The Transcona Grain Elevator Failure Revisited: A Modern Perspective a Century Later
More than a century ago, a seminal event in the then world of foundation engineering took place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, when the mat-foundation-supported Transcona Grain Elevator underwent catastrophic...

Inclined Elevators of Nishinomiya Najio New Town

A Marketing Analysis of an Old Concept: the Horizontal Elevator-Monorail
The objective of this research is to define an efficient and cost effective concept for an Automated People Mover (APM) System. Current solutions are relatively expensive to install, have...

Narita Airport People Mover System
This paper gives a general overview of the People Mover installed at the Narita Airport by Otis Elevator in 1992. Included is a description of the unique combination of a cable propelled...

Airport Towers: A New Generation
Airport control towers are a unique building type with monumental significance, both for the cities that own and operate the airports, and for the FAA which owns and operates them. Airport...

The People Mover at Harbour Island

Hillside Escalators in Hong Kong

Overdredging at Existing Gravity Structure
Pacific Elevators Ltd. decided to upgrade Berth No. 2 to handle ships up to 70,000 DWT. The difficulty was to maintain the support of the cribs after dredging of the berth to minus 45...

The Rise of the Tall Building
The development of the high-rise frame in the U.S. was the result of a collision of many factors. The destruction of Chicago in the great fire of 1871 was one major factor in the start...

Complexity in Concrete
Centrust Tower in Miami, Fla., is a $95 million, 37 story, 600,000 sq ft tower rising from one side of a block-square 11 story parking garage. Columns on the curved side of the triangular...

City of Pittsburgh Horizontal Elevator Experience: A Unique Application
The City of Pittsburgh is developing a unique and innovative application of horizontal elevator technology for use as downtown people-movers. The paper reviews the horizontal elevator...

Full Scale Testing Program for Thin Curved Panels

Marine Elevator Transfer and Ship Repair Facility: Newfoundland Dockyard, St. John's, Newfoundland

Modernization of Grain Elevators

Sand Feeding by Elevator
Several years ago, sediment transport experiments which required a continuous feeding of sand were started in one of the flumes of the laboratory of Fluid Mechanics at Delft, in the Netherlands....

Elevator System Configuration Optimization
This paper presents a screening model useful for finding optimal elevator system configuration in tall buildings. The model utilizes a dynamic programming approach to find the least area-consuming...

Birth of the Skyscraper
Before invention of the elevator, six stories was the practical limit to the height of a commercial building. Following the Chicago fire of 1871, building designers there were quick to...

Birth of the Skyscraper
Before invention of the elevator, six stories was the practical limit to the height of a commercial building. Following the Chicago fire of 1871, building designers there were quick to...

Job-Site Innovations Slash Time, Cost of Constructing Canada's Tallest Skyscraper
In Building Canada's tallest office building, the 72-story First Bank Tower in Toronto, owner-developer Olympia & York introduced several job site innovations that...

Design of Fish Conserving Intake System
Biological tests were conducted to determine behavioral characteristics of saltwater fish indigenous to Southern California. The results of the tests were incorporated in the design of...

 

 

 

 

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