Returning to the Source
One hundred years ago, Las Vegas was a dry, dusty dot on the map with a population of only 100. The city grew up to become perhaps the gambling capital of the world, and more recently...

Small Firms, Big Dig
The local knowledge and technical expertise found in small engineering firms are often critical to the success of large projects. As one of the most comprehensive design and construction...

Mile High Design
Denver's hybrid steel and concrete Invesco Field at Mile High, the National Football League's first design/build stadium, is on schedule to replace the existing...

High-Tech Isolation
In the fast-paced world of telecommunications, the time to market is often the deciding factor in the success of an enterprise. With that thought in mind, AboveNet Communications, Inc.,...

The Pentagon Project
The renovation of the Pentagon, now under way, is one of the most ambitious, complex, and challenging construction undertakings in contemporary history. It entails the equivalent of demolishing...

Fast Forward
Under the aegis of the French government, the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français (French National Railway Society), or SNCF, has built two new bridges, each approximately 1,100...

Application of Artificial Neural Networks for Ungauged Catchments Flood Prediction
The prediction of floods with acceptable accuracy is the most important step in designing flood control structures and operating flood damage mitigation projects. It is more difficult...

Long-Term Performance Program
Making Something of It: Papers from the International Contest on LTPP Data Analysis 1998-1999
Sponsored by the Highway Division of ASCE; Long-Term Performance Program of the Federal Highway Administration. This collection contains papers from...

Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award and Award of Merit for 2001
The outstanding civil engineering achievement award (OCEA) recognizes civil engineering projects that contribute to community well-being, demonstrate resourcefulness in planning and solving...

Turning with the Wind
A 125-m high tower built at the site of the Glasgow Science Center in the United Kingdom required some innovative design methods. To reduce the aerodynamic effects imposed on the slender...

Replacement Strategy
Water Works II, a $275-million water treatment plant currently under construction in Detroit, is redefining the way that such projects are let and built. In 1980 the city initiated a program...

Concrete Delivers
The latest addition to the skyline of Shanghai, China, is a strikingly slender all-concrete 62-story office tower. It is the city's tallest all-concrete building, achieving...

25 Technologies to Watch
While much hype exists over the concept of e-commerce, an expert in design and construction information technologies points out that there are many other technologies in the developmental...

The Road to Reuse
Many types of wastes and by-products have potential uses in the highway environment. Applications for recycled materials include asphalt pavement, portland cement concrete pavement, granular...

Airport on the Move
The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is building an automated people mover (APM) system as part of a five-year, $2.6-billion capital development program that includes three...

Taking Treatment to the Extremes
Designing a wastewater treatment facility that meets current environmental guidelines can be challenging enough. But designing it so it can be shipped, constructed, operated, and maintained...

Towering Achievement
A new headquarters complex being constructed for Goldman Sachs in New York City will rise where a Colgate factory once stood. The complex will incude a high-rise main building, a mixed-use...

Closing the Gap
In 1944 Congress authorized construction of the Foothills Parkway, a 116 km highway through the Tennessee mountains along the northwestern edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park....

Evaluation of SSET
The Sewer Scanner & Evaluation Technology
Prepared by CEITEC, a CERF innovation center serving the engineering and construction industries. This report describes an evaluation of Sewer Scanner...

Good Vibrations
As advances in material technology and structural efficiency find reflection in structures that are lighter, more slender, and more daring architecturally, design teams must focus more...

 

 

 

 

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