects of military smokes, obscurants, and riot-control agents on threatened and endangered species by Sae-Im Nam( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication contains the appendices for Methods for Field Studies of the Effects of Military Smokes, Obscurants, and Riot-control Agents on Threatened and Endangered Species, Volume 4: Chemical Analytical Methods. The main text for Volume 4 examines chemical analytical methods for isolating and detecting the components of smokes, obscurants, and riot-control agents from environmental media (both abiotic and biotic). These unattached Appendices contain the recommended analytical methods, both standard and nonstandard. The Appendices also include methods for sample collection, transport, storage, and preparation. Volume 1 of this series will be an overview of the entire study and will include information on applicable regulations. Volume 2 (USACERL Technical Report 971140, September 1997) reviews methods for assessing ecological risks. Volume 3 will discuss strategies for developing a statistically sound approach to assessing the effects of military smokes, obscurants, and riot-control agents
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 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 129 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
Conceptual basis for a hazardous waste component of the Army Environmental Data Management System (AEDMS)( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The increasing awareness of environmental contamination and threats to human health from hazardous waste has prompted Congress to pass comprehensive legislation that calls for rigorous management of hazardous waste activities. To assist the Army in complying with the reporting requirements of numerous regulations, the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (USA-CERL) compiled and analyzed the Federal, State, Department of Defense, and Army hazardous waste regulations. This analysis defined the hazardous waste data already available to Army environmental personnel. The analysis also defined the additional information needed to improve the Army hazardous waste management programs. The results were then used to develop the concept for a hazardous waste component for the Army Environmental Data Management System (AEDMS). Keywords: Hazmin; AEDMS; Hazardous materials; Waste management; Data management. (KT)
Economic analysis : description and methods by R. D Neathammer( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic analysis (EA) is a key part of the resource allocation process for Military Construction (MILCON) and Commercially Financed Facilities (CFF) projects. Results of an EA provide valuable input in deciding which projects to fund for the most cost-effective use of tax dollars. This report provides Army installations with guidance for performing accurate EAs and reporting results properly. This information clarifies the Army policy on EA set by Army Regulation (AR) 11-28 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-104. This report supersedes Technical Report P-151, Economic Analysis: Description and Methods (U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, 1983). The current report updates the previous information and addresses the role of ECONOPACK in performing EAs. ECONPACK is a computer program that automates much of the EA process. It is available on the Programming, Administration, and Execution (PAX) system and in a personal computer version. (sdw)
Assessment of training noise impacts on the red-cockaded woodpecker : preliminary results( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is submitted as partial fulfillment of the terms of SERDP funded project CS-1083. The purpose of this research is to assess the effects of military training noise on the endangered Red-Cockaded Woodpecker (RCW) and to develop assessment methodology. The results of this research will provide scientific basis for RCW management protocols, and will partially satisfy requirements of a 1996 USFWS biological opinion that requires the Army to assess effects of implementing the 1996 "Management Guidelines for the RCW on Army Installations." Implementing these new guidelines will significantly reduce restrictions on training for military installations on which RCWs are present. During the first year, we observed and documented several hundred training noise events and resulting RCW responses under realistic conditions. We measured both proximate response behavior and nesting success. We also observed RCW behavior and nesting success without noise stimuli, to provide a baseline against which to judge response and impact. Very few overt proximate responses to noise occurred. No significant difference in breeding success was found between disturbed and relatively undisturbed nest sites. It is important to note that the first year data are not of sufficient statistical power to make strong conclusions or to establish reliable noise dose-response relations or thresholds. They are sufficient to confirm that the project technical approach is appropriate
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controlled identityConstruction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.)


C.E.R.L. (Research Laboratory)


CERL (Research Laboratory)

United States Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

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

United States Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

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