Enhancing the Solution of Large Monitoring Network Design Problems Using a New Epsilon-Dominance Hierarchical Bayesian Optimization Algorithm
Designing long-term monitoring (LTM) networks for contaminated groundwater is a challenging problem that has long been recognized to suffer from the curse of dimensionality. LTM design...

An Experimental Study on the Behaviour of Full-Scale Composite Steel Frames under Furnace Loading
In view of recent large fires in tall buildings, such as One Meridian Square (USA), East Tower Central Park (Venezuela), World Trade Center (USA) and Windsor Tower (Spain), there has been...

Design-Build Contract Complexities
There are many approaches or options that an owner may pursue in acquiring facilities. Depending on the owner's objectives, the DB project approach may offer unique benefits,...

General Terms and Conditions
DB commercial contract terms can differ from conventional design-bid-build project terms, depending primarily on the owner's objectives, the level of risk that is to be assigned...

Specifications for Design-Build Projects
This chapter discusses the various specifications that come with a design-build project, including owner-generated specifications and contractor-generated specifications....

Sample Design-Build Performance Specification

Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures
Containing Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (TMS 402-08/ACI 530-08/ASCE 5-08, Specification for Masonry Structures (TMS 602-08/ACI 530.1-08/ASCE 6-08) and Companion Committees
The Code covers the design and construction of masonry structrures while the Specification is concerned with the minimum construction requirements for masonry in structures. Some of the...

Preserving an Historic Structure at the World Trade Center Site

Structures Congress 2008
Crossing Borders
The 40th Structures Congress's technical program consists of 10 tracks and three poster sessions. The program covers practical design in the following topic areas including...

A Sensitive Application of Modern Engineering for the Tower of London

An Intervention for Christ Church Cathedral Library Tower

NewsBriefs: Data on `Green' Products to be Standardized (Construction Specifications Institute)

Structures Congress 2007
The Congress' technical program was designed with the practicing structural engineer in mind while maintaining a rigorous standard for the academic presentations. Topics include:...

Structurally Enhanced Foundations: A Functional Solution to Thaw Strain in Frozen Sand and Gravel
Some building sites with perennially frozen soil profiles are developed using nonelevated, conventional-appearing foundation systems. These sites consist of frozen sands and gravels and...

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...

Design-Build Procurement
This section addresses suggested means for reaching agreement between owner and DB team on the definition of expected geotechnical conditions....

Roles and Responsibilities
This section summarizes the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved: owner, design team, contractor, construction manager, and dispute adjudicators....

Foundation Engineering Handbook
Design and Construction with the 2006 International Building Code
This practical resource focuses on foundation engineering, emphasizing the geotechnical aspects and the use of the International Building Code(R). Chapters Include: . Chapter 1: Introduction...

Structural Steel Designer's Handbook
AISC, AASHTO, AISI, ASTM, AREMA, and ASCE-07 Design Standards
Mirroring the latest developments in materials, methods, codes, and standards in building and bridge design, this is a one-of-a-kind, definitive reference for engineers. Chapters include:...

Changing Our World
True Stories of Women Engineers
Foreword by Mae Carol Jemison, M.D., President, BioSentient Corporation Through real-life stories, the...

 

 

 

 

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