Center of Attention
The designers of the new Washington Convention Center created an immense building that complements rather than overpowers the surrounding neighborhood. By placing the main exhibit hall...

Panel Discussion: Synthesis - What Does It All Mean?
This final panel and group discussion revisted topics from all of the week's sessions. It was acknowledged that the conference has addressed the threat of terrorism to diverse systems...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Engineering, Design and Construction of Lunar Bases
How do we begin to expand our civilization to the Moon? What are the technical issues that infrastructural engineers, in particular, must address? This paper has the goal of introducing...

Atmospheric Corrosion Resistance of Structural Steels
The main objective of this paper is to provide engineers with data on thickness loss of structural steel members resulting from corrosion. To this end, the writers have collected atmospheric...

Assessment of Water Quality Monitoring Sites by an Optimization Method
Allocation of sampling sites is the initial and the most crucial step of the water quality monitoring network design and redesign process. Several different approaches have been used within...

Impact of Chemically-Induced Clay Transport and Deposition on the Hydraulic Conductivity of a Natural Sand
The purpose of this paper is to understand in part the dynamic impact of surfactants on hydraulic conductivity for designing enhanced pump and treat operations. This paper has two aims:...

Practical Groundwater and Conjunctive Water Optimization
The Simulation/Optimization MOdeling System (SOMOS) makes it easy to do groundwater optimization modeling for a variety of scales and situations. The SOMOA module uses analytical equations,...

Bayesian Approach to Support Design of a Groundwater Long Term Monitoring Plan
This paper discusses a retrospective data assimilation approach that allows one to examine the spatial and temporal differences between forecast and observed states. Their stability, or...

Development and Application of a Decision Support System for Municipal Water Infrastructure Planning: Challenges and Successes
Many water utilities across the country continue to face the challenge of intelligent planning for cost effective, efficient operation, larger demands, stricter government regulations,...

First of Its Kind
The crossing designed to replace the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, in New Haven, Connecticut, appears to be a cable-stayed bridge with unusually short towers but in fact is an extradosed...

The Benefits of Virtual Building Tools
Several short case studies illustrate how virtual building tools enable designers, builders, and owners to test any aspect of a project's design, organization, and schedule...

Joining Forces
In times of limited funding, roads and mass transit are sometimes seen as competing interests, but in Denver the two are united in a massive effort to reinvent an aging and congested transportation...

Island in the Mur
Floating atop an immense pontoon like a shimmering seashell, this elliptical island of steel and glass in the middle of an Austrian river—an inventive, unconventional bridge—was designed...

Under Cover
In capping a 190-acre hazardous landfill in metropolitan Los Angeles, engineers saved time and money by relying on a construction method seldom used in the environmental sector: design/build....

Frozen Ground Engineering
This new edition gives a peerless presentation of soil mechanics for frozen ground conditions and a variety of frozen ground support systems used on construction project worldwide. An...

The Role of Pavement Mechanics in the Future of Pavement Design, Construction, Performance, and Management - Opening Address

 

 

 

 

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