Megaproject Monitoring by Satellite — InSAR-based Settlement-time History: Measuring Hundreds of Thousands of Points, Several Times a Month, Across an Entire City
Satellite-based interferometric synthetic aperture radar, or InSAR, has gained unequivocal importance as a routine and precise monitoring method for large and small areas alike. Historical datasets allow...

Building on Hudson Yards In Section: Megaproject Geotechnics: Can a Megaproject Be Big Enough to Change a Building Code?
As a young geotechnical consulting engineer working in New York City, I was always curious as to why the city’s building code prescribed a maximum allowable rock-socket skin-friction value of 200 psi for...

The Best Laid Plans: Capitol Crossing Restores L’Enfant’s Vision of "Federal City"
In 1791, President Washington appointed French engineer Pierre Charles L’Enfant to plan Federal City — today’s District of Columbia. L’Enfant’s methodical design called for the center of the city to be...

The investigations: The World Trade Center towers
On Aug. 21, 2002, the National Institute of Standards and Technology announced it would conduct a building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center disaster. This investigation was conducted...

The investigations: The Pentagon
On the day that terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, ASCE and its Structural Engineering Institute established a group of volunteers, known as the building performance study, or...

From the Ashes: One World Trade Center

Material Difference
It was only fitting that the design of a center dedicated to the visual arts on the campus of Franklin & Marshall College feature an interplay of materials — from glass and concrete to steel and...

Wings Over Washington Flying Theater: The Greatest Show in the Air and Over the Water
Wings Over Washington is a new state-of-theart flying theater that simulates the feeling of soaring with a bald eagle over the Washington State landscape....

Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Its Unique Camera Aperture-style Retractable Roof: A Collaborative Approach to Myriad Foundation Support Systems
The multiuse Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and MLS’s Atlanta United soccer teams, opened in 2017 and is used as a sports facility and major entertainment venue (Figure 1). With...

Intergalactic Soil Nails: Excavation Support for the Deep Space Auditorium
A software company based outside Madison, Wis., had a need for an auditorium as part of its campus expansion in 2011. The 829,000-sq-ft, 11,400-seat "Deep Space" auditorium was to be built underground,...

Design of Shoreline Protection Measures : The Importance of Geotechnical Engineering in Waterfront Design
Over the past decade, there’s been an increased realization of the need to better protect our shorelines, particularly in urban environments along coastlines that have already been impacted by storm surge...

Seismic Performance of a Deep Soil Mixing Grid: A Magnitude 7.1 Load Test at the Port of Alaska
The Port of Alaska in Anchorage (Port) has embarked on a multiphase modernization program that includes the development of a new petroleum and cement terminal (PCT) berth. The berth consists of a pile-supported...

2019 Subscription Catalog: ASCE Library

Sinking Chicago: Climate Change and the Remaking of a Flood-Prone Environment, By Harold L. Platt, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2018

Designing for Cycle Traffic: International Principles and Practice, By John Parkin. Westminster, London: ICE Publishing, 2018

Our Higher Calling: Rebuilding the Partnership between America and its Colleges & Universities, by Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: The University of North Carolina Press, 2018

From Engineer to Manager: Mastering the Transition, Second Edition, by B. Michael Aucoin. Norwood, Massachusetts: Artech House Publishers, 2018

The New Carbon Architecture: Building to Cool the Climate, By Bruce King. Gabriola Island, British Columbia: New Society Publishers, 2017

Design Professional’s Guide to Zero Net Energy Buildings, By Charles Eley. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2016

A Whole-System Approach to High-Performance Green Buildings, By David Strong and Victoria Burrows. Boston: Artech House, 2017

 

 

 

 

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