The Long Arch
The proposed long-arch method of constructing large underground chambers is a novel variation of well-established cellular construction methods. But each cell is arch-shaped and is independent...

Exploring Unknown Foundation Conditions with Dispersive Wave Technology

BAUMA, the International Equipment Exposition, and U.S. Deep Foundation Practice

Core Bits: Geo-Institute Board Welcomes Two New Governors; 150 Years of American Civil Engineering; GSP 50 Papers; The International Deep Foundations Congress; Call for Papers; Call for Nominations & Elections Committee Members; Earth Science Week Evolves; High-School Students Discover Complex Interactions Among Oceans, Air, and Ice

Foundations and Ground Improvement
This proceedings, Foundations and Ground Improvement, consists of papers presented and accepted for publication for the specialty conference,...

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...

Three Dams, One Reservoir
The three dams that make up the 800,000 acre-ft (987 million m³) Eastside Reservoir in Riverside County, California, required extensive foundation excavation and careful placement of embankment...

Beyond Convention
As engineers approach the design of new and expanded convention centers around the country, they must consider not only the changing needs of convention-goers, but also the surrounding...

Sum of the Parts
As with all of the bay bridges that serve as life lines to the San Francisco peninsula, the 32-year-old San Mateo Bridge needs strengthening to withstand a maximum credible earthquake...

Scenic-Bridge Strengthening (Available in Structural Engineering Special Issue only)
Built in 1937, California's Big Creek Bridge—a double-arch crossing with half-arch side spans—was due for a seismic retrofit. Challenged by the structure's unique...

Suspension Solution
The new bridge across the Carquinez Strait near San Francisco, California, will upgrade an important transportation link across the Sacramento River. This new bridge, which renders the...

Testing the Load (Available in Geoenvironmental Engineering Special Issue only)
The Pittsburgh District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently began construction of a new gated dam to replace a nearly 100-year-old concrete fixed-crest dam on the Monongahela...

Growing the Beaches: Restoring the Ventura Coast
The Surfrider Foundation has served as a catalyst for current efforts to restore eroded beaches in Ventura, California through a managed retreat from the shoreline and through watershed...

Beachscape Abstract
The Surfrider Foundation is currently developing a volunteer-based mapping program to document the physical characteristics, land use patterns, pollution sources, public access, erosion,...

Monitoring the Fresh Kills Landfill (Available in the Geoenvironmental Special Section only)
A unique system has been developed to assess the stability of the Fresh Kills Landfill, in New York City, using more than 260 geotechnical instruments and automatic processes. The system...

Blocking the Tide
The city of Venice is in peril as a result of increased tidal flooding, and a proposed system of movable gates offers the greatest promise of safeguarding the city's future....

Foundation Design for the Elevated Station
The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station is located at an elevation of 2,850 m on the 3,200 m thick polar plateau, a field of ice and snow that is moving toward the ocean at a rate of 10...

Guidelines for Instrumentation and Measurements for Monitoring Dam Performance
Prepared by the Task Committee on Instrumentation and Monitoring Dam Performance of the Hydropower Committee of the Energy Division of ASCE. This report...

Sand Rights '99
Bringing Back the Beaches
The conference, Sand Rights '99: Bringing Back the Beaches, was organized by the Coastal Zone Foundation and the California Shore...

History of Bridge Scour Research and Evaluations

 

 

 

 

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