Safer in Seattle
Constructed in the early 1900s, the Elliott Bay Seawall, in Seattle, protects the city’s downtown waterfront from the erosive forces of Puget Sound and Elliott Bay. Because of its deteriorating condition...

Bill Shannon and Stan Wilson: Geotechnical Pioneers with a 60-Year Legacy
Starting a business today can pose an array of challenges–planning, financial, legal, and licensing among them. But at its core, a company's founders must be dedicated to...

Long-Term Performance Monitoring of a Hillside Retaining Wall
To accommodate expansion of the West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle, WA, a 3,000-ft-long soldier pile, tieback-anchored retaining wall was constructed from May 1991 to May 1992. An oblique...

Challenging Soils in Seattle, Washington

Pioneer Square Areaways
Pioneer Square, one of the earliest neighborhoods in Seattle, is adjacent to Elliott Bay. Much ofthis part of the city originally was built on existing land that used to get flooded. When...

Fundamentally Sound
Through careful coordination of remediation work that will include the dredging of contaminated sediment and the control of storm water, a busy Seattle shipyard is charting a course for...

Damage Report from Seattle
The epicenter of the magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck the Puget Sound region of Washington on February 28, 2001, was located 11 mi (18 km) northeast of Olympia and about 36 mi (58...

The New Orleans Network
Though Seattle and Portland are the cities usually associated with high rainfall, the New Orleans metropolitan area averages 58 in. (1,473 mm) of rainfall each year—more than any other...

A Whole New Experience
Experience Music Project co-founders Paul Allen and Jody Allen Patton wanted a new museum/interactive music facility for Seattle that reflected the creativity of Jimi Hendrix. In architect...

The Digital Evolution
As designers such as Gehry Architects dream up ever-more fluid and sculptural shapes for buildings, the only way to turn those aesthetic shapes into solid, safe structures is by using...

Tunnels through the History of Seattle

Bridge Seismic Retrofits in Seattle

Geomorphological and Geotechnical Issues Affecting the Seismic Slope Stability of the Duwamish River Delta, Port of Seattle, Washington

Seismic Design for Seattle's First Avenue South Water Main

Bear Creek Microtunnel for City of Seattle

Best of Both Worlds
All around the Pacific Rim structural engineers are experimenting with concrete filled steel tubes as structural elements. The concrete filled tubes take advantage of the best properties...

Seattle Solutions
Many of Seattle's most important bridges are vulnerable to serious damage if a much-anticipated big earthquake hits. A city-wide study designated lifeline structures for retrofitting,...

Port of Seattle Terminal 18 Expansion

Up and Running: Final Design and Startup of the Terminal 5 Expansion at the Port of Seattle

Outlook on Seattle: A Port of Seattle Park with a Community Point of View

 

 

 

 

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