Making Buildings Move
Advances in mechanization and power electronics have helped to make retractable roofs and large operable walls and doors more practical and efficient to build. In recent years, architects and engineers...

Pedestrian, Cyclist Bridge in Utrecht Crosses School Roof and Canal

Safe!
Rather than tear down a century-old warehouse that occupied the site of a planned baseball stadium, engineers renovated and reused the structure as part of the ballpark. Fans can view...

Wide Open
The retractable roof of the stadium being built for the Arizona Cardinals will be the first in the United States to operate on an incline, and the extraordinary trusses that support it...

Failures and Problems with Lift-Slab Construction
This chapter provides an overview of failures and problems with lift-slab construction. Topics include jack systems with inadequate take-up devices; the Canadian wedge connection; Serra...

An Arbor for Art
The new $50-million, 153,000 sq ft (14,200 m²) building for the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will provide the museum with more than five times its current gallery space. The design...

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...

High Resolution Pressure Measurements on Roofs of Low Buildings
Describing an instrumented module which was built with extremely high pressure tap density to use as a component of a roof or wall....

Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award and Award of Merit for 2001
The outstanding civil engineering achievement award (OCEA) recognizes civil engineering projects that contribute to community well-being, demonstrate resourcefulness in planning and solving...

Ties to Excellence
The new Exhibition Center London (ExCeL) on the north side of the Royal Victoria Dock in London is just one of many structures altering the Docklands' landscape. The roof...

Double Domed (Available in Structural Engineering Special Issue only)
A 45,000-seat soccer stadium under construction in La Plata, Argentina, takes domed roof design to the next level. A Tenstar dome, first used in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, consists of...

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...

Fanfare (Available only in Special Structural Issue)
The owners of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team decided in the late 1980s that their current home, the 50-year-old County Stadium, could no longer offer the facilities that attract crowds...

Glass Rebar's Growing Pain
Although engineers have used glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) reinforcing bar in applications as diverse as winery roofs and bridge decks, a lack of standards and understanding by...

Cap of Concrete
The roof of a new $84 million arena in New Orleans was built using techniques usually seen in tied-arch concrete bridges. The concrete components of the roof carry the large compression...

Survey of Steel Roof Systems

Unique Glued Laminated Timber Roof Structures for the Lisbon Multi-Use Arena

Simplified Reliability Analysis of Light-Frame Roofs Subject to Uplift Loads

Remote Roof Stability Monitoring for Underground Nonmetal Mines

Challenges Created by the Hierarchy in Facility Rehabilitation Projects

 

 

 

 

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