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...

Art by Design
The University of Iowa’s Visual Arts Building opened last fall on a campus that is still recovering from flooding in 2008 that caused nearly $800 million in damage. The structure houses the university’s...

Military Geotechnics in the Ancient World: Geo-Innovating the Hard Way
The technical expertise that is now part of geotechnical engineering was of paramount importance in the ancient worlds. This is because before, but also after, the invention of siege equipment, nearly...

Nature Sides with the Hidden Flaw: Lessons Learned from Failures of Earth-Support Systems
In recent years, the demand for excavations and fills of significant height has increased due to many factors, including requirements for below-grade parking for urban buildings and the need to construct...

Transparent Roof, Operable Walls Highlight Minnesota Multipurpose Stadium

Serpentine Walls Support Light-Filled Twist to Glass Museum's Latest Expansion

Sheet Pile Wall

Behaviour of Open-Ended Pipe Piles in Sand During Installation and Loading
An experimental study was performed to investigate the physical processes which influence the axial load capacities of open-ended steel pipe piles in sand. A double-walled pipe pile was...

Cyclic Response of Steel-Stud Framed Wall Panels

Cagelike Frame Will Support Shanghai Tower's Twisting Curtain Wall

Viscous Wall Dampers Enhance Hospital's Seismic Performance

Seawalls, Seacliffs, Beachrock: What Beach Effects? Part 3

Seawalls, Seacliffs, Beachrock: What Beach Effects? Part 2

Seawalls, Seacliffs, Beachrock: What Beach Effects? Part 1

Jefferson Memorial Seawall Project Is Under Way

Scenic Footbridge Clings To Canyon Wall

Permanent Soil Nail Wall Construction in Unstable Sands

NewsBriefs: Largest 'Green' Wall in North America Unveiled

Development of Fundamental Wall Geometry
Back matter pages come after the papers or chapters in a published work. This back matter contains an appendix....

Prescriptive Design Method (PrDM)
This chapter discusses the prescriptive design method (PrDM). Topics include classification according to current provisions; system analysis; vertical redistribution of coupling beam forces;...

 

 

 

 

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