A New Light
Louvre Abu Dhabi was designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel to resemble a group of islands at sea topped by a shallow dome that appears to float above. BuroHappold Engineering first created water-resistant basements...

Stabilizing the Cliffs of Alcatraz Island: It My Be "The Rock," but it Still Needs Attention!
California's Alcatraz Island was described by some early explorers as an unusually lush rock sticking out of the sea. The rock on the island consists of shale and sandstone members of the late Mesozoic-aged...

Tsunamis along West Coast of Luzon, Philippines

Surviving Natural Forces from Taiwanese Civil Engineers Perspective
A natural disaster is an unexpected or uncontrollable natural event that usually results in widespread destruction of property or loss of life. Taiwan is located in a geographically unique...

Engineering Properties and Pitfalls of Soft Sediments in Long Island Sound

No State is an Energy Island

Coordinating Marine Reserves Management – From Process to Implementation in the Channel Island National Marine Sanctuary

The Staten Island Bluebelt: A Case Study in Urban Watershed Management

BioInfiltration Traffic Island BMP

Lamb Island Tributary Stormwater Treatment Project — A Demonstration Site for Agricultural Runoff Management and Best Management Practices

Thinking Deep
An underwater pipeline that has set records for its 55 in. (1,397 mm) diameter and 3,000 ft (914 m) depth stretches nearly 2 mi (3 km) from the shore of Hawaii to bring cold seawater to...

Effectiveness of a BioInfiltration BMP
This paper presents results from a project to construct and study a BioInfiltration Traffic Island on the grounds of Villanova University. The projects goals were to 1. To create a bioretention...

Island in the Mur
Floating atop an immense pontoon like a shimmering seashell, this elliptical island of steel and glass in the middle of an Austrian river—an inventive, unconventional bridge—was designed...

Singapore on the Move
Tunneling in areas that are densely populated and highly developed is never easy, but an addition to Singapore's Mass Rapid Transit system was needed to serve those in the...

Rebuilding an Island
Following centuries of rising sea levels and pounding waves, almost all of Poplar Island had, by the 1990s, been lost to erosion in the Chesapeake Bay. Today the land is on its way back,...

Changing Lanes
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) plans to relocate Interstate 195 in downtown Providence began as a safety improvement project but has since grown into an ambitious...

Amino Acid Geochronology Applied to the Dating of Eolianites on San Salvador Island, Bahamas
Using amino acid racemization data measured on carbonate eolianite sediments, we assess the ability of amino acid geochronology to distringuish among several stratigraphic units on San...

Rhythm of Beachrock Levels in Contrasting Plate Settings: Rifting Red Sea and North American-Caribbean Plates
Sequences of beachrocks have been compared from the northern Red Sea, the North American plate (north shore of Puerto Rico), and an island of the Caribbean plate. In all these areas the...

Act of Triumph
The dramatic, crescent-shaped fabric roof of the soccer stadium built on the Korean island of Cheju for this year's World Cup proved to be the structure's most...

Amino Acid Geochronology Applied to the Dating of Eolianites on San Salvador Island, Bahamas
Using amino acid racemization data measured on carbonate eolianite sediments, we assess the ability of amino acid geochronology to distringuish among several stratigraphic units on San...

 

 

 

 

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