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Commissioning & Enhanced Commissioning - USACE/USGBC Processes
 
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Presented by Patricia Donohue. Recorded on 19 February 2013. Due to poor sound quality, you may want to watch the re-recorded session from 28 Februrary 2013, http://youtu.be/XPJIEBYHMUY. Synopsis: Commissioning has emerged as an important aspect in Design and Construction of new buildings. The Corps includes commissioning of HVAC in all its contracts. A renewed focus on commissioning has occurred as a result of US Green Building Council's inclusion in its Green Rating System (LEED) as a best management practice. LEED has included "Fundamental Commissioning" in the Energy subcategory as a prerequisite to achieving LEED certification and has defined additional tasks to achieve "Enhanced Commissioning". "Enhanced Commissioning is challenging because it crosses the Pre-design, Design, Construction and Occupancy phases of the project. The Webinar will define commissioning, its processes, tasks required, and provide comparison of USACE and USGBCs "fundamental" and "enhanced" commissioning. The webinar will conclude with a short introduction to commissioning in ASHRAE's relatively new green rating system (189.1). The ASHRAE standard is the Army preferred standard staring with FY13. Presented by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
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Napa flood control project plans for a dry bypass
 
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District project manager Dave Cook highlights a future plan for the Corps' dry bypass to alleviate flooding near the Oxbow Area of Napa, Calif., June 22, 2011. The new bypass would allow a straighter path downstream for the Napa River during high water events, reducing risk of flooding for residents and businesses. The plan is part of the larger Napa River Project, a joint effort of the Corps, the city of Napa, and the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District to reduce flood risk for the city. More on the project: http://www.spk.usace.army.mil/projects/civil/napa/index.html
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Wolf Creek Dam - Foundation Remediation Project
 
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Wolf Creek Dam is on the Cumberland River in south central Kentucky. It provides hydropower, flood control, water supply, and water quality benefits for the Cumberland River system and surrounding region. The lake is a source of recreation that has attracted more visitors (4.89 million) than Yellowstone National Park (2.87 million). Designed and constructed during the period 1938-1952, the 5,736 foot-long dam has a maximum height of 258 feet above founding level. In late January 2007, the USACE placed the dam under high risk for failure designation and launched a major, and ambitious, remediation program to bring the dam to a full operating condition
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When it Comes to Lightning, Don't Catch the Big One
 
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Pro fisherman Jason Mitchell provides an important lightning safety message to fishermen.
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How to Create Low EMF Design in New Construction
 
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Low EMF Design in New Construction by http://www.emfrf.com/how-to-create-low-emf-in-new-construction/ If you have inquiries about the assessment or design of a low EMF and RF environment in your new building and for all EMF shielding services, please call us at 760-942-9400 today. Planning a detailed budget is necessary when building your new residential or commercial property. EMF and RF shielding should be a key factor when creating your budget to protect this major investment. New construction of a building is always a major financial investment and requires detailed planning. Numerous trades are involved in the new construction process and need to be coordinated properly. This means there are many questions that need to be answered; How is the building supposed to look from the outside? What design and style is followed inside? What appliances are going where? What kind of heating and ventilation system is installed? Very quickly the list can begin to feel endless and overwhelming. Just getting the construction permits can keep one person busy for days. Each trade has its own focus and codes or trade standards to follow. The future building owner is best advised to make all the necessary decisions during the planning phase to help create a low EMF Design in new construction and maintain a healthy indoor environment for their future residential or commercial building. The building materials and interior installations such as floor coverings and built-in cabinetry can have a direct impact on the indoor air quality. The design of the electrical system and placement of appliances and control panels will determine the future levels of EMF fields present in the building in the different areas. Consultation with an experienced EMF/RF professional can make creating a low EMF and RF environment really simple, if no major outdoor sources are present. One just needs to follow a well-designed plan, avoid sources for occupied and sleeping environments and verify that the proper installation of the electrical and communication system is performing to specifications. If outdoor sources are present, an assessment can identify the type and its levels. This can be done by conducting on-site spot measurements, grid patterns over the property lot or long-term monitoring of valuate maximum and average exposure levels. The main outdoor low frequency (let’s call it EMF) sources are power lines, substations and transformers. The main high frequency sources (let’s call it RF) are cellular antennas, radio and TV broad casting and adjacent Wi-Fi sources. For inquiries about the assessment or design of a low EMF and RF environment in your new building and for all emf shielding services, please call us at 760-942-9400 or email us. Contact Us: EMF & RF Solutions 1106 Second Street, Suite 102 Encinitas, CA 92024 760-942-9400 http://www.emfrf.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/EMF-RF-Solutions/141368485946598 https://twitter.com/emfrfsolutions https://www.facebook.com/emfrf
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The Bay Model
 
