Winning Combination
The complex, 4.1-mi (6.6-km) long Richmond-San Rafael Bridge across San Francisco Bay is being upgraded as part of California's $2.5-billion program for seismically retrofitting...

The Chernobyl Problem
When the infamous accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant occurred in April 1986—a catastrophe that involved an explosion that blew off the top of one of the plant's...

Berm Breakwaters—Design, Construction and Monitoring
The philosophy of the fieldwork of Berm breakwaters was applied in Iceland. A few case histories were described with emphasis on quarry investigations, design, construction and monitoring....

Design and Construction of the Pier J Breakwaters at the Port of Long Beach, California
Several different alternatives to mitigate surge activity were investigated. The most acceptable solution was a pair of new breakwaters that altered the basin geometry to change the basin...

Construction Factors and Monitoring Methods Relating to the Performance of Ventura Breakwater Core Loc Repair
In 1999 the Los Angeles District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) repaired the north Ventura breakwater head. The head was rebuilt using 2-ton underlayer stone armored with...

St. George Habor—Berm Breakwater Construction Considerations
During the period 1984-1987 three berm breakwaters with a total length of approximately 800 meters were constructed at St. George Harbor on St. George Island in the Pribil of Chain of...

Big Idea
The reconstruction of the Big I—the intersection of interstate routes 25 and 40 in Albuquerque that was named for its appearance from the sky—was likely to disrupt commuters and interstate...

The Inside Story
A full-scale renovation of the interior of Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hall required shaving much of the depth from two trusses under load conditions, installing new...

Settling Down
Engineers in Florida will prepare the sandy foundation of a future power plant by preloading it with sand for as long as a year....

Corinthian Crossing
The mainland Greece will soon be linked to the Peloponese by one of the longest cable-stayed bridges in the world, the Rion-Antiron Bridge, which also happens to feature soil-enhancing...

Multifaceted Trenchless Rehabilitation at the Middletown, Ohio WWTP
This paper describes the multiple trenchless technologies that were evaluated and the ones that were applied to the rehabilitation of a 78la diameter corrugated metal influent line and...

Economic Restoration of Concrete Infrastructure at Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
United States municipalities are spending hundreds of millions of dollars annually tore place and repair corroded concrete infrastructures in wastewater systems. Structures such as wet...

150 Years of Geotechnical Design & Construction

FEM Analysis for Structural Performance Design of Concrete Structures

Ties to Excellence
The new Exhibition Center London (ExCeL) on the north side of the Royal Victoria Dock in London is just one of many structures altering the Docklands' landscape. The roof...

Shotcrete for Underground Support VIII
This proceedings contains papers presented at the Eighth International Conference on Shotcrete for Underground Support, which took place in Campos do Jordão, Brazil, in April 1999. It...

Structural Steel Selection Considerations
A Guide for Students, Educators, Designers, and Builders
Sponsored by the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE; American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. This report describes the properties of steel...

Foundations in Carbonate Rocks and Karst

Foundations in Weathering Profiles from Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks

Foundations and Ground Improvement in the Urban Environment

 

 

 

 

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