An Arbor for Art
The new $50-million, 153,000 sq ft (14,200 m²) building for the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will provide the museum with more than five times its current gallery space. The design...

Repeat Performance
Working with a budget of $10 million, engineers designing a new high-rise residential structure in New York City had to find creative ways to control costs. One budget-saving idea was...

The Inside Story
A full-scale renovation of the interior of Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hall required shaving much of the depth from two trusses under load conditions, installing new...

Changing Channels
When the strict design parameters of a correctional facility in remote Pennsylvania meant blocking a headwater stream, a team of environmental engineers rerouted the waterway 400 ft (122...

Reconstructing a Grand Boulevard
Wacker Drive, the two-level riverfront roadway that has defined the boundary of Chicago's business and cultural district for more than 75 years, is undergoing a much-needed...

Rapid Delivery
Facing nearly dry wells and a moratorium on development that was about to expire, a small town in the pacific Northwest, using the design/build delivery method, was able to quickly design...

Application of a SonTek Argonaut Side-Looking (SL) Doppler Flow Meter for Measuring Discharge on the Southern Leg of the Parana' River at the Entrance to the Itaipu Binacional Reservoir, Parana', Brasil
Index-velocity and water level data collected with a SonTek Argonaut Side-Looking (SL) Doppler Flow Meter and channel cross-sectional area data were used to compute total discharge on...

Developing Your Team: Managerial Keys to Help Junior Staff Members Advance Their Careers
This chapter provides a guide for managers in helping junior staff advance their careers, including an overview of the simple steps the manager can take that will benefit the new engineer,...

Preserving Pisa's Treasure
Pisa's bell tower, a prime example of Romanesque architecture, would be renowned even if it did not lean. Construction of the tower began in 1173 and was not completed until...

From Competitors to Partners
Embracing a competitor as a business partner may be somewhat uncomfortable for small engineering firms—at least initially. There is natural concern about what a fellow team member—who...

Ancient Concept, Modern Context
For several centuries, Bibliotheca Alexandrina was the cultural center of the Western world. It was built by the heirs of Alexander the Great some 2,400 years ago and burned, some say...

Geotechnical Surgery: A Case History

Delicate Procedure
In 1997 the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), located in downtown Baltimore, began addressing a need for expanded health care facilities within the city. But the existing facilities...

The Many Faces of RCC
The Chinese government, under an aggressive move to boost its hydroelectric power output, is building an extensive system of dams nationwide. Chinese engineers have developed innovative...

Smart Online Structural Monitoring and Diagnosis
(abstract only) This paper describes the observation matrix as innovative monitoring and diagnosis: (1) The matrix elements of the observation matrix multiplied by its transposed serve...

Blast Mitigation Research and Technology Transfer
Terrorists continue to use bombs as a weapon of choice. Recent bombings targeted against the United States, such as the World Trade Center, Murrah Federal Building, Khobar Towers, and...

High Resolution Pressure Measurements on Roofs of Low Buildings
Describing an instrumented module which was built with extremely high pressure tap density to use as a component of a roof or wall....

Update of Serviceability Design Considerations for Low-Rise Steel Buildings
In 1990, the American Institute of Steel Construction published Servicability Design Considerations for Low-Rise Buildings by James M. Fisher and Michael A. West. This document was published...

Small Firms, Big Dig
The local knowledge and technical expertise found in small engineering firms are often critical to the success of large projects. As one of the most comprehensive design and construction...

Mile High Design
Denver's hybrid steel and concrete Invesco Field at Mile High, the National Football League's first design/build stadium, is on schedule to replace the existing...

 

 

 

 

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