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In southeastern Pennsylvania, CSX Transportation sought to increase the productivity of its Trenton Line freight rail service by improving the vertical clearance of its tracks so that it could operate...

Timber Rising
Ever-taller buildings made from engineered wood are being proposed and constructed around the world. To meet that demand, designers are being tasked with learning about the new capabilities, attributes,...

A Question of Ethics: Engineers Must Avoid All Types of Corruption
Engineers must avoid all types of corruption....

Fast Forward: One Small Step
A concept design for an inflatable habitat on Mars incorporates indigenous ice as a structural element and a shield to protect occupants from galactic cosmic radiation....

Calibration of Jackup Leg Foundation Model Using Full-Scale Structural Measurements
The fitness of jack-up rigs to operate in varying water depths and weather conditions is determined by "site-specific" structural assessments. These assessments are conducted by a wide range of companies...

Design of Submarine Pipelines Against Upheaval Buckling
This paper describes part of a comprehensive joint-industry project on upheaval buckling. It develops a semi-empirical simplified design method and detailed design methods based on a new numerical analysis,...

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...

Raising Gatun Lake (part of "A Greater Wonder")
Raising the maximum operating level of Gatun Lake was one of the four main undertakings of the Panama Canal expansion project. Its goal was to increase the storage capacity for water used for human consumption...

Guidelines for Construction Vibrations: How Much Rattle is Too Much?
The study of construction/blast-related ground vibrations on structures, people, and objects is a surprisingly diverse field. Vibration sources vary from blasting, all types of construction equipment,...

Design for Major Flood-Control Project in Norfolk Begins to Take Shape

Higher Learning: Hands-On, Real-World Education
At George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, one civil engineering professor is flipping his classroom and incorporating video and social media to deliver course content....

Testing the New Locks (part of "A Greater Wonder")
The recently completed third set of locks at the Panama Canal incorporates several civil components and hydraulic design features that are intended to reduce routine maintenance and conserve water. For...

Sound Solution
A timber dock built in Kodiak, Alaska, in 1965 and used for ferry service, bulk fuel deliveries, and general cargo operations was recently reconstructed to meet current displacement-based seismic design...

Restoring The Capitol Dome
While most construction projects serve only as local points of interest, some are conducted on a national stage. The restoration of the U.S. Capitol’s dome was one such project. The extent of the scaffolding...

Crowning Glory
The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture was constructed on the last available site for a new museum on the National Mall, in Washington, D.C. Designed by a...

Design/Builder Cannot Delegate Jobsite Safety
Engineers, architects, and contractors should always know what they are committing to in their contracts and not think that they can delegate safety responsibilities downstream by including a “flow-down”...

Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems
The Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems contains technical and professional engineering articles on the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of air, highway, rail,...

Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part B: Pavements
The Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part B: Pavements will contain technical and professional articles on the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of airport, roadway and other...

Over Open Water
Because of environmental considerations, construction of the wharf for the new Paulsboro Marine Terminal, in Paulsboro, New Jersey, could not cause the loss of in-water or intertidal habitat at the site....

A Pioneering Structure: The Eads Bridge
Though he was not trained as an engineer, James Buchanan Eads had the vision and will to design one of the great bridges of the 19th century. The Eads Bridge, spanning the Mississippi River at St. Louis,...

 

 

 

 

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