Ready To Move Forward
ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card has been released, with mixed results. The overall grade for the nation’s civil infrastructure has remained the same since the last report card, in 2013—a dismal...

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...

The Case for Tolerable Risk Guidelines to Manage Flood Risk: Nature Bats Last
Since ancient times, people have used levees to reduce flood risk. We have built over 30,000 miles of levees in the U.S., largely on the belief that levies will unconditionally protect people who live...

Tailings Dam Engineer of Record (EoR): There's Nothing Conventional About It
Engineer of Record (EoR) is a simple and resolute concept that's applied throughout the western world for civil works construction. It's a term that fits in a nice neat box; it represents a single person...

Open Pit Geotechnics: Designing Slopes for a Very Deep Hole
For most hard rock surface mining operations, the development of an open pit is required to extract the ore resource. In designing an open pit, the challenge is to develop the most cost-effective pit slopes...

Automated Vibration Monitoring for Construction Applications: A Retrospective and Current Practice or… Everything Is so Much Easier Now!
My career in vibration monitoring (VM) began in the late 1980s. At that time, the state of the practice was primarily focused on blasting operations, which was driven by a boom in highway construction...

Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering
What Can It Do for You?
There's been a lot of talk, and some confusion, lately about performance-based earthquake engineering (PBEE). Many geotechnical engineers wonder -- what is it, how does it differ from what I've been doing,...

Microtunneling Design Elements
The design elements and the process for a microtunneling project are generally the same as for other underground projects. Design elements include the following: General conditions; Special...

Hail Concepts
Hail, the product of vigorous deep convection, requires those same conditions that are conducive to the development of thunderstorms. These conditions include water vapor, especially in...

Conduct of Operational Hail Suppression Projects
Those conducting hail suppression operations should be vigilant and always prepared to react when potential hailstorms begin to develop. In this chapter, some guidance is provided for...

People Matters – Building Careers and Developing Leadership
This fifth article in the Business of Geotechnics series addresses personnel matters in private-sector engineering and consulting (E&C) firms. I'll be discussing the...

Selected Coastal Engineering Papers of Robert L. Wiegel
Civil Engineering Classics
Sponsored by the Coastal Zone Management Committee of the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute of ASCE. This collection contains 54 papers and...

Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures
Containing Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (TMS 402-11/ACI 530-11/ASCE 5-11), and Specification for Masonry Structures TMS 402-11/ACI 530-11/ASCE 6-11), and Companion Commentaries
Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures contains two standards and their commentaries: Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (TMS 402-11/ACI 530-11/ASCE...

Grouting Materials
This chapter explores the materials used for underground grouting. The basic materials used to produce grouts for underground use are the same as those used in aboveground applications....

Grout Placement Operations
This chapter discusses grout placement operations. The procedures for drilling, proportioning and mixing, and injection used in underground grouting are basically the same as those employed...

Women in Engineering
Professional Life
Women in Engineering: Professional Life illuminates the professional lives of today's women engineers through articles, lectures,...

Body of Knowledge--Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes Necessary for Entry into Professional Practice
This chapter discusses outcomes, statements that describe what individuals are expected to know and be able to do by the time of entry into the practice of civil engineering at the professional...

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...

Ethical and Professional Issues Associated with River Restoration
As river and ecosystem restoration becomes increasingly more common, more professional concerns are arising including licensure, professional responsibility, ethical behavior, competency,...

Changing Our World
True Stories of Women Engineers
Foreword by Mae Carol Jemison, M.D., President, BioSentient Corporation Through real-life stories, the...

 

 

 

 

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