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  • The Use of Design Automation Software by Government-Contracted Architect/Engineer Firms : a Status Report 

    Golish, L. Michael.; McCunn, Carrie J.; Symonds, Beth A.; Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.) (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.), 1993-09)
    Most Architecture and Engineering (A/E) design firms and Corps of Engineers District offices have found that computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) has a great potential for improving productivity, profitability, ...
  • Procedures for Conducting Installation Compatible Use Zone (ICUZ) Studies 

    Fittipaldi, J. J.; Hottman, Steven D.; Marlatt, Richard M.; Kennedy-Tucker, Inga; Bragdon, Clifford R.; Forrest, Russell (Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.), 1988-08)
    This report provides guidance to help Army installation environmental offices perform Installation Compatible Use Zone (ICUZ) studies. The purpose of the ICUZ Program is to protect the installation mission, as well as the ...
  • Real-Time Imaging for Construction Site Metrology 

    Lawrence, Debbie J.; Kearney, F. (Frank); Ginsberg, Mark; Masters, Larry.; Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.) (Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.), 1988-08)
    Military construction, like the private industry, needs improved methods by which: (1) quality can be assured throughout the construction process, (2) the degree of construction progress can be assessed and documented, and ...
  • Biodiversity Survey Guidelines with Emphasis on Threatened and Endangered Species 

    Price, Clifford Gustav, 1950-; Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.) (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.), 1997-01)
    U.S. Army lands total nearly 12 million acres that must be managed in compliance with Federal and state environmental laws, including the Endangered Species Act. These legal requirements and stewardship objectives are the ...
  • Thermal Comfort Strategies : A Report on Cellulose Insulation 

    Deal, Brian M.; Nemeth, Robert J.; Adams, Marilyn H.; DeBaillie, Lee P.; Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.) (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.), 1996-12)
    The U.S. Army maintains 979 million sq ft of space in 171,647 buildings worldwide. Thermal energy costs approximately $350 million per year, of which an estimated $84 million could be saved with simple building envelope ...
  • Biotechnology to Separate and Treat Metals in Sludge and Wastewater : A Literature Review 

    Kim, Byung J. (Byung Joo); Cha, Daniel K.; Song, June S. (June Sup); Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.) (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.), 1995-09)
    Army industrial sludge may be classified as a hazardous waste when it contains oil and grease, metals, and energetic compounds. It is difficult to treat this hazardous waste according to regulatory requirements at a ...
  • Assessment of Cogeneration Technologies for Use at Department of Defense Installations 

    Binder, Michael J.; Cler, Gerald L.; Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.) (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.), 1996-01)
    Cogeneration is the simultaneous generation of two types of energy, usually electricity and thermal energy, from a single energy source such as natural gas or diesel fuel. Cogeneration systems can be twice (or more) as ...
  • The Potential for Composting Energetic Material Production Wastes 

    Adrian, Neal R.; Stratta, James M.; Donahue, B. A. (Bernard A.); Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.) (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.), 1995-09)
    U.S. Army installations that manufacture munitions generate large quantities of energetic material (EM) and solid waste contaminated with energetic material (energetic material-contaminated waste, or EMCW). Disposal of EM ...
  • The Building Materials Durability Model (BMDM) : A Comparative Model for Service Life Factors Affecting Materials Selection 

    Hjelmstad, Keith D.; Lange, D. A.; Lawrence, Frederick VanBuren, 1938-; Parsons, I. D.; Quattrone, Robert F.; Trovillion, Johnathan C.; Bailey, David M. (David Michael), 1957-; Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.) (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.), 1996-01)
    Construction materials account for a major portion of building costs, affecting the costs of initial construction, continued maintenance, habitability, and eventual demolition of a building. The initial selection of a ...
  • Long-Term Field Test Results for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Roofing 

    Rosenfield, Walter J.; Lechner, James A.; Bailey, David M. (David Michael), 1957-; Foltz, Stuart D.; Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.) (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.), 1995-12)
    The U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USACERL) has recently completed a 10-year field exposure study of the performance of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) roofing membrane materials. Membranes from three ...
  • Halocarbon Refrigerant Detection Methods 