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The exact replica of the San Francisco Bay and Delta was built between 1957 and 1969. It was used for many decades (until its being decommissioned as a research tool in 2000) to study water flow and hydrologic issues in the bay. The Bay Model is built to to 1:1000 scale horizontally but to 1:100 scale vertically. It operates on a time scale of about 1:100. While the exact bathymetry of the model now differs from reality over much of the bay, the approximation is still good enough to yield useful results. The Bay Model was used for various salinity intrusion, pollution, and hydrology studies overs the course of its research lifespan. The Bay model is free to the public and opened Tuesday through Saturday.
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Quality Assurance Representatives Guide to Building Envelopes
 
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This webinar presentation is to educate QA staff on the importance of the field role in affecting proper QA over the construction of high performance building envelopes across the wide array of feature the envelope can contain. Major topics will include what the purpose of the document is, its use and discuss some of the content. The presenter is Nick Alexander, a Construction Representative out of the US Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District stationed at Fort Carson, CO. Host: Eric Mucklow
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What is a Diversion Channel?
 
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Mike Pniewski, Project Manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District, discusses what a diversion channel is and how it helps to mitigate flood risk.
Temporary Housing: Site Inspection Request Process
 
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This training video focuses on the duties and good habits of a Temporary Housing Site Inspection Request QA Inspector.
Views: 604 RSC USACE
The Water Cycle
 
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The first in a series, CoCoRaHS Presents: The Water Cycle Learn about the water cycle with this fun new video!!!
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This is Huntsville Center
 
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The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville serves the U.S. Forces, their Families and the Nation by providing specialized technical expertise, global engineering solutions and cutting edge innovations through centrally managed programs in support of national interests.
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Mill Creek Levee Maintenance 2015-2016
 
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The Mill Creek Flood Control Project was completed in 1942 and included levees along the improved Mill Creek channel to provide flood protection for the City of Walla Walla. Currently, the Mill Creek Project levees fail to comply with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers vegetation standards used to ensure reliability, resiliency and operability of levee, floodwall, and dam projects nationwide. Non-compliant vegetation on levees blocks visibility for inspections, access for maintenance, hinders flood fighting, and adds uncertainty to structural performance and reliability, which increases risk. The inability to inspect, maintain or flood fight could contribute to a breach or delay emergency response. Over many years, the Corps has been trying to formulate a viable solution to address levee-maintenance issues at Mill Creek that has minimal impact on the aesthetic quality of the popular trails. Because of funding priorities and lack of staffing, we were unable to make much progress in this area. During the time that passed, the vegetation grew out of control and encroached into the levee maintenance zone. In the Corps’ view of things, not knowing if our levees are in good condition and ready to perform during a flood is an unacceptable risk to public safety. It is not an option to continue to allow non-compliant vegetation to potentially put lives at risk. We are developing a plan to ensure our levees are properly maintained to perform as designed – Ensuring our levees meet required safety standards will be a multiple-year effort. The following tasks need to occur as funding becomes available: clear the maintenance zone, remove stumps, repair the levee structure and plant grasses. The plan will include an environmental assessment, with opportunity for the public to comment on the plan, likely during the May-June timeframe. There are a lot of details we don’t yet know, but we will continue to keep the public informed as we move forward to make our levees safer. Please, visit the Mill Creek Levee Maintenance 2015-2016 webpage http://www.nww.usace.army.mil/Missions/Projects/MillCreekLeveeMaintenance.aspx to learn more.
Views: 819 WallaWallaUSACE
Meet Michelle Rhodes, civil engineer
 
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The Portland District has one of the Nation's most comprehensive and diversified civil works programs. The dedicated people of the Portland District provide vital public engineering services to the Pacific Northwest and the Nation during peace and war to strengthen our security, promote a strong economy, and enhance environmental sustainability.
Why is documentation necessary in the development of programs Explain various documenting techniques
 
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Need Answer Sheet of this Question paper Contact us at answersheethelp@gmail.com M: 7019944355 Information Technology Management 1. What is a speech recognition system? Explain its types and give logical reasons for why do currently available speech recognition devices have limited success? 2. What are LCD and DLP projectors? Differentiate them with their working? 3. Why is documentation necessary in the development of programs? Explain various documenting techniques which are useful for programmers and users? 4. Explain in detail about any six popular high-level languages? 5. Why are application software important? In which areas are application software used? Give relevant software names and their use? 6. Explain how memory protection and process allocation is done by an operating system? 7. With the help of a block diagram, explain various network topologies present in the computer networks? 8. What is DBMS and describe its importance in relation to file based systems? Explain various components of DBMS? 9. What do you mean by electronic mail? How does it work on the Internet? 10. What is a multimedia system? Explain all desirable features of a good multimedia system.
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Canvas US Army Corps of Engineers Safety Checklist Building Construction Mobile App
 
