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...

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...

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

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....

On the Evaluation of Static Soil Properties

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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