Repair of an Improperly Detailed Masonry Facade: A Case History
The masonry facade of an 18-story condominium building was constructed with an inconsistent pattern of shelf angle supports, marginal lateral restraints and without any horizontal control...

Design and Performance of Earth Retaining Structures
The proceedings of the 1990 Specialty Conference on Design and Performance of Earth Retaining Structures was held in Ithaca, New York from June 18-21, 1990. It presents a total of 50 papers...

Sludge Disposal Dallas Style
Dallas, Tex. has discovered that sludge disposal can coexist with environmental concerns. Dallas Water Utilities treats some 200 million gpd, sending the effluent from one of the two treatment...

Geosynthetic Wall Under Observation in Ontario

Deep Soil Mixing Builds Cut-Off Wall

Soil-Cement Wall Combats Oakland Settlement

Soil Cement Cutoff Wall Added to Hydro Dam

Steel Seawall Fights Beach Erosion in Virginia

Form Follows Geometry
The $107 million NCNB Plaza in Tamps, Fla. consists of a 32 floor, 500,000 sq ft, 455 ft tall office tower; a 40,000 sq ft, 78 ft tall banking hall, and a 280,000 sq ft parking garage...

Retaining Forest Roads
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, manages a vast system of roads which provide access to America's national forests. More than 250,000 miles of roads exist...

High-Rise Embankments
Embankments reinforced with geosynthetic materials are being built at increasing heights. Any wall over 20 ft is still generally considered high, but embankments of 40 ft with near vertical...

A Seawall for Sea Mammals
With glass walls only 75 ft from Lake Michigan, an aquarium addition demanded solid seawall protection. Yes, in a strange twist of logic, the first step in creating a whale habitat for...

Building in Reservoirs
The Croton Supply System, one of the three major water supply systems for New York City, is undergoing extensive rehabilitation. In an innovative use of space, some of the new construction...

Perimeter Walls for Blast Reduction

Shock Response of Buried Structures Subject to Blast

Response of Masonry Structures to Blast Loads

New Security Wall System Evaluation

High Tech on Campus
Hannan Hall, the new laboratory building at The Catholic University of America, has a structure entirely made up of precast concrete panels and 24 in. deep double tees. The loadbearing...

Optimized Wall Thickness of Shells of Revolution
The aim of this paper was to develop a concept for the design of shells of revolution with different Gaussian curvature using a simplified finite element buckling analysis. A cooling tower...

An Optimal Design of Steel Pipe Pile Foundation
This paper presents an optimal design method for the steel pipe pile foundation of bridge pier using a nonlinear programming. It is firstly assumed that an imaginary wall model behaves...

 

 

 

 

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