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http://www.gocanvas.com/mobile-forms-apps/6207-US-Army-Corps-of-Engineers-Safety-Checklist-Building-Construction The US Army Corps of Engineers: Safety Checklist Building Construction mobile app is an easy to use safety checklist. This comprehensive checklist covers everything from "Do rolling scaffolds have a positive locking device to prevent accidental movement? (22.C.06 (c))?" to "Is PPE equipment available and used?" You can easily customize this safety checklist to meet specific requirements.
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LVIS makes base more secure
 
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(NAT POP TAPING) Work crews finish the last minute details for Joint Base Langley Eustis' Large vehicle Inspection Station, or LVIS for short just prior to its grand opening. The facility gives Airmen the ability to look over vehicles in a covered, secured area away from the general gate activities, making it a little easier and safer to their jobs. "At the LaSalle Gate, my guys were working out on the streets searching vehicles; it was kind of a hasty operation we had over there," said Lt. Col. Scott Foley, commander of the 633rd Security Force Sqaudron Included the new facility is a waiting area in which the drivers can stay while their vehicle is inspected. "As a force protection measure they are not allowed to see the search in progress," Foley said. One of the new features this large vehicle inspection facility offers is the ability for Airmen to go underneath the vehicles, at the LaSalle Gate they literally had to climb on their hands and knees with mirrors," Patrick Bloodgood, reporting The facility also offers Airmen the ability to look at the top of vehicles from raised catwalks. And has climate controlled blast-rated booths in which the security personnel can take cover if somebody attempted to place an explosive device on a vehicle they were inspecting. With the facility located away from the access gates, security personnel say it should help relieve some of the congestion for everyday personnel attempting to get on base. "All that commercial traffic that you see come on to a military installation, delivery trucks, contract vehicles, all that kind of stuff, they'll come through this gate first and get cleared here, so that should alleviate all that traffic that is going through the gate during the morning rush and afternoon rush hour going home," Foley said. For the Corps of Engineers Norfolk District, the $7.2 million facility represents another quality project delivered to a happy customer. "The Air Force is extremely pleased with the facility and they way it looks," said Buff Jackson, a construction representative with the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers For security personnel, the facility means one thing: a safer installation. "It definitely keeps the Joint Base Langley-Eustis population safe and secure on the Langley side of the house so we're excited, it's a great tool," Foley, said. From Joint Base Langley Eustis in Hampton Va. , Patrick Bloodgood
Teng Afghanistan Network (TAN) Demonstration Video
 
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This is a software system we developed for TENG & Associates (Now EXP) and the US Army Corps of Engineers. This video was part of a series of training videos related to TAN, the "Teng Afghanistan Network," which was a multi-tiered software system developed for a large electrical engineering project with the US Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan. This was part of LOGCAP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LOGCAP_IV) and electrical safety inspections mandated by Congress in Afghanistan after reports of electrocutions on military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. This software was developed to facilitate the work of the electricians and engineers performing the inspections, increase their productivity, and ultimately save lives. This video is presented to show some of our work. It's often hard to show the work that we do for reasons of confidentiality, especially on larger projects, but this is something we can make available. If you would like to contact us we can be reached by email at info@digitaltoyfactory.com Teams of electricians and electrical engineers would use this software to perform on-site inspections of power systems on military bases throughout the Afghanistan theater. The software facilitated field data collection/analysis, engineering review, team-based peer review process for engineering QA/QC, data synchronization, and automated reporting. Field teams would use the software to perform their inspections using tablet computers. The software would then synchronize the data to central servers through slow satellite-based internet connections, making it available to all users on the network. This synchronization process allowed hundreds of teams to pool their information and collaborate through the software. Users in satellite offices and state-side in the USA accessed the system through desktop-based computers and laptops. Reporting was also made accessible online through a web site for the military. Electrical inspections were performed primarily to the NEC or British standard, depending on the system. This software system increased productivity by over 500%, allowing work to be done in a fraction of the time compared with a pen/paper and mostly manual reporting system that had been previously used.
Views: 92 DigitalToyFactory
Section 404 of the Clean Water Act
 
