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...

Evaluation of the Inter-Lok Retaining Wall System
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a CERF/IIEC Innovation Center. This report describes a HITEC evaluation designed...

Evaluation of the Tricon Retained Soil Wall System
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center, a CERF/IIEC Innovation Center. This report describes a HITEC evaluation designed to...

Evaluation of the Maccaferri Terramesh System Retaining Wall
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a CERF/IIEC Innovation Center. This report describes a HITEC evaluation designed...

Degrees of Belief
Subjective Probability and Engineering Judgment
Degrees of Belief artfully weaves together three elements at the very core of engineering: uncertainties in knowledge, inductive reasoning,...

The American Civil Engineers 1852-2002
History, Traditions, and Development of the American Society of Civil Engineers
Published in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (1852-2002), this new edition covers the founding and development of the nation's...

Rising Tide
In an effort to accommodate a new light-rail system in New Jersey between Camden and Trenton, the state's Department of Transportation began the formidable task of enhancing...

Changing Lanes
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) plans to relocate Interstate 195 in downtown Providence began as a safety improvement project but has since grown into an ambitious...

Dissecting the Collapses
The September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center horrified the civilized world. An estimated 2,830 human lives were extinguished by these attacks. In the aftermath of the events,...

Montioring and Modeling of Tandem Breakwater System at Hammond, IN
A tandem breakwater system was constructed in 1989-90 to provide protection for a large marina at Hammond, IN, at the south end of Lake Michigan. A five year monitoring program (1993-98),...

Construction Factors and Monitoring Methods Relating to the Performance of Ventura Breakwater Core Loc Repair
In 1999 the Los Angeles District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) repaired the north Ventura breakwater head. The head was rebuilt using 2-ton underlayer stone armored with...

Advances in Buoy Technology for Wind/Wave Data Collection and Analysis
Considerable advances have been made recently to reduce the cost of gathering meteorological and oceanographic data from coastal waters, especially for meteorological and oceanographic...

Strength from Within
After decades of being continuously struck by rockfalls and wayward vehicles, Knapps Hill Tunnel—a highway structure built in 1936 and located on state Route 97A in central Washington...

Policy Statement 465: Why We Must Raise the Bar
Members of ASCE's Task Committee on the First Professional Degree describe the motivation behind the board of direction's adoption of Policy Statement 465, which...

Update of ASCE Manuals and Reports on Engineering Practice No.74 Guidelines for Electrical Transmission Line Structural Loads
For many months there has been doubt that the latest version of ASCE Manuals and Reports on Engineering Practice No. 74. Guidelines for Electrical Transmission Line Structural Loading,...

The Inside Story
A full-scale renovation of the interior of Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hall required shaving much of the depth from two trusses under load conditions, installing new...

Geotechnical Aspects of Beach Restoration
Large-scale beach restoration undertaken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Florida requires millions of cubic yards of beach quality sand. Exploration for these sand resources starts...

The Train Lane
With the elimination of more than 200 at-grate roadway crossings, the Alameda Corridor - $2.4-billion rail cargo expressway in Los Angeles - will carry 100 freight trains in and out of...

Reconstructing a Grand Boulevard
Wacker Drive, the two-level riverfront roadway that has defined the boundary of Chicago's business and cultural district for more than 75 years, is undergoing a much-needed...

 

 

 

 

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