Acronyms


APWA

American Public Works Association

ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers

AWWA

American Water Works Association


BRB

Building Research Board


CERF

Civil Engineering Research Foundation

CERL

Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

CIS

Civil Infrastructure Systems


DOC

Department of Commerce


ELS

Environmental Impact Statements

EPRI

Electric Power Research Institute

ERC

Engineering Research Centers


GEOB

Geotechnical Board

GIS

Geographic Information Systems

GNP

Gross National Product

GPS

Global Positioning Systems

GRI

Gas Research Institute


NAE

National Academy of Engineering

NCPWI

National Council on Public Works Improvement

NIMBY

Not in My Back Yard

NIST

National Institute of Standards and Technology

NRC

National Research Council

NSF

National Science Foundation


OTA

Office of Technology Assessment


R&D

Research and development


SCADA

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Technology

SHRP

Strategic Highway Research Program


TBM

Tunnel boring machine

TRB

Transportation Research Board



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Toward Infrastructure Improvement: An Agenda for Research Acronyms APWA American Public Works Association ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers AWWA American Water Works Association BRB Building Research Board CERF Civil Engineering Research Foundation CERL Construction Engineering Research Laboratory CIS Civil Infrastructure Systems DOC Department of Commerce ELS Environmental Impact Statements EPRI Electric Power Research Institute ERC Engineering Research Centers GEOB Geotechnical Board GIS Geographic Information Systems GNP Gross National Product GPS Global Positioning Systems GRI Gas Research Institute NAE National Academy of Engineering NCPWI National Council on Public Works Improvement NIMBY Not in My Back Yard NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation OTA Office of Technology Assessment R&D Research and development SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Technology SHRP Strategic Highway Research Program TBM Tunnel boring machine TRB Transportation Research Board