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This video is part of the Federal-aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies Web site and resource library: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/federal-aidessentials/essentials.cfm The Federal-aid Essentials Web site contains a resource library of informational videos and related materials. Readily accessible and available when you need an answer, each video addresses a single topic presented in everyday language-condensing the complex regulations and requirements of the Federal-aid Highway Program into easy-to-understand concepts and illustrated examples. This Web site allows you to indicate areas of interest and receive alerts when material that matches your interests becomes available. You also can give feedback that will help FHWA continue to provide useful assistance.
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July 25 2010 Fail  Orange County Public Works NO Sediment Control BMPs Carbon Creek Channel Part 03
 
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July 25 2010 Sediment Control BMPs Carbon Creek Channel related info r http://www.spl.usace.army.mil/resreg/htdocs/CarbonCanyon/CcynExternalDocument.pdf City of Anaheim Carbon Creek Streambed Alteration Sediment Control July 25 2010 work being done by Entity (Orange County Public Works). related info: CALIFORNIA CODES FISH AND GAME CODE SECTION 1600-1616 1602. (a) An entity may not substantially divert or obstruct the natural flow of, or substantially change or use any material from the bed, channel, or bank of, any river, stream, or lake, or deposit or dispose of debris, waste, or other material containing crumbled, flaked, or ground pavement where it may pass into any river, stream, or lake DF-1 DRAINAGE FACILITY OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE As a consequence of its function, the stormwater conveyance system collects and transports urban runoff and storm water that may contain certain pollutants. Consequently these pollutants may accumulate in the system and must be removed periodically. In addition, the systems must also be maintained to function properly hydraulically to avoid flooding. Maintaining the system may involve the following activities: 1. Inspection and Cleaning of Stormwater Conveyance Structures 2. Controlling Illicit Connections and Discharges 3. Controlling Illegal Dumping This list of Model Maintenance Procedures can be utilized as an inspection checklist to determine where better compliance with Designated Minimum Best Management Practices (notated with checkmarks and capital letters) is needed, and to recommend Additional Best Management Practices (notated with bullet points and lower case letters) that may be applicable under certain circumstances, especially where there are certain Pollutant Constituents of Concern. BMPs applicable to certain constituents are notated as: Bacteria (BACT) Sediment (SED) Nutrients (NUT) Oil and Grease (O&G) Pesticides (PEST) OtherToxic Compounds (TOX) Trash (TRASH) Hydrological Impacts (HYD) Any/All or General (ANY) Program/Facility Being Inspected: Date: Inspector Name: When completed, the checklist should be attached to the General Inspection Form Cover Sheet and copies should be provided to the Supervisor of the Facility/Program being inspected. MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES: 1. Inspection and Cleaning of Drainage Facilities Unsatisfactory OK ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? General Guidelines T 1A. Annually inspect and clean drainage structures as needed. T 1B. Maintain appropriate records of cleaning and inspections. T 1C. Properly dispose of removed materials at a landfill or recycling facility. T 1D. Conduct intermittent supplemental visual inspections during the wet season to determine if there are problem inlets where sediment/trash or other pollutants accumulate, and provide for additional cleanouts as appropriate. T 1E. Prevent or clean up any discharges that may occur during the course of maintenance and cleaning procedures. T 1F. Verify that appropriate employees or subcontractors are trained in proper conductance of maintenance activities, including record keeping and disposal. T 1G. Annually inspect and clean v-ditches as needed, prior to the wet season. On shrub-covered slopes, vegetative debris may be placed on the downhill side of the ditch.
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Warriors Corner #18: USACE Readiness Support Center
 
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Presenters for the event are MG Michael Wehr, Deputy Chief of Engineers, USACE and Kent Simon, USACE Readiness Support Center Director. How can USACE develop and maintain readiness to support two major hurricane response/recovery efforts simultaneously and to a high standard? By demanding and realistic emergency response readiness training based on training and exercise development, disaster modeling and simulation, command and control software, deployable tactical operations support equipment, and national emergency management communications equipment--the USACE Readiness Support Center.
WOLF CREEK DAM, KY
 
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USACE REPAIRS WOLF CREEK DAM. IMPRESSIVE COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM IN PLACE.
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Army engineers designing moon base 1963
 
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(LIVE ON) The new Chairman of the Virginia Section of the American Water works Association is Harry N. Lowe Jr. In private life he is a civilian engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers at Fort Belvoir. In speaking with Lowe, Channel Ten news found a little know fact.....that the Corps of Engineers has been extensively involved in support of this Countrys Space Program. (ROLL FILM) Lowes group is involved in designing living quarters, building equipment and environmental equipment for the moon: (TAKE FILM SOUND UP End Cue: "____".illegible/ (LIVE ON) Lowe says at Fillegible/. Belvoir projects can be found in water conservation, flood control, equipment design and Space support....all withing a relatively small area.....an indicatiillegible/ of the large number of tasks assigned to the Corps of Engineerillegible/ (LIVE ON)
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Protection of Coastal Ecosystems and Marine Resource Management: Dr Kathryn McMahon, ECU
 
