Attapulgite Usage In Environmental and Geotechnical Construction

Measure the Crack Instead of Construction Vibrations

Benefits and Value of a Team Approach
Many still equate teamwork simply with feeling good or being the right thing to do. Yet leaders who have made the effort to develop teamwork in their work groups have noticed some interesting...

Conflict: Handling Differences in Groups and Teams
Many group leaders and members say they have a terrible problem with conflict in their groups, meetings, and discussions. Conflict is indeed a significant problem in many types of organizations,...

Project Team Leadership
In the research lab, design office, fabricating shop, or on construction site, it is the project manager (PM) who must pull diverse talents and personalities into a project team. Depending...

Phase II Evaluation Findings
The Segmental Concrete Channel Bridge System
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a CERF Innovation Center. This report represents the second component of the...

Guidelines for Inspection and Monitoring of In-Service Penstocks
This volume provides a guide to information and engineering techniques for inspection and monitoring of in-service penstocks. This guide covers penstocks constructed of steel, concrete,...

Tunneling beneath Cairo
The second phase of the Greater Cairo Metro system in Egypt included many geotechnical challenges. Thirteen kilometers of the 19-km heavy rail line were constructed underground within...

Deep Foundations In the Future (Available in Geo-Environmental Special Issue only)
The design and construction of deep foundations has gone from an art form to a scientifically based engineering practice. Research in this field has improved over the past century and...

The Shape of Things to Come
High-performance steel (HPS) offers improved toughness and durability for bridge construction. This article presents several innovative concepts for HPS structural systems—including I-girders...

Moving Mountains
The earthmoving and rock-crushing operations at the Eastside Reservoir represented one of the largest such projects in the history of the United States. The earth and rock-fill dams required...

Walled In (Available in Geo-Environmental Special Issue only)
For more than 50 years manufacturing plants adjacent to the northeast bank of a midwestern creek produced asbestos-reinforced construction materials. When manufacturing at the plants ceased...

NAVSTAR Global Positioning System Surveying
Technical Engineering and Design Guides, as adapted from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, No. 28. This manual provides technical specifications and...

Return of the Master Builder
As projects become more complex and clients demand streamlined design and construction approaches, more consulting companies are attempting to add hard-dollar construction to their scope....

Protecting Your Work: Balancing the Competing Interests of Ownership
Your firm has invested days, months—perhaps even years—in its latest project. Your staff have poured their thoughts, ideas, and insights into the creation of a bridge, building, overpass,...

Open Forum on Construction Failures

Double Domed (Available in Structural Engineering Special Issue only)
A 45,000-seat soccer stadium under construction in La Plata, Argentina, takes domed roof design to the next level. A Tenstar dome, first used in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, consists of...

Branching Out (Available in Structural Engineering Special Issue only)
The Cologne/Bonn Airport in Germany is currently undergoing its biggest construction project to date: a $200 million, five-story addition. Close and productive collaboration between the...

On Martian Soil
Discussions are ongoing about how and when to build human settlements on other worlds. Many scientific discussions have focused on settlements on Mars, and how the initial colonists would...

Casino Connection
New Jersey's $330-million, 2.2 mi (3.5 km) Atlantic City-Brigantine Connector will provide easy access to gambling casinos when it is completed in May 2001 and is one of the...

 

 

 

 

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