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Wind Loads, ASCEWater Balance Covers for Waste Containment: Principles and Practice by William H. Albright, Craig H. Benson, and W. Joseph Waugh published by ASCE in 2010. This book was created to provide engineers, designers, and regulators with the basic principles behind selection and design of water balance covers for waste containment. Much of the documents is derived from observations and lessons from the US Environmental Protection Agency's Alternative Cover Assessment Program. The emphasis of this document is on topics related to the hydraulic performance of WB covers. The authors give detailed analysis of the fundamentals of soil physics and design issues, introduce applicable ecological concepts and revegetation practices, and then move on to construction, modeling, and maintenance.William H. Albright is an associate research hydrologist in the Division of Hydrologic Science at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, NV. Craig H. Benson is Wisconsin Distinguished Professor of Geological Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. W. Joseph Waugh is a scientist with the US Department of Energy Environmental Sciences Laboratory.
Wind Loads, ASCEWind Loads: Guide to the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-05 by Kishor C. Mehta, William C. Coulbourne published by ASCE Press. This guide focuses on the wind load provisions of Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, Standard ASCE/SEI 7-05, as they affect the planning, design, and construction of buildings. This edition provides readers with an informatio of the provisions and explane the recommended design procedures. Readers will benefit from the 13 examples and more than 30 frequently asked questions, grouped by topic. Thisimportant account also addresses new provisions introduced in ASCE 7-05. Kishor C. Mehta, Ph.D., P.E., Horn Professor of Civil Engineering, is the founder and former director of Wind Science and Engineering Research Center at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. William L. Coulbourne, P.E., is director of Wind and Flood Hazard Mitigation for the Applied Technology Council, with office located in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. ASCE Press - NeoPopRealism JournalCircles In The Sky: The Life And Times of George Ferris by Richard G. Weingardt, P.E. published by ASCE Press in 2009. This fully illustrated title serves as a case study for the “nature vc nurture” debate that has long permeated the natural and social sciences. The author talks about two forces that shaped George Ferris; he explains Ferris’s accomplishments, including his work as an engineer building bridges and other structures, and his success as a businessman. This book This book is the first full-length biography of George Ferris, civil engineer, a pioneer for his development of structural steel in bridge building, and an inventor. Circles In The Sky contains detailed information about his life, life of the man responsible for designing and building the Ferris Wheel. Also this is the story of one of the nation’s oldest and most fascinating families, the Ferris clan.
Richard G. Weingardt, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, is an author, speaker, and a practicing structural engineer with almost 50 years of experience.


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