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Dr Kathryn McMahon, Research Fellow in the School of Natural Sciences at Edith Cowan University (ECU), presents on ECU's Collaborative Research Networks (CRN) sub-project focusing on the Protection of Coastal Ecosystems and Marine Resource Management. This project involves ECU's Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research (CMER). Dr McMahon beings the presentation with a overview of the importance of protecting coastal ecosystems and improving our understanding of coastal ecosystems for management. Marine ecosystems have some of the most important ecosystems services to humankind, they: - protect our coastlists - provide food and habitat for humans and other organisms - cycle nutrients and control pollutions Dr McMahon describes a study undertaken 10 years ago that attempted to assess the monetary value of these intrinsic ecosystem services. The study found coastal ecosystems contributed $11 Trillion USD per year through the natural processes they provide - this figure was equivalent to the estimates for all the terrestrial ecosystems and, at the time, was just slightly less than the global Gross National Product (GNP). From this, Dr McMahon explains it is clear natural services provided by coastal ecosystems are really important, and they also benefit health and wellbeing of humans. However, globally these coastal ecosystems are degraded, with the rate they are being degraded increasing. One of the main reason for the degradation is that most humans live on the coastline. In Australia ~85% of the population live on the coastline. Additionally all our activities affect the coastline, causing issues like: - loss of habitats - over extraction of fisheries - nutrient enrichment and algal blooms To manage coastal ecosystems effectively, Dr McMahon suggests it is important to understand what they comprise and what natural services they provide. For example, an understanding of species and habitats that are significant to a coastal ecosystem, their physical location within the ecosystem, how they vary over time and how they interact are crucial to designing a marine park in the area and deciding where different protection areas will be located. This understanding is important, given key environmental factors will influence dynamics within those ecosystems. This ECU-led CRN sub-project will focus on how habitats are connected, using a variety of approaches to investigate this. The sub-project plans to: - explore how energy moves from one habitat to another - use genetic techniques to assess the connectivity of populations - looking at the role of wave energy, how it structures systems and influences connectivity ECU is partnered with the University of Western Australia for this CRN project. The Collaborative Research Networks (CRN) program is part of a suite of initiatives established by the Australian Government to reform higher education teaching, learning, research and research training. The focus of the program is on quality and excellence, collaboration, sustainability, and end-user engagement; leading to a more productive and effective university system. The CRN led by Edith Cowan University (ECU), focuses on growing research excellence at Edith Cowan University through partnership and engagement. For more information about the Collaborative Research Networks (CRN) at ECU: http://www.research.ecu.edu.au/ori/crn/ There are scholarships available for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students to undertake postgraduate research in CRN project areas, for more information: http://www.ecu.edu.au/scholarships/scholarships-by-pathways/higher-degree-by-research/details/collaborative-research-networks-crn-program
IAQS USGBC LEED and Indoor Air Quality JPL 11 24 2013 #IAQS #IAQ
 
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USGBC LEED v3, A look at the now LEED requirements and their impact on the indoor environment. Improved Indoor Air Quality should be a common goal for all Green Buildings. John P. Lapotaire, CIEC Indoor Air Quality Solutions, IAQS www.FloridaIAQ.com
3D PRINTED Gun is now a Reality - First Fully FUNCTIONAL 3D Printed Gun is Made!
 
