Moving Down the Road of Progress: Geosynthetics Subdue Failures on Expansive Clays and Frost-susceptible Soils
Using geosynthetics in roadway projects has provided sustainable alternatives for reconstruction and maintenance and now represents a significant portion of the total geosynthetics market. Geosynthetics...

Embankments, Dams, and Slopes (EDS) Committee

Errata for "Moving Down the Road of Progress: Geosynthetics Subdue Failures on Expansive Clays and Frost-susceptible Soils"

The investigations: The World Trade Center towers
On Aug. 21, 2002, the National Institute of Standards and Technology announced it would conduct a building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center disaster. This investigation was conducted...

Poison Oak, Mistakes, and Lessons
When things go wrong in geotechnicalengineering — like ground movements andearthwork construction delays — failureinvestigations are often performed. In a typical geotechnical project, the path is relatively...

ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering
The journal will meet the needs of the researchers and engineers to address risk, disaster and failure-related challenges due to many sources and types of uncertainty in planning, design, analysis, construction,...

Conowingo Dam, By John R. Paulson with Erin E. Paulson. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2017

Achieving Success and Avoiding Failures with Permeable Pavements
This chapter provides experienced-based recommendations on how to achieve success with permeable pavements. This information is based on an informational survey completed by designers,...

Dry Dams and the Dayton Flood of 1913: The Origins of Integrated Systems Engineering Concepts
This article examines the history of integrated flood protection with particular focus on the 1913 Dayton Flood....

Failure of a Large Circular Excavation
A circular excavation, 117 feet (36 m) in diameter by 90 feet (27 m) deep, was designed by an experienced engineering firm and construction was performed by an experienced contractor....

Failure of a Twenty-Foot High Retaining Wall
A cantilever retaining wall, designed in apparent accord with provisions in a civil engineering handbook, failed soon after construction. Analyses of the causes of the failure are presented....

Data Management System and Construction Monitoring Results from Wolf Creek Dam Rehabilitation
A review of the rehabilitation of Wolf Creek Dam and the Wolf Creek Information Management System (WCIMS), a Geographic Information Systems (GIS)-based application that was developed to...

What Is Foundation Failure?

Back-Analysis in Tunneling: Current State and Future Endeavors

To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure, By Henry Petroski. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press, 2012

Seepage Repairs at Howard Hanson Dam

Seismic upgrades of San Pablo Dam

The Failure of the South Pass 70 B Platform in Hurricane Camille

Dams By Christine Macy. New York City: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2010.

Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century By Michael Hiltzik. New York City: Free Press, 2010.

 

 

 

 

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