History of Hot Mix Asphalt Mixture Design in the United States
Asphalt has been used as a construction material from the earliest days of civilization, but though it has long been used as a waterproofing material in shipbuilding and hydraulics, its...

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...

Preparing for Takeoff
New Hampshire's Manchester Airport laid the groundwork for steady grwoth with a set of infrastructure projects including the construction of a parking garage, a terminal expansion,...

A Better Barrier
Seepage problems have troubled the Walter F. George Lock and Dam, on the Chattahoochee River, for more than 40 years. Construction of a deep positive cutoff wall is nearing completion,...

Restoring PATH
Service from northern New Jersey to lower Manhattan on the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) commuter rail system will soon be restored thanks to a speedy rehabilitation of tunnels and...

Holding Up
Now that the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site is under way, the time is right to examine the status of the remaining slurry wall foundation system and consider how future construction...

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...

Keeping It Rolling
Thanks to a complex construction staging scheme and a temporary tieback support system, workers were able to rehabilitate an aging rolling lift bridge in Boston....

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...

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...

Enduring Strength
The long-term effectiveness of posttensioning in bridges depends on the resiliency of the tendons, and various factors related to construction and marine environments come into play. How...

Northeast Passage
It will take a deft hand to manage the many aspects of this massive highway and mass transit project along interstate 95 in Connecticut. CAreful construction staging and detailed traffic...

Ramping Up
The reconstruction of the Sprinfield interchange, also known as the Mixing Bowl—one of the largest, most complex highway projects in the nation—has reached the halfway point. But some...

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....

Worthy Successor
Now under construction, the replacement for Florida's Hathaway Bridge, which crosses St. Andrew Bay in Panama City, will more than double the capacity of the existing structure....

Sediment Remediation at the Unnamed Tributary to the Ottawa River
A sediment removal action was conducted in the Unnamed Tributary to the Ottawa River to address sediments containing polychlorinated biphenyls(PCBs) at concentrations up to 74,000 mg/kg....

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

Measuring Productivity: An Industry Challenge
Is the design and construction industry more productive today than it was a decade ago? Is it matching the achievements in productivity attained by other industries? Are technological...

Failures and Problems with Lift-Slab Construction
This chapter provides an overview of failures and problems with lift-slab construction. Topics include jack systems with inadequate take-up devices; the Canadian wedge connection; Serra...

Lifting Collars and Lifting Equipment
The terms lifting collars and shear heads are used interchangeably in the industry. In this book the term lifting collar is used since it is a unique term applicable to lift-slab construction...

 

 

 

 

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