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~Unslave Humanity Tactical Media: http://whynotnews.eu/?p=2143 ~this video is [FAIR USE] under © COPYRIGHT LAW it is: 1 noncommercial 2 trans-formative in nature 3 not competitive with the original work 4 not effecting its market negatively FAIR USE NOTICE: This video contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding issues, etc. It was mere months ago that people began seriously pondering the prospect of a gun that could be created solely using a 3D printer. Late July 2012, an Austin, TX based group called Defense Distributed announced plans to begin research and development into such a weapon, to be known as the "Wiki Weapon" due to its tremendous online availability. Their vision was not only to create an online repository for different printable gun part files, but to make readily available all the gun part files required to print and assemble a personal firearm, capable of firing at least one round. "So consider this, a CAD file containing the information for a 3D printable weapon system. If that file was seeded by 30 people, let's say, as long as there's a free Internet, that file is available to anyone at any time, all over the world. A gun can be anywhere. Any bullet is now a weapon," group spokesman Cody Wilson stated in a Youtube video at the time. Defense Distributed has announced it is in its final stages of testing a gun completely made out of 3D printed parts, titled the "Liberator," a salute to the single-shot pistol the FP-45 Liberator from the World War II era. "All sixteen pieces of the Liberator prototype were printed in ABS plastic with a Dimension SST printer from 3D printing company Stratasys, with the exception of a single nail that's used as a firing pin. The gun is designed to fire standard handgun rounds, using interchangeable barrels for different calibers of ammunition," writes Forbes Magazine's Andy Greenberg. In order to have the "Liberator" comply with federal laws, namely the Undetectable Firearms Act -- a law making it illegal to manufacture, import, sell, ship, deliver, possess, transfer or receive a firearm that is not detectable by a walk-through metal detector or X-ray machine -- Defense Distributed has inserted a small six ounce piece of metal into the gun's body. As we have documented in the past (Printable Gun Revolution Moving Forward Despite Corporate Second Amendment Fears in the Nov. issue of Infowars Magazine) Crowd-funding site Indiegogo terminated their account thwarting initial attempts to raise money, the Stratasys 3D printer company confiscated the printer Defense Distributed had leased citing dubious excuses, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sought to question him following rumors of illegal gun manufacturing. January, in response to Defense Distributed's work, New York Rep. Steve Israel was pushing for the renewal of the Undetectable Firearms Act, which is set to expire this year. Rep. Israel feared that, "With the advent of 3-D printers these guns are suddenly a real possibility," and that 3D printed guns would soon be "as easy to come by as a Google search." March, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and the BBC. Evidently, liberals aren't too happy with the idea of proliferating the so-called gun culture. The files for the "Liberator" aren't quite up on their site yet, but Cody says they should be there by Monday, along with videos. "3d printing" "3d printer" gun "high tech" texas "3d printed parts" layers plastic makerbot technology first "firing range" weapon test tested replicate enforcement law "cad design" cad design u.s. "united states" america american citizens freedom liberty control future manufacturing danger constitution police "fully automatic" magazine "ar-15 rifle" rifle "made in America" 2013 media report government anonymous movement attack defense prepare agenda unseen forces infowars alex jones interview gerald celente trends research david icke farrakhan glenn beck ron paul 829speedy Below is Alex Jones' January interview with Defense Distributed's Cody Wilson on the Infowars Nightly News. Austin, Texas 3D printing innovator Defense Distributed has been making headlines the past few weeks for doing what seemed impossible at first: manufacturing quality firearms parts using 3D printers and uploading the blueprints for anybody else in the world to download, and it's driving gun control proponents (excuse me, "gun safety lobbyists") absolutely crazy. January Defense Distributed's groundbreaking printable 30-round AR magazine. Defense Distributed says the schematics for that magazine have already been downloaded over 200,000 times, spreading it far and wide.
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Technological Innovations in Geospatial Methods (Fred Limp)
 
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Technological Innovations in Geospatial Methods Fred Limp, Leica Chair in Geospatial Imaging, University of Arkansas A revolution is underway in remote sensing, geographic information systems, global satellite navigation systems, airborne and terrestrial LiDAR, geophysics, photogrammetry, and the computational systems that make these possible. This webinar provides a historical overview of these technologies, and the institutional and training requirements for archeology and heritage management.
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Carrier HVAC Factory Authorized Dealers
 
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This video explains some of the benefits of doing business with a factory authorized dealer. Find out more on www.CarrierComfortTeam.com.
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Green Housing Goes Blu
 
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http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/ The former Naval shipyard on Mare Island is being used to make a different kind of home. Blu Homes manufactures prefabricated homes that can be more environmentally friendly than traditionally built homes. Script: Blue Homes NATS of 1940's style music VO: Dating back to WWII this former naval shipyard was a bustling part of Vallejo's economy. NATS of War Siren/ Music fades FTB w/music VO: But in 1996 the Mare Island base closed. Years of use by the Navy created an unintended legacy...acres of land contaminated with lead, PCBs and other chemicals. To redevelop the base - a public/ private partnership was formed. The Department of Toxic Substances Control, the navy as well as developers are working together to clean up the former base. NATS of Sparks Flying SOT of Richard Hassel: I know that the operations I've been involved in...DTSC has been very aggressive and very proactive in forecasting the kind of work that needed to be performed in order to release areas of the island for reuse. NATS of EXT of Blu Homes Building/ Music VO: Submarines used to be built here ... NATS of Factory Now it's used to make prefabricated homes. SOT: What henry ford did with cars...we're trying to do the same thing with houses. NATs of Blu homes promo video VO: Using recycled steel, offering LEED certified green building standards, and pre constructing homes for delivery is why Richard Hassel says blu homes is the leader in pre-fabricated green housing. SOT of Richard Hassel, Blu Homes You can solar power it. You can have thermally heated floors. Electronically controlled shades. There really is no limit to the cutting edge environmental amenities that can be added through the assembly of your home. You can also come in and watch it be assembled. NATS of small frame folding Sot of Richard Hassel, Blu Homes - 04:01:03 -- Once the home is built in factory conditions it can be folded. VO: After that the home is put on a truck and delivered to the home owner...plot of land not included. NATS of promo video where home is being delivered SOT of Richard Hassel, Blu Homes Mass produced homes, I think, are a way of the future and our old thinking which is: anything mass produced is of low quality is something we will dispel. VO: Over one hundred jobs have been brought to Vallejo because of Blu Homes ...and they say there's more to come. SOT of Richard Hassel: Our Expansion plans are adding another assembly line next year so...the numbers are only going to go up. VO: The cleanup of Mare Island is ongoing but Blu homes is one example of labor and manufacturing coming back to this former naval shipyard. SOT of Richard Hassel: 04:14:30 being an ex-shipyarder myself...I see the parallels.// A lot of companies that have outsourced are now bringing manufacturing back. I think we're leading edge. End slate:
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FDEP Wetland Guidance -- Mitigation
 
