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...

Critique on Building Envelope Sessions

Marinas, Parks and Recreation Developments
This proceedings, Marinas, Parks & Recreation Developments, contains papers presented at the International Conference sponsored by...

Building the Urban Environment
Experts from the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank offer tips for architects and others taking their first plunge into international markets. The hottest market, they...

Development of Computer-Based Models of Standards and Attendant Knowledge-Base and Procedural Systems
Existing and new technology can be used to develop a new generation of standards that would allow designers to use complex standards efficiently, help standard-writing bodies to detect...

Tolerance Requirements for Remote Handling at the Hanford Vitrification Project
A new and innovative approach to installation of the many remote nozzles and electrical connectors that must be installed to demanding tolerances has been developed by the architect/engineer...

Interdisciplinary Communication of Design Critique in the Conceptual Design Stage
Computer tools provide little support for the communication of design concepts and problems across disciplines. Our objective is to help bridge the communication gap between architects...

CAD System for Structural Aesthetics of Bridge Form
An exploratory design process for aesthetic bridge structure is proposed in this paper through developing a prototype of comprehensive CAD system. This process is conceived not only for...

NEUROFLOOR: A Flooring System Selection Neural Network
A back-propagation neural network (BPNN) has been trained to help building designers and engineers in designing or analyzing steel bar joist flooring systems. The NEUROFLOOR BPNN allows...

The Mightiest of Them All
Memories of Grand Coulee Dam
The Mightiest of Them All: Memories of Grand Coulee Dam presents the experiences of L. Vaughn Downs from the time he started working on the...

Imaging the Future
Design professionals of all stripes, including engineers, will find themselves working with a variety of visual images more and more in the near future. Image literacy, an understanding...

Conquering China: The Canadian Combination
Canadian architectural/engineering firms are doing hundreds of millions of dollars of consulting business in the People's Republic of China. Their advantages include well-connected...

Lunar Habitats—Places for People
As part of President George Bush's Space Exploration Initiative, lunar bases or habitats are envisioned for long-term habitation by humans. This paper presents factors that should be considered...

The Design of the Airside Concourses
The growth of commercial air traffic in the United States has resulted in the development of the 'New Denver International Airport.' the airside concourses were designed by joint venture...

The Crown and the Curtain Wall
Crowning the complex curtainwall of an 870 ft concrete tower with a 150 ft high crown of aluminum masts in concentric rings above the 60th floor required ingenuity and extraordinary cooperation...

The Greening of Greens
Until recently, most consulting engineers thought golf courses were fun to design, good for the portfolio, but not worthy of much serious thought. Environmental issues and competing uses...

 

 

 

 

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