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

Deep and High in Hawaii
The First Hawaiian Center, headquarters of the First Hawaiian Bank, will be the tallest building in Hawaii when it is completed in 1996. The unusual design, by architects Cohn Pedersen...

Bridging the Gap Between Architecture and Engineering
Building design is interdisciplinary by nature. Indeed, the collaboration of architect and structural engineer is critical to the success of building design projects. Yet with few exceptions...

Space Frames and Polyhedra
Polyhedra are easy to build and they can be useful as architectural matrices. Relatively small polyhedra can be built as faceted structures; very large ones can be built with space frames....

OSHA and the Design Professional
Since the creation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the question of how the role of design professionals - engineers and architects - relate to the safety of a construction...

Restoring Freedom at the Capitol Dome
Early one morning last spring, a helicopter lifted that Statue of Freedom off its pedestal at the top of the U.S. Capitol Dome where it had stood undisturbed since shortly after the Civil...

 

 

 

 

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