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This presentation explains mitigation. Mitigation is often the most confusing part of the permitting process for applicants. When the agencies review an application for wetland impact they first look for elimination and reduction of impacts. If there are still wetland impacts after elimination and reduction, mitigation to make up for these impacts will be required. This video answers some of our most frequently asked questions about mitigation.
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On the Road Again: LTG Semonite at Wiesbaden School Complex
 
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Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, USACE Commanding General and 54th US Army Chief of Engineers, reports from Wiesbaden, Germany where the Corps has finished building the first of three DODEA schools in the Wiesbaden area.
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FDEP Wetland Guidance -- Elimination and Reduction of Impacts
 
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This presentation explains the concept of "Elimination and Reduction" of wetland impacts. If you need a wetland permit, the permitting agencies will review the project to see if you have made your proposed wetland impacts as small as possible. Find out why elimination and reduction is important, and learn some ways to make unavoidable wetland impacts smaller.
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Clean Water Act
 
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The Clean Water Act (CWA) is the primary federal law in the United States governing water pollution. Passed in 1972, the objective of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, commonly referred to as the Clean Water Act (CWA), is to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the nation's waters by preventing point and nonpoint pollution sources, providing assistance to publicly owned treatment works for the improvement of wastewater treatment, and maintaining the integrity of wetlands. The principal body of law in effect is based on the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 which was a significant expansion of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1948. Major amendments were enacted in the Clean Water Act of 1977 and the Water Quality Act of 1987. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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Enhancing Our Environment
 
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Metropolitan Council's environmental initiatives in mass transit, renewable energy, wastewater treatment and parks.
Lieutenant General Bostick on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Operations in the Asia-Pacific
 
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Lieutenant General Thomas P. Bostick, Commanding General and Chief of Engineers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, delivers remarks on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Operations in the Asia-Pacific Region at the Foreign Press Center in Washington, DC on May 22, 2014. A transcript is available at http://fpc.state.gov/226476.htm.
Power for the People
 
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Laura Wolf, Branch Chief of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Program, discusses resources for power restoration planning.
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Episode 849 | Santa Clara Pueblo Flooding Update
 
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On the next New Mexico in Focus, we get an update on how Santa Clara Pueblo continues to address environmental damage from record-breaking wildfires in recent years. Rains across the state were welcomed in many communities last month, but rain can also lead to dangerous flooding. The Pueblo of Santa Clara continues to address flooding concerns years after the devastating Las Conchas wildfire. NMIF producer Sarah Gustavus sits down with Governor Michael Chavarria and forester Matthew Tafoya.
Water Quality Protection and Issues in Illinois
 
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Presented by Amy Walkenbach, Illinois EPA
Jan 6 2005  Crescent Retarding Basin OVER FLOW WEIR flows into Gilbert Retarding Basin
 
