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87th Congress

2d Session

COMMITTEE PRINT NO. 1

STUDY AND INVESTIGATIONS OF USE OF

MATERIALS AND NEW DESIGNS AND

METHODS IN PUBLIC WORKS

FLOOD CONTROL, NAVIGATION, AND OTHER

WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT

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U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1962

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COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS

DENNIS CHAVEZ, New Mexico, Chairman ROBERT S. KERR, Oklahoma

JOHN SHERMAN COOPER, Kentucky PAT MCNAMARA, Michigan

WINSTON L. PROUTY, Vermont JENNINGS RANDOLPH, West Virginia HIRAM L. FONG, Hawaii STEPHEN M. YOUNG, Ohio

J. CALEB BOGGS, Delaware
EDMUND S. MUSKIE, Maine

JACK MILLER, Iowa
ERNEST GRUENING, Alaska
FRANK E. MOSS, Utah
OREN E. LONG, Hawaii
BENJAMIN A. SMITH II, Massachusetts
LEE METCALF, Montana

DANIEL H. CHAVEZ, Chief Clerk
JOHN L. Mutz, Staff Director

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MEMORANDUM OF TRANSMITTAL BY THE CHAIRMAN

U.S. SENATE,
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS,

June 21, 1962. To the Members of the Committee:

In response to our committee resolution of January 22, 1962, the Corps of Engineers has completed and transmitted a report dealing with the use of new materials, new use of materials, and use of new designs and methods in water resources projects of the Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army.

I believe that you will find the report of the Corps of Engineers very informative. It reflects their understanding of the water resources problems and methods whereby a better job can be done in the development, protection, and utilization of the Nation's water

The report discusses conventional methods utilized in site investigations, hydrology, hydraulics, construction, and operation and maintenance of water resources projects. It points out the numerous improved techniques and pieces of equipment utilized by them. Many of the techniques and pieces of equipment have either been developed by the Corps of Engineers, cooperatively with other Federal water resources development agencies, or cooperatively with industry. The report also enumerates the many new and improved materials being used, and also those on which research is being conducted.

DENNIS CHAVEZ, Chairman.

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COMMUNICATIONS

U.S. SENATE,
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS,

January 29, 1962.
Maj. Gen. WILLIAM F. CASSIDY,
Director of Civil Works, Corps of Engineers,
Department of the Army, Washington, D.C.

DEAR GENERAL CASSIDY: The Committee on Public Works, in executive session on January 16, 1962, approved a committee resolution authorizing hearings, study, and a report on the use of materials in the construction of buildings, roads, water resource projects, and other public works.

To attain the objective of the committee it will be most helpful if we could obtain the cooperation of industry and the Government agencies in the collection of information called for by the resolution; therefore, it will be appreciated if you will supply us with such information as is related to your interest or activity.

A copy of the resolution is enclosed for your information. If you require further details please contact Mr. John L. Mutz of the committee staff who is in charge of handling this particular study.

I believe that with the new materials and new uses of known materials being developed and utilized, we should be able to gather considerable information on this subject, thereby making an extremely interesting and constructive contribution to the various producers, fabricators, and users of materials. Furthermore, it would be most useful and helpful if we were to obtain information with respect to new designs and new methods of installation of materials.

It is my hope that your organization will be in a position to appear before the Committee on Public Works to make a formal presentation during the early part of April 1962. After the hearings or presentations are completed, it is planned to have a committee report prepared thereon and submitted to the Senate.

I would appreciate it if you would advise me if you will be able to complete such a report for presentation to the committee at the suggested time, so that we may set tentative dates for the hearings. Sincerely yours,

DENNIS CHAVEZ, Chairman.

(87th Cong., 2d sess., U.S. Senate, Committee on Public Works) COMMITTEE RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR A STUDY AND INVESTIGATION OF USE

OF MATERIALS IN PUBLIC WORKS Whereas the Senate Committee on Public Works has under its jurisdiction measures relating to flood control and rivers and harbors, roads and highways, public buildings, water pollution control, water power and other matters relating to developments within the Nation; and

Whereas the Senate Committee on Public Works has authority to make investigations into any matter within its jurisdiction; and

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