Transforming Crissy Field
The Presidio's Crissy Field in San Francisco has been converted from a military airfield and industrial storage yard into a magnificent urban waterfront park. Thanks to a...

A Higher Profile
After an extensive inspection revealed severe corrosion to the substructure of a low-lying bridge over salt water in Norfolk, Virginia, engineers devised a retrofit that included vertical...

Past and Future of Construction Equipment—Part IV
The development of construction equipment has followed the major changes in global transportation. In 1420, Giovanni Fontana was dreaming of and diagramming dredging machines. Development...

Some Historical and Future Aspects of Engineering
This paper considers some historical aspects of engineering mechanics with emphasis on the long historical development of mechanics from the evolution of mathematics and tool-making before...

Observations on Low-Speed Aeroelasticity
A brief history of developments in the field of low-speed aeroelasticity is provided in the context of application to long-span bridge structures. The paper begins with summary of some...

What Is Hydraulic Engineering?
This paper, written to mark ASCE's 150th anniversary, traces the role of hydraulic engineering from early or mid-twentieth-century to the beginning of the twenty-first century....

ASCE History and Heritage Programs
Concerned that neither the general public nor civil engineers themselves were fully appreciative of the contributions of civil engineers to the development and standard of living of the...

State of the Art of Structural Engineering
The objective of this paper is to provide an overview of the developments in structural engineering that took place during the past century. This overview includes: (1) some of the major...

Special Structures: Past, Present, and Future
Special structures are landmarks and testimonials to the achievements of the structural engineering profession. They are true three-dimensional...

Surveying and Mapping: History, Current Status, and Future Projections
Since the founding of ASCE in 1852, remarkable changes have occurred in all areas of civil engineering practice, including surveying and mapping. Instruments employed in surveying and...

Development of Transportation Engineering Research, Education, and Practice in a Changing Civil Engineering World
Transportation has been one of the essential areas within civil engineering since its early days. In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of ASCE, this paper presents a review of developments...

Forensics and Case Studies in Civil Engineering Education: State of the Art
This paper reviews the state of the art in the use of forensic engineering and failure case studies in civil engineering education. The study of engineering failures can offer students...

Role of ASCE in the Advancement of Computing in Civil Engineering
Computing has emerged as a major focus area in civil engineering, just as it has in other disciplines. This paper examines the role of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in...

Wood and Wood-Based Materials: Current Status and Future of a Structural Material
Wood is one of the earliest construction materials, and the structural use of wood and wood-based materials continues to steadily increase. In fact, new wood-based materials continue to...

Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites for Construction—State-of-the-Art Review
A concise state-of-the-art survey of fiber-reinforced polymer (also known as fiber-reinforced plastic) composites for construction applications in civil engineering is presented. The paper...

Super Structure
The tallest building in Latin America, the Torre Mayor rises 55 stories in one of the world's most seismically active zones to demonstrate how innovative structural engineering...

The Big Dig's Big Dig
Widely recognized as the most demanding component of Boston's Central Artery/Tunnel Project, the tunnel jacking work performed beneath operating rail tracks represents a quantum...

A Realistic Vision for the Future of IT in Civil Engineering and a Plan for Achieving It
In October 2001, a group of experts from the capital projects industry met in San Antonio, Texas to begin development of a comprehensive technology research and development (R&D)...

Flying High
The disgners of a new hangar for the U.S. Air Force Museum created a strong, functional structure with a peaceful mission: to tell the story of American military aviation....

Suggested References and Organizations for Furthur Information
This section offers a few references for further information on earthquake engineering....

 

 

 

 

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