From the Ashes: One World Trade Center

Material Difference
It was only fitting that the design of a center dedicated to the visual arts on the campus of Franklin & Marshall College feature an interplay of materials — from glass and concrete to steel and...

The Best Laid Plans: Capitol Crossing Restores L’Enfant’s Vision of "Federal City"
In 1791, President Washington appointed French engineer Pierre Charles L’Enfant to plan Federal City — today’s District of Columbia. L’Enfant’s methodical design called for the center of the city to be...

One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building, By Judith Dupré. New York City: Little, Brown & Company, 2016

Building the Skyline: The Birth and Growth of Manhattan’s Skyscrapers, By Jason M. Barr. New York City: Oxford University Press, 2016

Concrete Jungle: New York City and Our Last Best Hope for a Sustainable Future, By Niles Eldredge and Sidney Horenstein. Oakland, California: University of California Press, 2014

Pervious Concrete
Pervious concrete consists of a hydraulic cementitious binding system combined with an open-graded aggregate to produce a rigid pavement with typically 15% to 25% interconnected void space....

Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement (PICP)
Permeable interlocking concrete pavement (PICP) consists of (impervious) manufactured concrete units that form permeable voids and joints, when assembled into a laying pattern. The openings...

Lincoln's Greatest Case: The River, The Bridge, and the Making of America, By Brian McGinty. New York City: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2015

Shear and Interface Strength of Clay at Very Low Effective Stress
Thin-specimen direct shear (TSDS) tests were conducted to measure the shearing strength of kaolinite, and interface strengths between kaolinite and acrylic plastic and anodized aluminum,...

Wind Loading and Response of a High-Rise Building

Resistance of Hardened Box-Type Structures

Aseismic Design of a 31-Story Frame-Wall Building

On the Evaluation of Static Soil Properties

Evaluation of Geotechnical Property Variability

ASCE Foundation at the 2013 National Concrete Canoe Competition
Highlights from the 2013 National Concrete Canoe Competition, held June 20-22, 2013 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL....

Foundation Challenges for Tall Buildings in the Middle East

Concrete Planet: The Strange and Fascinating Story of the World's Most Common Man-Made Material By Robert Courland. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 2011.

The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper, By Kate Ascher. New York City: Penguin Press, 2011

Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet By Andrew Blum. New York City: HarperCollins Publishers.

 

 

 

 

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