Planning for Recreation at Wolford Mountain Reservoir

Twin Peaks—The Oregon Convention Center, an Architect's Perspective

Defusing Delay Claims
Many contractors, owners and design professionals are finally becoming aware of and sensitive to high cost and substantial risks associated with litigating delay claims. As a result, the...

San Francisco Bay's Jeweled Necklace (Available only in Focus on Structures Special Edition)
When one looks at a map of San Francisco Bay, three bridges stand out to form a link around the central part of the Bay. At night, it takes little imagination for one to see the lights...

A User's Guide to Federal Architect
Engineer Contracts
The User's Guide to Architect-Engineer Contracts explores the process of selecting architect-engineer firms to perform design...

Testing and Effectiveness of a New Urban BMP Stormceptor®*
Stormwater management for water quality control, pollution prevention and pretreatment can be a difficult problem for the development design professional, a costly and time consuming problem...

Tensioned Fabric Structures
A Practical Introduction
The objective of this publication is to provide basic information about the nature and characteristics of tensioned fabric structures. Its target audience includes architects, engineers,...

The Agent Collaboration Environment, An Assistant for Architects and Engineers

All-Around Arenas (Available only in Structures special issue)
Structural form and architectural function go hand-in-hand in the design of today's modern multipurpose arenas. The 19th century architect, Louis H. Sullivan, coined the phrase...

Engineering Ethics
Recent revelations about the 1978 emergency retrofit of the Citicorp Center in New York City sparked an assessment of ethical dilemmas by the structural engineering community. In May 1995,...

Seeking Structural Solutions
A photo essay on the unique work of Santiago Calatrava, a Spanish-born engineer and architect whose bridges and buildings have attracted international attention for their unusual esthetics....

Project Planning
Good project management is based on good project planning. A project work plan, structured from a good process, is a statement of what is to be done, who is responsible for each task,...

Engineers and ADA
When it comes to the Americans with Disabilities Act, design professionals have special liability concerns. Engineers not only have to ensure that clients meet the act's stringent...

Foreign Design in the Japanese Construction Market

A Knowledge-based Construction Claims Advisor

Shoring Up a Cultural Pillar
With the grand opening of its new addition this past spring, the Denver Central Library took a giant step to quadrupling its size and bringing the library into the information age while...

Documenting Design-Build
For engineers more familiar with the traditional design–bid–build process, design–build might present some unforeseen risks and responsibilities. To define and allocate these, the Engineers...

Architectural Engineering - Engineering Education for the 21st Century

Design-Build Doesn't Necessarily Have to be What You Thought It Was: A Case Study in which the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Explores Alternatives to `Conventional Wisdom' on Issues Associated with Design-Build

Pittsburgh International Airport: The Design Process

 

 

 

 

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