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Jan 06 2005 OCFCD Facility No. B01 Failed Tigerwoods Golf Course CONSTRUCTION http://www.flickr.com/photos/36341069@N07/4281186630/in/photostream/ Jan 06 2005 effluent weir Overflowing City of Anaheim Carbon Creek (California) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia WATER CONTROL MANUAL CARBON CANYON DAM AND RESERVOIR CARBON CANYON CREEK, ... At Miller Basin, Carbon Canyon Channel, becomes Carbon Creek Channel. ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Creek_(California) - Cached Operation Manual for Carbon Creek Channel http://www.spl.usace.army.mil/resreg/htdocs/CarbonCanyon/CcynExternalDocument.pdf More Video and Photo of Crescent Basin City of Anaheim at flicker just click on this link http://www.flickr.com/photos/36341069@N07/with/4284614614/ City of Anaheim Crescent Retention Basin http://www.spl.usace.army.mil/resreg/htdocs/CarbonCanyon/CcynExternalDocument.pdf 11/10/2004 a nearby resident of Anaheim. I have a few concerns regarding the construction of the Tiger Woods Learning Center. A Mitigated Negative Declaration has been prepared for this project and was certified by the City of Anaheim in December 2003. I am assuming this declaration addressed the Army Corps of Engineers Water Control Plan for the Carbon Canyon Dam and Reservoir, dated December 1990. Having read the Plan, Having read the the Declaration, and the scope of work for the TIger Woods Learning Center, I am concerned for the following: Recently the Miller Stilling Basin was at maximum capacity and was diverting water to the downstream retention basins. As a result, the Crescent Basin were at maximum capacity, which in turn filled a portion of the Gilbert North / East retaining basin. According to RWQCB Order No. R8-2004-0091, the Gilbert Basins (North and South) are intended to be filled as part of the scope of work for the development of the Tiger Woods Learning Center. If these retaining basins are removed from the Carbon Canyon Dam and Reservoir flood control plan, where and how will the flows be diverted to ensure residential, commercial, and industrial sites are protected from high storm flows? In addition, the Carbon Canyon Creek flood control channel, located just before Gilbert Street in the City of Anaheim, On October 17, 2004 and October 27, 2004 reaching a high level and overflowing into the South Gilbert Retention Basin located within the Dad Miller Golf Course. On October 27, 2004 I spoke with what appeared to be a staff member from the Dad Miller Golf Course. I asked this individual why the flow wasn't diverted (using a manual gate valve) back into the adjacent Carbon Canyon Creek overflow channel, which was at a much lower level then the retention basin. He advised me that it is not normal procedure to utilize the manual gate valve. Can you tell me why the overflow channel is not used? I am also concerned for the wildlife habitat that reside in these basins. There is a variety of bird species (egret, killdeer,Black-necked stilt, Mallard etc., please see attached pictures) that appear to depend on these basins for survival. Has the declaration addressed the environmental impact on the wildlife in the basins? Was a Environemental Impact Report submitted? Mitigation Monitoring Plan No. 121 states a pre-construction biological survey is to be submitted to the City. Has this survey been submitted, and if so, is it available to the public? What is the Environmental Consequences at Crescent Retention Basin for the bird species (egret, killdeer,Black-necked stilt ) that live their? This basin is a seasonal wetland with Migrating Waterfowl Crescent Retention Basin gets flow from seasonal flooding during storm events. One last concern relates to the monitoring wells located at Crescent Basin. Are these intended to monitor the water quality within the sub-basin, or are they for water level monitoring, or both? Thank you for taking the time to hear my concerns. Any response is greatly appreciated. Ralph www.swrcb.ca.gov/rwqcb8/pdf/11-05-04/041105a.pdf Tom Fazio, Fazio Golf Course Designers, Inc., will design the practice facility, including a driving range, chipping area and putting course, which will be located on the remaining 13 acres of Crescent Basin. Fazio will also construct a seven-hole, Par 3 golf course in Gilbert Basin, a 10-acre plot located between Crescent Ave. and the Santa Ana (I-5) Freeway.
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On the Road Again: LTG Semonite at Folsom Dam spillway
 
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Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, USACE Commanding General and 54th US Army Chief of Engineers, reports from Folsom Dam spillway with Sacramento District on June 7, 2017.
Views: 332 CORPSCONNECTION
Recovery and Rebuilding Town Hall
 
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Santa Rosa town hall on fire recovery.
Ameresco - Medical University of South Carolina
 
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A teaching facility, medical research facility and regional health-care provider for the Charleston area, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) partnered with Ameresco on a budget-neutral energy efficiency project that improved the learning environment, patient care and medical research facilities. This Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) increased the energy infrastructure capacity for the growing campus, improved reliability and control, improved air quality and significantly cut energy and operational costs.
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Environmental Stewardship and Faith-based and Community Leaders
 
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Faith-based community leaders discuss environmental stewardship. February 25, 2014.
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Military Construction Delays in Germany
 
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Military Construction Delays in Germany - House Oversight Committee - 2008-06-25 - Product 206172-1-DVD - House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. A hearing was held to examine progress on the construction of the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center (K-Town). The Kaiserslautern Military Community Center, a hotel and retail facility being built on the grounds of the Ramstein Air Base in Germany, has been plagued by schedule delays, cost overruns, faulty construction, and allegations of fraud. Pictures of the installation were shown. Filmed by C-SPAN. Non-commercial use only. For more information see http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/206172-1
Views: 1404 HouseResourceOrg