Discouraging Women from STEM Careers Would Violate ASCE's Code of Ethics
The chief executive of a national engineering society writes a column that discouraging women from pursuing career in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. If he has had...

Reviewing the Civil Engineer's Ethical Obligations at Home and Abroad (Part 2)
This month's column is a continuation of last month's in which various international codes of conduct for engineers were compared to ASCE's....

California Ruling Expands Liability of Site-Safety Consultants
This month's column features Peredia v. HR Mobile Services Inc.—a recent appellate decision that offers a thorough analysis of jobsite safety liability for consultants....

A Ladder At Its Core
The ladder-core system is a novel structural system for supertall towers that was created by SOM for Tower 1 at Shum Yip Upperhills, a mixed-use development in Shenzhen, China. The system features eight...

The Leaning Towers of Wilmington, Delaware: Emergency Response and Retrofit of the I-495 Viaduct to Address Lateral Squeeze
On a sunny, summer afternoon last June, the project manager for AECOM's open-end bridge design contract with the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) received an...

Prescriptive Design Method (PrDM)
This chapter discusses the prescriptive design method (PrDM). Topics include classification according to current provisions; system analysis; vertical redistribution of coupling beam forces;...

Component Design
This chapter discusses component design. Topics include coupling beam design; beam-wall connection design; and wall pier design....

Alternative Hybrid Wall Systems
This chapter discusses alternative hybrid wall systems. Topics include unbonded post-tensioned coupled wall systems; steel coupling beam with fuse; and composite shear plate coupling beam....

Viral Fate and Transport Modeling under Salinity Impact
This research studied the impact of salinity on sorption and transport of MS-2 in saturated sand through one-dimensional column experiments. MS-2 was used as a surrogate to understand...

Size and Scale Effects on the Shear Strength of Concrete Beams
This paper identifies and discusses the role of proper geometric scale of relevant parameters in the size effect in shear, particularly in terms of practical beam design. In the overall...

Post and Pad
As the name implies, this type of foundation consists of a concrete or wood pad placed on or buried in the ground. It is the lowest priced option for buildings on frozen silt, which may...

Reinforced Concrete Beam: Introduction
This chapter introduces the subject of reinforced concrete beams....

Reinforced Concrete Beam
This chapter discusses the tabulation of reinforced concrete beams data in Microsoft Excel....

Concrete Biaxial Column: Introduction
This chapter introduces the subject of concrete biaxial columns....

Concrete Biaxial Column: Composite Circular Column
This chapter discusses the tabulation of composite circular column data in Microsoft Excel....

Concrete Biaxial Column: Partial Shell
This chapter discusses the tabulation of partial shell data in Microsoft Excel....

Concrete Biaxial Column: Photographs
This chapter includes photographs of concrete biaxial columns....

Column Deck Interface
This chapter discusses the tabulation of column deck interface data in Microsoft Excel....

Slab-Column Moment Shear Transfer
This chapter discusses the tabulation of slab-column moment shear transfer data in Microsoft Excel....

Reinforced Concrete Beam
This chapter discusses the tabulation of reinforced concrete beam data in Microsoft Excel....

 

 

 

 

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