The Leaning Towers of Wilmington, Delaware: Emergency Response and Retrofit of the I-495 Viaduct to Address Lateral Squeeze
On a sunny, summer afternoon last June, the project manager for AECOM's open-end bridge design contract with the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) received an...

Alternative Technologies
In recent years, new permeable pavement product variations have entered the market. This chapter describes general characteristics for several emerging products. The following types of...

Contemporary Grouting Practices in Composite Seepage Cutoff Construction

Viral Fate and Transport Modeling under Salinity Impact
This research studied the impact of salinity on sorption and transport of MS-2 in saturated sand through one-dimensional column experiments. MS-2 was used as a surrogate to understand...

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...

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...

Concrete Biaxial Column: Introduction
This chapter introduces the subject of concrete biaxial columns....

Concrete Biaxial Column: Composite Circular Column
This chapter discusses the tabulation of composite circular column data in Microsoft Excel....

Concrete Biaxial Column: Partial Shell
This chapter discusses the tabulation of partial shell data in Microsoft Excel....

Concrete Biaxial Column: Photographs
This chapter includes photographs of concrete biaxial columns....

Column Deck Interface
This chapter discusses the tabulation of column deck interface data in Microsoft Excel....

Slab-Column Moment Shear Transfer
This chapter discusses the tabulation of slab-column moment shear transfer data in Microsoft Excel....

New Shear Stud Provisions for Composite Beam Design
The 2005 American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (AISC 2005) will contain significant changes to the shear connector provisions for...

Power Shift
Engineers designing a Manhattan skyscraper with offices in the lower floors and residences in the upper found that they had to employ several unusual methods to accommodate client needs....

Reconstructed With Precision
Rehabilitating a heavily traveled crossing while traffic continues to flow is a complicated endeavor. Add the attention to detail required to preserve the character of a historic 1920's...

Use of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites as Reinforcing Material for Concrete
Although the potential of continuous fiber reinforced polymers (FRPs) was recognized more than 50 years ago, bottlenecks such as vulnerability to static fatigue, ultraviolet radiation,...

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...

An Alternative Approach
An innovative foundation system at a Virginia power plant relies on columns constructed via jet grouting to support elevated units that reduce pollution. The approach required less drilling,...

Advancing Under London
Bored tunnels account for more than 20 percent of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, the high-speed rail line that will connect the Channel Tunnel with London upon its completion in 2007. In...

Stability and Loads
This chapter examines stability and loads. Topics include stability and lateral load resistance during construction; effective lengths of cantilever columns; effect on stability of frame...

 

 

 

 

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