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As both reliability analyses and systematic inspection programs for the world's infrastructure gain increased usage and promi­ nence, it becomes more important to use the information from routine visual inspections to update lifetime reliability assessments and resulting life-cycle inspection/repair strategies. The Army Corps of Engineers currently uses(More)
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Abstract: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has primary responsibility for maintaining and operating U.S. navigable waterways and Federal flood control dams. Dam safety is a critical priority, but assessment and prioritization of dam safety concerns is difficult. This report describes a(More)
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Abstract: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Directorate of Civil Works is in the early stages of implementing infrastructure asset management principles to better manage its civil works infrastructure. This effort is being done, in part,(More)
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Abstract The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has constructed a wide variety of civil works structures. Due to age and other factors, many of these structures have deteriorated to a point that they need varying levels of maintenance and repair (M&R). Steel sheet pile (SSP) structures are part of(More)
The efficiency of Urban Search and Rescue operations depends on the supply of appropriate equipment and resources, and an efficient damage assessment facilitates deployment of these resources. This paper presents an Information Technology (IT) supported system for on-site data collection to communicate structural condition, track search and rescue status,(More)
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