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,...

Stochastic Analysis of the Truckee River Flow System
The Truckee River system is a complex system that involves a number of hydraulic structures such as natural and artificial lakes and reservoirs and diversions. Streamflow data have been...

A Participatory Approach to Development of a Decision Support Tool
Effective decision-making in water management must consider both the physical characteristics of the system and the social, political, and institutional aspects. These latter aspects cannot...

Firepower
The processes put in place by water utilities are designed with the quality of water normally received for treatment in mind. But the runoff from areas ravaged by fire can degrade that...

Optimal Selection of Rechlorinization Station in Water Distribution System by Optimization Techniques
The optimal rechlorination in water distribution systems was investigated by incorporating optimization techniques into a numerical water quality model (EPANET2). Four types of optimization...

Northern Exposure
Traffic growth on a Massachusetts highway leading to New Hampshire called for new lanes and replacement of all of the bridges. Wide medians aided the work; narrow ones complicated matters....

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...

Independent Research Assessment of Project Management Factors Affecting Department of Energy Project Success
Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy by the Civil Engineering Research Foundation. This report presents the findings of a research study to improve...

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...

Expecting the Unexpected -- Managing Threats to Lifelines

Lifeline Performance of El Salvador Earthquakes of January 13 and February 13, 2001
Prepared by the Council on Disaster Reduction and Earthquake Investigation Committee of Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE. ...

Atico, Peru Mw 8.4 Earthquake of June 23, 2001
Prepared by the Post Earthquake Investigation Committee of the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE. In the late afternoon...

Shell of Steel
To create a saddle-shaped bandstand in a newly developed park in St. Paul, Minnesota, engineers designed a glass-covered, stainless steel lattice grid that makes use of a unique system...

Closing the Loop
By constructing an enormous pipeline system and a new pumping station, the city of Irving will bring a new supply of water to the Dallas-Fort Worth region and improve the reliability of...

Lesssons Learned from Experience Dealing with Risks of Extreme Events: Part II
For every known IS vulnerability, there is a matching countermeasure. However, we do not know all IS vulnerabilities. The following tasks are geared towards identifying IS vulnerabilities,...

Panel Discussion: Synthesis - What Does It All Mean?
This final panel and group discussion revisted topics from all of the week's sessions. It was acknowledged that the conference has addressed the threat of terrorism to diverse systems...

ASCE History and Heritage Programs
Concerned that neither the general public nor civil engineers themselves were fully appreciative of the contributions of civil engineers to the development and standard of living of the...

Surveying and Mapping: History, Current Status, and Future Projections
Since the founding of ASCE in 1852, remarkable changes have occurred in all areas of civil engineering practice, including surveying and mapping. Instruments employed in surveying and...

Role of ASCE in the Advancement of Computing in Civil Engineering
Computing has emerged as a major focus area in civil engineering, just as it has in other disciplines. This paper examines the role of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in...

 

 

 

 

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