From Good to Great: The Evolution of Cutoff Wall Quality Control and Verification Techniques
The last three decades have brought tremendous improvements to quality control (QC) procedures for construction and post-construction verification of deep cutoff walls installed in active high-hazard dams....

70 Years of Soil-Bentonite Slurry Walls: So, What's New
The soil-bentonite slurry wall (SBSW) is an established ground improvement technology that continues to find applications. It’s often the best and most economical vertical barrier to essentially stop lateral...

Preparing for Wind and Water
Engineers have played an essential role in preparing cities and states for the 2021 hurricane season.Their efforts to protect the public and public infrastructure range from sea walls to sewer systems,...

A Faster, Cheaper, Better Way to Build a Wall: How a Simple Highway Widening Led to a Patent
When first opened in 1940, and as segments were later added to it, the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Turnpike) was principally a four-lane highway with two eastbound and two westbound lanes. As traffic volume...

Military Geotechnics in the Ancient World: Geo-Innovating the Hard Way
The technical expertise that is now part of geotechnical engineering was of paramount importance in the ancient worlds. This is because before, but also after, the invention of siege equipment, nearly...

Cyclic Response of Steel-Stud Framed Wall Panels

Seawalls, Seacliffs, Beachrock: What Beach Effects? Part 2

Seawalls, Seacliffs, Beachrock: What Beach Effects? Part 1

Seawalls, Seacliffs, Beachrock: What Beach Effects? Part 3

Permanent Soil Nail Wall Construction in Unstable Sands

Introduction
This chapter serves as an introduction to the book. The application and scope of its recommendations for hybrid coupled wall systems are discussed....

Prescriptive Design Method (PrDM)
This chapter discusses the prescriptive design method (PrDM). Topics include classification according to current provisions; system analysis; vertical redistribution of coupling beam forces;...

Component Design
This chapter discusses component design. Topics include coupling beam design; beam-wall connection design; and wall pier design....

Alternative Hybrid Wall Systems
This chapter discusses alternative hybrid wall systems. Topics include unbonded post-tensioned coupled wall systems; steel coupling beam with fuse; and composite shear plate coupling beam....

Development of Fundamental Wall Geometry

Pioneer Square Areaways
Pioneer Square, one of the earliest neighborhoods in Seattle, is adjacent to Elliott Bay. Much ofthis part of the city originally was built on existing land that used to get flooded. When...

Evaluation of the VERSA-LOK / Miragrid Reinforced Soil Wall System
Final Report
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluaton Center (HITEC), a service center of Civil Engineering Research Foundation. This evaluation...

Evaluation of Anchor Wall Systems' Landmark Reinforced Soil Wall System
With T.C. Mirafi's Miragrid & Miratex Geogrid Reinforcement —Final Report
This report describes a HITEC evaluation designed to determine the basic capability and limitations of the Landmark/Mirafi System for use as a technically viable precast MSE retaining...

Flexural Behavior of Slender Post-Tensioned Masonry Walls
The 2002 edition of the Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC, 2002) design provisions for masonry structures includes a chapter on the design of post-tensioned masonry (PTM) walls with...

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...

 

 

 

 

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