A Different Angle (part of "West Side Extraordinary")
The unique, sloping shape of the VIA 57 West building is formed from cast-in-place concrete from the single, partial basement level up to the structure's 34th floor; braced galvanized steel framing completes...

Room To Grow
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London’s renowned decorative arts and design museum, has unveiled a new, expansive underground exhibition gallery topped by an elegant courtyard. The need to maximize the...

Cellar Performance (Available in Structural Engineering Special Issue only)
Even though the Pentagon contains three times the square footage of the Empire State Building, free space has become hard to come by. Expanding computer, mechanical and electrical systems...

Rerouting Boston's Utilities
During construction of the Central Artery/Tunnel project in downtown Boston, engineers had to move utility lines over and under both new and existing infrastructure and maintain utility...

Installation of an Reinforced Concrete Sewer Through the Basement of an Existing Six-Story Building

Depth to Pre-Cenozoic Basement in Southwest Nevada

Large Storm Relief Tunnel for Basement Flood Protection

Deep and High in Hawaii
The First Hawaiian Center, headquarters of the First Hawaiian Bank, will be the tallest building in Hawaii when it is completed in 1996. The unusual design, by architects Cohn Pedersen...

The Use of Coda Waves for Characterizing the Site Effect on Strong Ground Motion
The well established separability of source, path and site effects on coda waves of local seismic events offers the most effective means for determining the site amplification factor empirically....

Long Term Performance of Raft and Footing Foundations Above Clayey Silt
Two multistorey buildings have recently been constructed on a 30-m thick layer of clayey silt in downtown Fredericton, New Brunswick. The Bank of Montreal building is ten storeys high...

Deformations About Excavations in Highly Stressed Rock
The central business district of Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), is dominated by the Hawkesbury Sandstone, a Triassic sedimentary formation. Measurements have confirmed the existence of...

Scenario Development for Safety Demonstration for Deep Geological Disposal in Switzerland
A scenario development procedure has been developed that is appropriate to the safety assessment approach chosen by Nagra and to the Swiss regulatory requirements. The procedure is seen...

The Great Chicago Flood of 1992
In April of 1992, a breach in a freight tunnel caused the river that flows through Chicago to pour into city building basements, causing the city to shut down. Critical utility systems...

Strontium Isotopes in Carbonate Deposits at Crater Flat, Nevada
Strontium isotope studies of carbonates from soils, veins, eolian dust and Paleozoic basement sampled near Crater Flat, southwest of Yucca Mountain, provide evidence for the origins of...

Recapturing Boston's Heritage
Structural upgrading of Boston's Old State House and Faneuil Hall is part of an extensive restoration project undertaken by the National Park Service at a cost of $10.6 million...

Nagra Performance Assessment of Radioactive Waste Disposal in Crystalline and Sedimentaly Host Rocks
Nagra has evaluated disposal of vitrified HLW in both the crystalline basement of Northern Switzerland and in overlying argillaceous sedimentary formations. Although indicating that both...

Study of an Alternativefor Repository of Radioactive Waste—Taiwan Case
The accumlation of spent fuel and radioactive waste is forcing producers to look for repository systems in Taiwan. Tectonic setting, and geologic processes indicate that the Penghu Islands...

Ground Movement Adjacent to Braced Cuts

Design and Construction of a Deep Basement in Soft Residual Soils

Full Scale Caisson Load Test for the Milwaukee Center
Top-down procedures were proposed to construct four basement levels for a major high-rise building development in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Drilled caisson foundations were the preferred means...

 

 

 

 

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