Repairing Pittsburgh's Portal
Engineering the rehabilitation of Pittsburgh's Fort Pitt Bridge and Fort Pitt Tunnel involved an extensive inspection of their condition and a detailed evaluation of alternative...

Testing the Load (Available in Geoenvironmental Engineering Special Issue only)
The Pittsburgh District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently began construction of a new gated dam to replace a nearly 100-year-old concrete fixed-crest dam on the Monongahela...

In Plain View
(Available only in Special Structural Issue) A structural engineer's work is typically hidden beneath layers of concrete and plaster, but the Pittsburgh Civic Center in the...

Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Strengthening at Pittsburgh International Airport's Short Term Parking Garage

Managing the Megaproject
The Mon/Fayette Expressway and Southern Beltway will link Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Morgantown, West Virginia via a 104 km, $3.5 billion Y-shaped highway. With the project split into...

Construction Collapse of Precast Concrete Framing at Pittsburgh's Midfield Terminal

A Cost-Effective approach to In Situ Remediation of Soil and Groundwater at a Diesel Fuel Spill Site
A bioventing and groundwater treatment system designed to enhance the natural biodegradation of diesel fuel residuals in soil and prevent further groundwater degradation was installed...

Pittsburgh International Airport: The Design Process

Locking Into Success
In 1961, at Wheeler Lock in Alabama, crews with the Tennessee Valley Authority tried to incorporate an existing lock wall into a new cofferdam. A major portion of the land wall slid about...

Settlement Analysis of Landfill Liners over Deep Mined Areas
Tensile strains due to differential settlement from past mining activities were evaluated for a landfill liner. The landfill cell encompasses 20 acres and is located on a subsurface profile...

Scada System Requirements for Optimum Pumping
In order to minimize the cost of electric energy for pumping water through its distribution system, a computer program was developed to schedule the operation at eight pumping stations...

Pittsburgh Goes International
The size of the new $785 million Pittsburgh International Airport—900 developed acres—is twice the size of the city's Golden Triangle business district but occupies only a...

Long Life Fatigue Behavior of Welded Steel-Bridge Girder Details
The Federal Highway Administration is nearing completion of a five year, 1.5 million dollar effort titled 'Variable Amplitude Load Fatigue' to investigate the behavior of welded bridge...

The Pittsburgh Maglev Project
MAGLEV, Inc. is a public/private/labor partnership created in response to the ever growing need to provide new transportation solutions to the escalating problem of highway and airport...

The Drought of 1991-1992 in the U.S. Army Engineer District, Pittsburgh within the Mahoning River Basin

Stormwater Management Program for the Pittsburgh International Airport
This paper describes the Pittsburgh International Airport Stormwater Management Program which was developed to provide a comprehensive approach to stormwater management on the PIT property,...

OCEA Goes Green
While spanning the range of civil engineering work, most of the nominees for this year's Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award were either designed to clean the...

Advances in People Mover Central Control
AEG Westinghouse Transportation Systems, Inc. has designed many graphic display based central control computers for people mover systems. These include airport systems for: Changi in Singapore,...

Safeguarding Steel
U.S. bridges are caught in the money squeeze. Painting has become a luxury few public agencies can afford and complying with EPA regulations has escalated costs even more. The paint/coatings...

Soft Touch People Mover Central Control
The people mover central control systems perform many automatic functions, are built with off-the-shelf redundant hardware, include advanced color graphics and touch screen operator interfaces,...

 

 

 

 

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