Effects of Impervious Area Estimation Methods on Simulated Peak Discharges
The variability of simulated flood discharges is evaluated using two methods for estimating impervious surfaces and common design methods in the Mission Creek watershed (31 sq km) located...

Size and Scale Effects on the Shear Strength of Concrete Beams
This paper identifies and discusses the role of proper geometric scale of relevant parameters in the size effect in shear, particularly in terms of practical beam design. In the overall...

Innovative Methods Used in the Design and Construction of the New Tacoma Narrows Bridge
On September 25, 2002, Notice-to-Proceed for a Design/Build Agreement was issued by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), directing Tacoma Narrows Constructors (TNC)...

Current Programs in American Post-Secondary Wood Design Education
Wood engineering has been a requirement in civil/structural engineering education curricula forcenturies. In 1990, a comprehensive survey was conducted of wood engineering educationprograms...

The Role of Aesthetics in Bridge Design
The role of aesthetics in current bridge design practice varies widely. Many bridgeprojects in the United States are developed without including aesthetics as one of theproject goals....

Structures Congress 2008
Crossing Borders
The 40th Structures Congress's technical program consists of 10 tracks and three poster sessions. The program covers practical design in the following topic areas including...

Offshore Technology in Civil Engineering
Hall of Fame Papers from the Early Years: Volume Three
Prepared by the Subcommittee on Offshore Technology Conference Support of the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute of ASCE. This series presents...

Evaluation of Geopier Rammed Aggregate Piers by Geopier Foundation Company
Final Report
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC). This report describes a HITEC evaluation designed to determine the basic capabilities...

Design-Build Contract Complexities
There are many approaches or options that an owner may pursue in acquiring facilities. Depending on the owner's objectives, the DB project approach may offer unique benefits,...

Project Definition and Conceptual Design
In order to select a DB contractor, the owner must define its requirements for project implementation and for the completed project. These requirements are typically incorporated into...

General Terms and Conditions
DB commercial contract terms can differ from conventional design-bid-build project terms, depending primarily on the owner's objectives, the level of risk that is to be assigned...

Specifications for Design-Build Projects
This chapter discusses the various specifications that come with a design-build project, including owner-generated specifications and contractor-generated specifications....

Sample Design-Build Performance Specification

Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures
Containing Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (TMS 402-08/ACI 530-08/ASCE 5-08, Specification for Masonry Structures (TMS 602-08/ACI 530.1-08/ASCE 6-08) and Companion Committees
The Code covers the design and construction of masonry structrures while the Specification is concerned with the minimum construction requirements for masonry in structures. Some of the...

Offshore Technology in Civil Engineering
Hall of Fame Papers from the Early Years: Volume Two
Prepared by the Program Committee, Offshore Technology Conference, of the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute of ASCE. This series presents...

A Probabilistic Investigation of Foundation Design for Offshore Gravity Structures

Geotechnical Considerations in Foundation Design of Offshore Gravity Structures

Structures Congress 2007
The Congress' technical program was designed with the practicing structural engineer in mind while maintaining a rigorous standard for the academic presentations. Topics include:...

Design-Build Procurement
This section addresses suggested means for reaching agreement between owner and DB team on the definition of expected geotechnical conditions....

Contributing Factors
This chapter examines contributing factors of the hurricane protection system failures, including the underappreciated risk to New Orleans, a piecemeal implementation of the hurricane...

 

 

 

 

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