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...

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...

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...

Comparison of the EJCDC Documents with the AIA Documents
Both the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC) publish a guide to the preparation of Supplementary Conditions which modify...

Limitation of Liability as Part of Negotiated Risk Allocation in Engineering Contracts
The use of risk allocation in design contracts has grown considerably over the past eighteen years and is now used extensively by architects and engineers. Negotiated risk allocation has...

Discussion of the Use of Multi-Design Contracts
The paper begins by defining the multi-prime contract for design services, under which there is more than one contract between design professional and owner for a single project. It then...

Arbitration's Role in Construction Disputes
The earliest arbitration idea arose when two parties to a contract were unable to agree and thereupon submitted the question to an independent party to decide the issues. Most states now...

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

 

 

 

 

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