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...

Amusement Industry Geotechnics: The Ups and Downs of Roller Coasters, Ferris Wheels, and Zip Lines
Wooden coasters have existed for over a century, steel coasters about the same. For as long as coasters have been around, so have coaster enthusiasts, some of whom purport the concept of negative g’s....

Composite Special Moment Frames
Wide Flange Beam to Concrete-Filled Steel Column Connections
Prepared by the Composite Construction Committee of the Metals Technical Administrative Committee of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCEComposite Special Moment Frames: Wide Flange Beam to Concrete-Filled...

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

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

Offshore Technology in Civil Engineering
Hall of Fame Papers from the Early Years
Prepared by the Program Committee of the Offshore Technology Conference of the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute of ASCE. This series presents...

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,...

Axial Capacity of Steel Pipe Piles in Clay
Development of theories for the prediction of the axial compressive and tensile load capacities of driven piles is made difficult by a variety of factors, e.g., disturbance of the soil...

Offshore Platform Steel Specification
The discovery in the 1980's of local brittle zones (LBZ's) in and near the heat-affected zone (HAZ) of the fabrication welds in certain offshore platform steels...

Design and Installation of Auger Steel Catenary Risers
The Auger export pipelines are connected to the TLP by steel catenary risers (SCRs). This is believed to be the first time steel pipe has been used for catenary risers. SCRs offer advantages...

Wind Loading and Response of a High-Rise Building

Cyclic Response of Steel-Stud Framed Wall Panels

Aseismic Design of a 31-Story Frame-Wall Building

Evaluation of Geotechnical Property Variability

On the Evaluation of Static Soil Properties

Foundation Challenges for Tall Buildings in the Middle East

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

 

 

 

 

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