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...

Engineering, Design and Construction of Lunar Bases
How do we begin to expand our civilization to the Moon? What are the technical issues that infrastructural engineers, in particular, must address? This paper has the goal of introducing...

Cementitious Materials—Nine Millennia and A New Century: Past, Present, and Future
Cementitious materials have been used in construction for several millennia and through several civilizations. Their use has been revitalized in the recent century, and they have become...

Wood and Wood-Based Materials: Current Status and Future of a Structural Material
Wood is one of the earliest construction materials, and the structural use of wood and wood-based materials continues to steadily increase. In fact, new wood-based materials continue to...

History of Hot Mix Asphalt Mixture Design in the United States
Asphalt has been used as a construction material from the earliest days of civilization, but though it has long been used as a waterproofing material in shipbuilding and hydraulics, its...

Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites for Construction—State-of-the-Art Review
A concise state-of-the-art survey of fiber-reinforced polymer (also known as fiber-reinforced plastic) composites for construction applications in civil engineering is presented. The paper...

Super Structure
The tallest building in Latin America, the Torre Mayor rises 55 stories in one of the world's most seismically active zones to demonstrate how innovative structural engineering...

Unleashing the Flow
A 70-year-old, two-lane roadway that stretches from Miami to Tamp Bay is impeding the flow of water through the Everglades. By studying eight possible solutions in detail, engineers determined...

Developing a Long Term BMP Sampling Program - Initial Results from the Villanova Stormwater Urban Partnership
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has teamed up with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to create a directed studies and long term research center...

The Big Dig's Big Dig
Widely recognized as the most demanding component of Boston's Central Artery/Tunnel Project, the tunnel jacking work performed beneath operating rail tracks represents a quantum...

Joining Forces
In times of limited funding, roads and mass transit are sometimes seen as competing interests, but in Denver the two are united in a massive effort to reinvent an aging and congested transportation...

Northeast Passage
It will take a deft hand to manage the many aspects of this massive highway and mass transit project along interstate 95 in Connecticut. CAreful construction staging and detailed traffic...

Ramping Up
The reconstruction of the Sprinfield interchange, also known as the Mixing Bowl—one of the largest, most complex highway projects in the nation—has reached the halfway point. But some...

A Realistic Vision for the Future of IT in Civil Engineering and a Plan for Achieving It
In October 2001, a group of experts from the capital projects industry met in San Antonio, Texas to begin development of a comprehensive technology research and development (R&D)...

Flying High
The disgners of a new hangar for the U.S. Air Force Museum created a strong, functional structure with a peaceful mission: to tell the story of American military aviation....

A Culvert for Abram Creek
To enable Cleveland's airport to expand, a mile-long section of stream located within a deep, steep ravine needed to be buried. The resulting culvert required a design that...

The Geo-Institute Graduate Student Society at the University of Washington

Suggested References and Organizations for Furthur Information
This section offers a few references for further information on earthquake engineering....

Structure as Art
The structural engineering to support the architecture of a free-form, Frank Gehry-designed building is never easy, but the engineers for a new university building devised several innovative...

Safeguarding Water Utilities
Immediately after the September 11 terrorist attacks, many water and wastewater utilities adopted or expanded security measures. Now with many systems conducting or planning to conduct...

 

 

 

 

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