Understanding Potential Legal Liabilities of Water Resource Professionals and How to Avoid Them
The salvation of the country's water resources is one of the most important problems facing it today. Focused, as they are, on a problem of such overwhelming significance,...

Architectural Lessons Learned From Hurricane Hugo
All of us in the building design professions have learned many lessons in the last year since Hugo. My experience, as with many of us in the design profession in Charleston, has been on...

Historical Background
Discussions on payments for encountering unexpected conditions in construction commenced in 1960 and subsequent programs were presented in 1963, 1989 and 1991. The current symposium contains...

Who Pays for the Unexpected in Construction—An Architect's Viewpoint
As an Architect, who in the first instance is contractually obligated to address the full range of design discipline services, the question of 'who pays for the unexpected...

Construction Product Performance, The Unexpected
Efforts made in the construction, industry to increase the quality of the constructed facility through the development of new materials and systems and through the reduction of labor intensive...

Contractor Inspection
Partnering between the owner, architect-engineer (A-E) and construction contractor creates an environment which facilitates the successful completion of quality construction. Each participant...

The Structural Curtain
Curtain walls are not standard off-the-shelf items. For major projects, they are almost always custom-designed. Typically, curtain walls are on the critical path of project and often account...

Structural Aesthetics
When the design and construction of a building was the responsibility of a single individual, interaction between the aesthetics of architecture and the demands of structure did not exist...

Integrating Engineering and Architecture Education

Space for 21st Century Civilization

Protection of Wood Designs in Adverse Environments
Engineers and architects are becoming increasingly aware of the risks of poor wood design practices and the benefits of using wood properly. This paper addresses biological factors that...

U.S. Landmarks: Handle With Care
Landmarks are treated with kid gloves during restoration, but striking a balance between costs and aesthetics is difficult. In addition to structural integrity, original construction methods...

Designing in Circles
Round buildings are a popular—but sometimes expensively perceived—design choice. With careful engineering and planning, they can offer a creative, cost-competitive option. They add another...

Quality in the Constructed Project
a Guide for Owners, Designers and Constructors
This final version of the Quality in the Construction Project (ASCE Manual No. 73) provides suggestions and recommendations to owners, design...

Trends in Development of Steel Space Structures in Japan
Trends in recent development of steel spatial structures in Japan are reviewed. Starting from reviewing early development after the World War II, structural systems such as pyramidal roof,...

Toward an LRFD-Based AASHTO Bridge Specification
During the 1987 AASHTO Bridge Committee Meeting, recommendations from NCHRP Project 20-7/31 regarding the development of a probability-based LRFD bridge specification were accepted. NCHRP...

Perceptions of Architects Regarding Use of Computers and Educational Requirements for Architectural Technicians
This paper identifies those cognitive competencies common to all CAD programs to determine which will best prepare the students for entry-level CAD proficiency and flexibility within the...

Beautiful Bridges
There are no rules for creating beautiful bridges. While talent and experience count, bridge design is quite complex and collaboration between highway engineers, architects, and landscape...

Integration of Architectural & Engineering Skills

Automatic Construction Scheduling From Drawings
Generating and maintaining construction schedules from architectural drawings is vital to both construction and design professionals. Automating the task requires combining a CAD system...

 

 

 

 

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