Finished With a Flourish
The Walt Disney Concert Hall has survived budgeting shortfalls, a major earthquake, and formidable design changes to become an evocative beacon for the arts in downtown Los Angeles....

Tying It All Together
The Rancocas Greek Bridge, a steel tied arch designed for both light-rail and freight train loading, may be the first bridge of its kind to carry freight trains in the United States....

Linking Past and Future
A superhighways spanning all of northern Greece - linking the port city of Igoumenitsa in the west to Turkey in the east - elevates an ancient trade route to modern design standards. Staggering...

Rock on Down the Road
The reconstruction of 11 miles of U.S. Highway 52 through the heart of Rochester, Minnesota-known as the Roc 52 project-appears poised to become the standard by which all design/build...

The Best Alternative
The City of Portland, Oregon, is using a hybrid contracting scheme that combines the scheduling advantages of design/build with the control of a construction manager arrangement to construct...

Firepower
The processes put in place by water utilities are designed with the quality of water normally received for treatment in mind. But the runoff from areas ravaged by fire can degrade that...

Bridge and Tunnel Security
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and the Federal Highway Administration recently convened a panel of esteemed researchers and experts in bridge and...

Outside the Box
Employing an innovative design that made construction quick and economical, the box girder structure carrying Highway N-2 over interstate 80 near Grand Island, Nebraska, became the first...

Case Studies in Steel
An innovative project delivery system for structural steel buildings enables the structural engineer to provide complete structural design services on conventional contractor-led design/build...

Symbol of Strength
Shortly after the Oklahoma City bombing, the federal government decided to rebuild. The result is an architectural gem incorporating the latest advances in blast resistance and sustainable...

Water Wise in Phoenix
To satisfy its growing demand for safe drinking water, Phoenix has turned to an innovative design/build/operate approach that is expected to deliver a highly sophisticated yet cost-effective...

Shipshape
As the shipping industry changes, so must port facilities. In light of that fact, the Bayport Container and Cruise Terminal, now under construction at the Port of Houston, has been designed...

Water Treatment Plant Design
Let a team of water treatment plant design experts . with contributions from more than 30 international authorities -- give you comprehensive guidance on modernizing existing water treatment...

Design of Isolated Structures
This chapter examines the design of isolated structures. Topics include governing design codes; design of isolated buildings; design of isolated bridges and viaducts; and issues related...

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...

Long-Term Groundwater Monitoring
The State of the Art
Prepared by the Task Committee on the State of the Art in Long-Term Groundwater Monitoring Design of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE. ...

The Pentagon Report
The findings of the building performance study conducted following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon have far-reaching implications for the engineering and building...

San Diego Delivers
To maintain its ability to provide water to some of its rapidly growing regions, the city of San Diego is simultaneously laying two large diameter pipelines, one carrying potable water...

Constructing on the Inconstructible
Exhaustive and sophisticated analyses of extremely weak foundation soils coupled with an innovative approach to quay wall design help bring the new shipping terminal under construction...

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...

 

 

 

 

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