A Brief History of Jet Grouting in the Last 50 Years: The Story of Its Evolution
Jet grouting, a grouting soil improvement construction technique, was first developed in Japan in the 1960s and 1970s, and then introduced in Europe a few years later in the form of a proposal for soil...

Tsunami Loads and Effects
Guide to the Tsunami Design Provisions of ASCE 7-16
The devastating tsunamis that struck Chile and Japan in 2010 and 2011 underscored the critical need for new structural design criteria to improve building resilience and safeguard human life. They also...

Serpentine Pavilions Open in London and Beijing

Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China, By Robert Gottlieb and Simon Ng. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2017

Cutout spaces and verdant terraces define the new, block-like headquarters building for Banque Libano-Française in Beyrouth (Beirut), Lebanon…

Innovations in Geosynthetic Rolled Erosion Control Products: From Forests to Fibers
Over the last 50 years, many different types of geosynthetic rolled erosion control products (RECPs) have emerged, ranging from different structure types to different fiber types. Natural-fiber...

Tsunamis along West Coast of Luzon, Philippines

NewsBriefs: 'Superbus' May Help Ease Gridlock in China (Global Times)

Short Takes: TCFE Establishes Relationship with China

A Verdant Oasis in the sky resembling interconnected neuron cells rises over Tokyo...

A Planned Residential Complex in Singapore

Structures: Singapore's Observation Wheel Tops London Eye

China to Develop World's Fastest Train

Surviving Natural Forces from Taiwanese Civil Engineers Perspective
A natural disaster is an unexpected or uncontrollable natural event that usually results in widespread destruction of property or loss of life. Taiwan is located in a geographically unique...

Lessons Learned from the December 26, 2004 Sumatra Quake and Tsunami
On December 26, 2004, a devastating earthquake occurred off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, creating seismic and tsunami waves felt by people who live around the Indian Ocean....

Achievements and Challenges of China Construction
China is at the starting point of an accelerative urbanization process. A great number of infrastructural projects and residential areas are under construction. This paper provides an...

Flood Warning System for the Sutlej River in Remote Northern India
Through a collaborative effort of the Central Water Commission (CWC) of India, the U.S. Agency for International Development (which provided funding for the project), Riverside Technology,...

Summary of Approaches for Estimating Playa Lake Flooding
Playa, or terminal, lakes are common in semi- and arid environments; and their characteristic level, hard, and usually dry surfaces make them ideal for airports, as they are used in the...

Transferring Research Into Practice
Lesson from Japan's Construction Industry: A Report by the Civil Engineering Research Foundation and Japan International Research Task Force (JTF)

Book Review: How Much Should a Person Consume? Environmentalism in India and the United States by Ramachandra Guha. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 2006

 

 

 

 

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