    Tapscott, Robert E.; Sohn, C. W. (Chang W.); Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.) (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.), 1996-01)
    The Montreal Protocol and the U.S. Clean Air Act limit the production of ozone-depleting substances, including many refrigerants. Three options for cost-effectively phasing out these refrigerants from Army installations ...
  • Screening and Costing Models for New Pulverized-Coal Heating Plants : an Integrated Computer-Based Module for the Central Heating Plant Economic Evaluation Program (CHPECON) 

    Sheng, Robert; Kinast, John A.; Biederman, Richard; Blazek, Christopher F.; Lin, Mike C. J.; Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.) (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.), 1995-07)
    Public Law 99-190 requires the Department of Defense (DOD) to increase the use of coal for steam generation, but DOD also has an obligation to use the most economical fuel. In support of the coal conversion effort, the ...
  • Energy Conservation and Air Toxic Compliance Plan for Department of Defense Industrial Facilities 

    Lin, Mike C. J.; Northup, Jearldine I.; Savoie, Martin J.; Lorand, Robert; Smith, Walter P.; Landsburger, Sheldon; Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.) (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.), 1996-01)
    Defense Energy Program Policy Memorandum 91-2, Executive Orders 12759 and 12902, and the Clean Air Act Amendments all impact Department of Defense (DOD) facility operations. Because most of the technologies used by DOD ...
  • Evaluating Gas-Fueled Cooling Technologies for Application at Army Installations 

    Cler, Gerald L.; Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.) (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.), 1995-11)
    Electric consumption at DOD fixed facilities accounts for about one-third of the energy consumed, but about two-thirds of the total fixed facility energy expenditures and 30 to 60 percent of the total electric bill, primarily ...
  • Advanced Central Energy Plant Operations and Maintenance : A Summary of Current Technologies 

    Dilks, Christopher L; Bowman, Lyndell.; Brewer, Michael K.; Moshage, Ralph.; Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.) (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.), 1996-01)
    At Army central energy plants (CEPs), demands on maintenance personnel often grow faster than operation and maintenance (O&M) budgets. CEPs typically employ aging equipment, or are renewed with improved (but increasingly ...
  • Preliminary Investigation of Small Scale Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) Systems 

    Schwartz, J.; Burkhardt, Earle Edmund.; Taylor, William R.; Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.) (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.), 1996-01)
    Most Army installations purchase electricity from local utilities and pay an additional charge for peak demand. If the peak demand can be reduced, installations can realize significant cost savings. This research investigated ...
  • Enhancement of the Central Heating Plant Economic Evaluation Program (CHPECON) 

    Lin, Mike C. J.; Kinast, John; Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.) (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.), 1996-01)
    Fiscal year 1986 Defense Appropriations Act (PL-99-190) Section 8 I I 0 directs the Department of Defense (DOD) to implement the rehabilitation and conversion of central heating plants to coal firing, where a cost benefit ...
  • A Test of Circuit Breakers Under Harmonic Loading Conditions 

    Estrada, Tony; Briggs, Steve J.; Khosla, Naresh; Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.) (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.), 1995-11)
    Harmonic currents in Army installation power systems can cause voltage distortion, overheating of system components, and load disruption. The U.S. Army Center for Public Works also has periodically received reports of ...
  • Review of Department of Defense Industrial Processes and Process Energy 

    Lin, Mike C. J.; Fraser, Malcolm.; Lorand, Robert.; Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.) (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.), 1996-08)
    Defense Energy Program Memorandum (DEPPM) 91-2 and Executive Order 12759 assign energy efficiency goals for Federal facilities for Fiscal Year 2000 (FYOO) as compared to base year FY85. Each Department of Defense (DOD) ...
  • Comparative Evaluation of Ultrafiltration/Microfiltration Membranes for Removal of Nitrocellulose (NC) Fines From Wastewater 

    Kim, Byung J. (Byung Joo); Clark, Mark M.; Lee, Yonghun.; Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.) (Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (U.S.), 1997-07)
    Nitrocellulose (NC) is a basic constituent for military gun propellants. NC wastewater is a byproduct of the NC manufacturing process. Crossflow microfiltration/ultrafiltration (MF/UF) may recover NC fines and allow the ...

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