Austin Green
A former brownfield site in Austin, Texas, has been converted into a mixed-use, sustainable neighborhood—known as an EcoDistrict—that focuses on renewable and innovative energy systems, water conservation...

Wireless Charging to Power Buses in Israel
A company in Israel has developed a system to charge fully electric buses as they operate on their routes — without the need for overhead cables or docking stations....

Power to the People: Keokuk Dam and Power Plant Project
Tiny Keokuk, Iowa, helped tame the Mississippi River in 1913 with the completion of what was then the largest monolithic concrete dam and single-station powerhouse in the world....

Maclay Highline Makeover
Looking to accommodate excess flows from the Los Angeles Aqueduct, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power turned to the Maclay Highline, a dormant system once used to convey water from the aqueduct...

Pro Bono Solar Project Restores Power to Puerto Rican Shelters

Electric Vehicles: Charging Ahead
From plug-in cars to trucks that roll along an “electric road,” the world of surface transportation is becoming increasingly electrified. Surges in both consumer interest and proposals to ban fossil-fuel...

What Does the Crystal Ball Say? Energy and Water Issues Are Too Great to Ignore!
Over the past 15 years, the Geoprofessional Business Association's (GBA) Emerging Issues and Trends Committee has held a series of Crystal Ball Workshops (Workshops) to identify long-term emerging issues...

Fast Forward: Towering Views
A proposed observation tower for New York City’s Central Park would comprise the world’s tallest temporary wooden structure and include a wind-powered system to filter water from the reservoir it would...

House Passes Bill Aimed at Streamlining Hydropower Licensing Process
Legislation recently passed by the House would modify the licensing process for hydropower facilities in a bid to promote development of this renewable energy source....

Tailings Impoundment Closure: It's All in the Eye of the Beholder
Since the early 1900s, the mining and power-generation industries have disposed of tailings and other waste products using impoundments. The term "tailings" typically refers to the fine-grained waste product...

The 2010-2011 Canterbury, New Zealand, Earthquake Sequence
Impetus for Rethinking the Way We Evaluate and Mitigate Liquefaction
Liquefaction is a common cause of ground failure during earthquakes and is directly responsible for tremendous damage to infrastructure. Evidence of the impact of liquefaction includes failure of bridge...

General
Design of Latticed Steel Transmission Structures specifies requirements for the design, fabrication, and testing of members and connections for electrical transmission structures. These...

Loading, Geometry, and Analysis
This Standard applies to latticed steel transmission structures. These structures shall be either self-supporting or guyed. They consist of hot-rolled or cold-formed prismatic members...

Design of Connections
Bolted connections for transmission structures are normally designed as bearing type connections. It is assumed that bolts connecting one member to another carry the load in the connection...

The New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal
When construction of the first American offshore wind farm support terminal encountered greater challenges than expected, jet grouting enabled construction to continue....

Applying Scanning Technology to Tunnel Inspections: Leveraging Technology to Reduce the Public Agita
A large number of transit and vehicular tunnels in the New York Metropolitan area were inundated by the tidal surge caused by Super Storm Sandy on October 29, 2012. The storm created major...

New Home for the Maid: Rockfalls, Talus, and the Race for a Dry Dock
The Maid of the Mist Corporation (MOTMC) has operated the iconic Maid of the Mist boats beneath Niagara Falls since the early 1900s. Traditionally, the company has provided trips from...

Research, Development, and Demonstration Needs
Research, development and demonstration (RDD) is needed to advance recommended civil engineering practices and standards in order to effectively address climate change impacts. Wilbanks...

Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations
Civil engineers have responsibilities for the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of physical infrastructures. These infrastructures include all types of buildings,...

Tornado Wind Effects on the Grand Gulf Cooling Tower

 

 

 

 

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