State of the Arts
The complicated structural engineering that went into the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas, allows patrons and performers to focus fully on the arts, and...

New Technology Makes Roof Lifting Cost Effective

A Face-Lift for Lincoln
The 45-year-old Lincoln Tunnel is undergoing a sweeping rehab—from its ceiling on down to its roadway. Each of the three tubes (in the world's only three-tube underwater vehicular...

Rehabbing the U.S.
When it comes to protecting its $1.4 trillion investment in public-works infrastructure, the U.S. has been like a homeowner who puts off fixing a leak until the ceiling lands on his head....

Dynamic Behavior of Full-Scale Wood Diaphragms
Experimental testing of full-scale wood diaphragms has been performed at Washington State University to determine basic dynamic properties. Ten diaphragms, including walls, floors, and...

Tunnel Ceiling Replaced over traffic
The ceiling of the Holland Tunnel under the Hudson River, connecting New Jersey and Manhattan, was 59 years old and needed replacement, a big job because there are 3 miles of ceiling in...

Alterations to Old Wood Building
In order to accommodate a new use, a request was made to remove bearing walls supporting the roof of a 42 year-old building and substitute timber posts. The existing nine-foot ceiling...

Corps of Engineers Navigation Structure Maintenance

The Zero-Energy House: The Bold Low-Cost Breakthrough that may Revolutionize Housing
The world is in the early stages of a revolution in housing. About 200 houses have already been built in Canada that use under $125/yr for electric-resistance space heating — even where...

Washington, D.C. Mall Tunnel
The 4,002 ft (1220 m) cut and cover tunnel crossing the Mall just west of the U.S. Capitol created some unusual construction and design problems. Three areas warrant special mention. These...

Noise Reduction Theory Applied to a Large Power Plant
Difficulty was experienced in conducting conversation even at close distances in turbine gallery of Hungry Horse Power Plant; specially designed enclosures were installed over turbine...

Landing Area Planning: Recent Developments in Airport Lighting (Increasing Airport Capacity An ASCE-AOC Joint Conference 1961)
Visual requirements of pilot during initial and final approach for landing, and touch down and roll-out maneuvers on ground that are part of flight operations; practical solutions including...

 

 

 

 

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