Progress Report: ASCE Task Committee on State of the Practice in Curve Number Hydrology
In response to a growing awareness of the role of the Curve Number method in engineering and environmental impact applications, and its limitations, the Committee was formed in late 1997,...

High-Performance Highway
Straightening and widening 118 mi (190 km) of state road 44 in northwest New Mexico in under three years required some innovative financing. Not only did the New Mexico State Highway and...

The Power of the Press Release
Small businesses often find it is difficult to obtain the same kinds of news coverage that larger firms receive. But a simple process of establishing a media contact list and generating...

Cliff-Hanger
To create an arch bridge over a river gorge in Oregon without disturbing the canyon walls or floor below, engineers combined a segmental construction scheme with a temporary cable-stay...

Making the Most of HPC
Developing high-performance concrete (HPC) was only the first step toward bringing a material with improved durability, strength, constructability, and mechanical properties to the bridge...

The Future of Airports
Through a series of meetings and surveys, professionals involved in the design, engineering, construction, and maintenance of airports throughout the United States and Canada have identified...

Preparing for a Slowdown
The economy may not be heading for a downturn, but it is likely to slow in 2001 if early results are any indication. Smaller businesses are often hardest hit by slower growth, but there...

Shoring Up Coastal Engineering
Half of Americans live within 50 mi (80 km) of the coast, although it is becoming increasingly risky and expensive to do so. The importance of ports to the global economy coincides with...

Out of the Way
The 0.9 mi (1.4 km) long Fort Washington Way was built in 1961 as a distributor for local downtown traffic. It quickly became a critical section of the region's Interstate...

Beltway Connection
The Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge carries the Capital Beltway (I-495) and a part of I-95—the main north–south interstate route on the East Coast—across the Potomac River south of Washington,...

From Competitors to Partners
Embracing a competitor as a business partner may be somewhat uncomfortable for small engineering firms—at least initially. There is natural concern about what a fellow team member—who...

Structural Steel Selection Considerations
A Guide for Students, Educators, Designers, and Builders
Sponsored by the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE; American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. This report describes the properties of steel...

Geotechnical Surgery: A Case History

Full-Scale Testing of Developed Hybrid Foundation

Jet Grout Foundation for Rail Road Bridge

Rock Foundations for Route 33 Bridge over the Lehigh River

Use of Engineering Geophysics to Investigate a Site for a Bridge Foundation

A Case Study of Ground Improvement for a Major Power Plant in Jacksonville, Florida

Lime Cement Columns for the Reconstruction of Interstate 15 in Salt Lake City, Utah

Embankment Construction in an Urban Environment: The Interstate 15 Experience

 

 

 

 

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