Environmental Challenges in Poland and Neighboring Countries
Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop "Regional Challenges to Improve a Deteriorated Transportation Infrastructure Within Poland and Its Neighboring Countries", held in Wroclaw, Poland, October 24-26, 1994
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996, XVI, 472 pp.
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Experts discuss how to repair, rehabilitate and modernize the transportation infrastructure in emerging Central Europe. The focus is on applying modern engineering technologies and management decision-making technologies to solve common and regional environmental issues in ground transportation, with emphasis on roads and bridges. The book includes situation, position and technical papers and state-of-the-art presentations from scientific and engineering experts as well as from government agency officials responsible for national and regional transport. Concise, cogent recommendations are presented. The reader is provided with current information on related environmental and transportation issues. Experts and lay readers will benefit from the information on economic, social, and political aspects.
Opening Addresses.- J. Kmita.- Situation Papers.- Challenges Regarding Railway Transport and Environemntal Factors.- Poland’s National/Regional Needs in Road/Rail Transportation Issues.- Road and Bridge Management in Poland.- Transport Policy in a Reunified Germany.- Recent Developments in Environmental Impact Assessment Procedures, Geological and Mining Law, Minerals and Its Transportation in Poland.- Virtual Models of Structures in Transportation Management Systems in Poland.- Research and Development Trends in Western European Road and Bridge Construction Programmes.- Recent Developments in Highway Research in the United States.- Modern Bridge Materials and Technology in Slovakia.- Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Bridges.- Critical GIS-T/Integrated Transportation Information Systems Issues m Management of Transportation Infrastructure in Central Europe: Lessons from the U.S.A. Experience.- Position Papers.- Load Tests on Bridges.- Field Testing of Bridges for Environmental Deterioration and Its Consequences.- Transportation Construction Materials and the Environment - Research and Development Needs for Timber Bridges.- Roadway Construction Materials.- The Diagnostics and Testing of Bridges.- Diagnosis of Damage and Repair Methods of Concrete Bridges.- Education of Specialists in Bridge Engineering in Poland.- Monitoring of Civil Engineering Structures.- Railway for Environment Protection and Safety.- Serviceable Condition of Highway Bridges.- Investigation of Technical Condition of Bridges in Republic Belarus.- Proposals for Adapting the Old Steel Spans of Truss Railway Bridges to Modern Standard Requirements.- Evaluation of Usability and Service Life of Prototype Post-tensioned Prestressed Concrete Spans of Railroad Viaduct after 25 Years of Exploitation.- Dynamic Testing of Spans of Steel Railroad Bridges in Connection with Their Adaptation to High Speeds.- Protection of unique Reinforced Concrete Bridge Structures.- The Use of Timber as a Construction Material: The Only Chance to Save the Forests of the World.- Application of Modern Technologies in Railway Bridge Infrastructure Management and Decision Making.- An Overview of Steel Bridge Design, Fabrication and Construction in the United States of America.- Maintenance, Diagnostics and Field Testing of Bridges in Lithuania.- Transport Infrastructure in Poland Main Issues.- Integrating Poland’s Needs and Organizational Capabilities: Quality Management’s Contributions to Infrastructure Redevelopment in Eastern Europe.- Major Environmental Conflicts in Poland Related to Transportation Activities.- Environmental Protection in Design, Construction and Maintenance of the Roads - Studies Financed by the Polish Road Administration.- The Hungarian Road System with Special Emphasis on Bridges.- Sonic and Radar Impulse Non-Destructive Testing of Railroad Bridges.- Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation Methods for Railway Bridges.- Field Testing of Bridges for Environmental Deterioration and Its Consequences.- Working Group Papers.- Working Group 1 Transportation Construction Materials and the Environment C. Seim J. Natterer A. Deja K. Luksha R. Gutkowski B. Stypulkowski K. Flaga.- Working Group 2 Field Testing of Bridges for Environment a. 1 Deterioration and Its Consequence R. Alvarez M.C. Forde R. Green V. Hrdousek O. Kroggel P. Maliszkiewicz A. Siedlecka.- Working Group 3 Railroad Bridge Technologies and Field Testing E. Uzgider A. Ryzynski M. Kruzynski W. Radomski G. Oommen.- Working Group 4 Economics, Planning and Management of Transportation to Attenuate Environmental Concerns J. McCambridge J. Bien H. Chrostowska B. Azad K. Lohrberg M. Sosnowski S. Rewinski M. Mistewicz M. Sawicki K. Skowron.- Working Group 5 Rehabilitation and Repair of Deteriorated Roads and Bridges T. Javor J. Kmita A. Stepanavicius G. Tassi N. Lukin Z. Manko.- Working Group 6 Roads, Railroadsf Bridges and the Environment Z. Cichocki B. Walkowiak-Dunajska T. Winnicki M. Szymanska.- Conclusions.- Recommendations.- Closing Remarks.