Ditch the Ditch
The Michigan Ditch tunnel project is noteworthy because of its unique mix of challenging engineering problems, risk mitigation measures, novel evaluation and design, and innovative delivery method. The...

Sky High In Shenzhen
At 599 m tall, the Ping An Finance Center in the Chinese city of Shenzhen is the tallest office building in the world. Given all the challenges the project had to overcome, the structure also stands out...

Innovation Powers Wastewater Treatment
The U.S. wastewater sector faces formidable challenges in the form of aging infrastructure, funding shortfalls, anticipated demands for additional treatment capacity, and even the prospect of more extreme...

Inventive Venue
One of the largest construction projects in the United States this year, Mercedes-Benz Stadium features many groundbreaking design elements, including an eight-panel cantilevered retractable roof, a single-skin...

Seismic Data from Smartphones: MyShake: Building a Global Smartphone Seismic Network
Increasing the density of earthquake-monitoring instruments at a fast rate and at a low cost is a dream for many researchers who study earthquakes. MyShake, a smartphone application developed by the Berkeley...

Soil Nailing in the 2010s: Its Evolution and Coming of Age
While the early 2000s witnessed soil nailing as a well-established method in the U.S. for providing temporary and permanent support of excavation (SOE), the technique has since continued to evolve thanks...

Stabilizing Variable and Sloping Ground: Achieving Innovation Through Adaptation
We all know the high price of land development these days, so it's more important than ever for owners and their designers to maximize available land area. Occasionally, this demand is constrained by topography...

Innovations in Geosynthetic Rolled Erosion Control Products: From Forests to Fibers
Over the last 50 years, many different types of geosynthetic rolled erosion control products (RECPs) have emerged, ranging from different structure types to different fiber types. Natural-fiber...

Evaluation of Vertica Retaining Wall Systems
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC). This report describes a HITEC evaluation designed to determine the basic capabilities...

Innovative Use of a Groin Structure: Saving Cost, Shortening the Schedule, and Minimizing Impacts
Almost any type of construction activity can pose a shock to the surrounding environment and habitat. Obviously, the extent of the impact will depend on the location of the project and...

Transbay Transit Center: Innovations in Automated Monitoring
The new Transbay Transit Center will include a multimodal terminal serving 11 transit systems and future high-speed rail from San Francisco to Los Angeles/Anaheim. This is an ambitious,...

Geotechnical IT Revolution: Intelligent Compaction and Beyond
The explosion of innovative developments in the IT industry is making many of us geotechnical engineers green with envy. We want some new technology, too! Luckily, advances in sensors...

Soil Mixing Innovation for Land Restoration

Double Nickel Landslide Stabilization: Innovative Use of Micropiles

Offshore Technology in Civil Engineering
Hall of Fame Papers From the Early Years
Prepared by the Program Committee of the Offshore Technology Conference of the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute of ASCE. This series presents...

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...

Evaluation of the KeySystem II Retaining Wall
By Keystone Retaining Wall Systems, Inc. with TenCate Geosynthetics Geogrid Reinforcement
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC). This report describes a HITEC evaluation designed to determine the basic capabilities...

Microblasting: An Innovative Approach to Ground Improvement

Innovations in Field Instrumentation: Revelations, Insights, and Observations from the Seventh International Symposium on Field Measurements in Geomechanics

Coupling Physical, Chemical, or Biological Methods for Innovative Groundwater Remediation Coupled Polymer Floods and Bio-Chemical Remediation Techniques for Enhanced Groundwater Treatment
Many groundwater remediation techniques are designed to remove or destroy contaminants in situ, but these goals can be accomplished only by...

 

 

 

 

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