Lake Pontchartrain Causeway
The parallel bridges that make up the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway are the longest continuous bridges over water in the world, and the causeway’s designers pioneered the use of prestressed concrete....

Researchers Use Electricity to Track Moisture Flow in Concrete
Electric currents create three-dimensional maps of moisture moving through concrete specimens, revealing internal cracks....

Concrete Canoe Competition Still Inspires at 30
This year ASCE celebrates the 30th anniversary of its National Concrete Canoe Competition....

Stealth is indeed an apt name for the free-form sculpture of thin reinforced concrete created by Tristan Al-Haddad, an assistant professor in the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture, for the plaza in Atlanta in front of the Promenade tower...

Geotechnical Aspects of Pavements: There's More to Roads than Asphalt and Concrete!
When you jump on the highway to make that commute to work, do you think much about what's under the surface you ride on? Pavements are layered systems designed to provide a strong structure to support...

Concrete Jungle: New York City and Our Last Best Hope for a Sustainable Future, By Niles Eldredge and Sidney Horenstein. Oakland, California: University of California Press, 2014

The Leaning Towers of Wilmington, Delaware: Emergency Response and Retrofit of the I-495 Viaduct to Address Lateral Squeeze
On a sunny, summer afternoon last June, the project manager for AECOM's open-end bridge design contract with the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) received an...

Spread Footings Revisited: Geotechnical Advances Lead to Expanded Use for Bridge Abutments
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has historically used steel shell piles to support highway bridge structures, probably due to a blend of familiarity and efficiency among...

Pervious Concrete
Pervious concrete consists of a hydraulic cementitious binding system combined with an open-graded aggregate to produce a rigid pavement with typically 15% to 25% interconnected void space....

Structural Members and Connections Used in Foundations
This chapter specifies design procedures for steel members and connections embedded in concrete foundations or the earth. Additional design requirements for structural members and connections...

Grid Pavement
Open grid pavements consist of concrete or plastic units with large surface openings filled with a permeable joint material, typically small aggregate (ASTM No. 8 or No. 89), sand, or...

Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement (PICP)
Permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) consists of (impervious) manufactured concrete units that form permeable voids and joints, when assembled into a laying pattern. The openings...

Porous Asphalt and Permeable Friction Course Overlays
Porous asphalt typically consists of conventional warm mix asphalt (WMA) or hot mix asphalt (HMA) with significantly reduced fines resulting in an open-graded mixture that allows water...

Shape Memory Alloys Could Bring Stabilizing Force to Concrete Infrastructure

ASCE Foundation at the 2013 National Concrete Canoe Competition
Highlights from the 2013 National Concrete Canoe Competition, held June 20-22, 2013 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL....

U.K. Research Team Developing Concrete That Heals Its Own Cracks

A new roadside stop and picnic area located on a sheltered bay near Haveysund, Norway, along a tourist road that borders the Arctic Ocean features a series of circular and semicircular concrete-framed spaces linked by a curving concrete ramp that descends approximately 5 m from the roadway to the beach.

Concrete Planet: The Strange and Fascinating Story of the World's Most Common Man-Made Material By Robert Courland. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 2011.

Nevada Mountain Road Includes Expansive Concrete Arch Bridge

Evaluation of the Vistawall MSE Wall System by T&B Structural Systems
Final Report
The Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), serves as a clearinghouse for implementing highway innovation by conducting nationally focused, collaborative evaluations of...

 

 

 

 

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