San Simeon Earthquake of December 22, 2003 and Denali, Alaska, Earthquake of November 3, 2002
Prepared by the Earthquake Investigations Committee of the Technical Council of Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE. This TCLEE Monograph provides...

Reaching for the Sky
Tapei 101—soon to open its doors as the world's tallest building—will resist devastating typhoons, earthquakes, and sway with an ingenious system of outrigger trusses, supercolumns,...

Finished With a Flourish
The Walt Disney Concert Hall has survived budgeting shortfalls, a major earthquake, and formidable design changes to become an evocative beacon for the arts in downtown Los Angeles....

A More Perfect Union
Established to promote greater public understanding of the United States Constitution, the National Constitution Center facility in Philadelphia is a structure of complex geometries articulated...

Life-Cycle Environmental Accounting and Decision-Making for Bridge Structures
This presentation focuses on life-cycle environmental accounting and decision-making for bridge structures using the example of steel and steel-reinforced concrete....

Overview of Structural Behavior of Members Subjected to Torsion
The torsion strength of concrete beams depends on many factors, such as the amount of reinforcement, the volumetric ratios of longitudinal and transverse steel bars, the concrete strength,...

Advances in Analytical Modeling of Torsional Members
The basic formula for calculating the torsional strength of reinforced concrete members was developed by Rausch (1929) using the space truss concept. Unfortunately, Rausch's equation may...

Members Subjected to Torsion Combined with Other Actions
The combination of torsion with bending and shear (T-M-V) in members with both transverse and longitudinal reinforcement is the most commonly encountered combination in practical cases....

Structural Expression in Wind Sensitive Structures
Architectural details can impact both the local cladding pressures on a structure as well as the overall structural response. Figure 1 shows a pair of roof corner vortices on the upper...

A Tale of Two Towers: The Foundations
In preparing two lots in New York City's Times Square as sites for modern skyscrapers, engineers devised foundations and structural systems that would allow for subway lines,...

A Tale of Two Towers: The Structures
In preparing two lots in New York City's Times Square as sites for modern skyscrapers, engineers devised foundations and structural systems that would allow for subway lines,...

Poetic Crossing
Named for Georgia's first national poet, Sidney Clopton Lanier, the new Sidney Lanier Bridge, spanning the Brunswick River in the city of Brunswick, is an elegant structure...

Safe!
Rather than tear down a century-old warehouse that occupied the site of a planned baseball stadium, engineers renovated and reused the structure as part of the ballpark. Fans can view...

A New Identity
By repairing and relocating steel trusses, replacing deteriorating approach spans, and replacing what, at the time of its construction, was regarded as a daring concrete truss, engineers...

Bridge and Tunnel Security
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and the Federal Highway Administration recently convened a panel of esteemed researchers and experts in bridge and...

Outside the Box
Employing an innovative design that made construction quick and economical, the box girder structure carrying Highway N-2 over interstate 80 near Grand Island, Nebraska, became the first...

Case Studies in Steel
An innovative project delivery system for structural steel buildings enables the structural engineer to provide complete structural design services on conventional contractor-led design/build...

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...

Symbol of Strength
Shortly after the Oklahoma City bombing, the federal government decided to rebuild. The result is an architectural gem incorporating the latest advances in blast resistance and sustainable...

A Concerted Effort
With aid from the National Science Foundation, 15 Universities across the country have expanded and upgraded their earthquake simulation research facilities. These resources have now been...

 

 

 

 

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