Book Review: Energy Efficient Buildings: Architecture, Engineering, and Environment by Dean Hawkins and Wayne Foster. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2002

Book Reviw: Advanced Traveler Information Systems by Bob McQueen, Rick Schuman, and Kan Chen. Boston: Artech House Publishers, 2002

Book Review: Fundamentals of Intelligent Transportation Systems Planning by Mashrur A. Chowdhury and Adel Sadek. Boston: Artech House Publishers, 2003

Book Review: Ideas That Shaped Buildings by Fil Hearn. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2003

Me, Myself and Infrastructure
Private Lives and Public Works in America
Companion guide to the ASCE 150th Anniversary museum exhibit. This book is a consumer's-eye view of infrastructure—the technological networks...

Recent Advances in Optimal Structural Design
Sponsored by the Technical Committee on Structural Design of the Technical Administrative Committee on Analysis and Computation of the Technical Activities Division of the Structural Engineering...

Book Review: Introduction to Transportation Systems by Joseph Sussman. Boston: Artech House, 2000

Book Review: Design-Build Subsurface Projects edited by Gary S. Brierley and David J. Hatem: Phoenix: Zeni House Publishing, 2002

Developing Your Team: Managerial Keys to Help Junior Staff Members Advance Their Careers
This chapter provides a guide for managers in helping junior staff advance their careers, including an overview of the simple steps the manager can take that will benefit the new engineer,...

Smart Online Structural Monitoring and Diagnosis
(abstract only) This paper describes the observation matrix as innovative monitoring and diagnosis: (1) The matrix elements of the observation matrix multiplied by its transposed serve...

Cross-Frame and Diaphragm Behavior in Skewed Bridges
The author examines the existing specifications and guidance for bracing provisions by AASHTO, AISC, and TxDot, and the need for developing bracing requirements....

Blast Mitigation Research and Technology Transfer
Terrorists continue to use bombs as a weapon of choice. Recent bombings targeted against the United States, such as the World Trade Center, Murrah Federal Building, Khobar Towers, and...

New Concepts in Structural Strength Assessment for Large Buildings in Fire
This paper presents theoretical descriptions of the key phenomena that govern the behaviour of composite framed structures in fire. These descriptions have been developed in parallel with...

High Resolution Pressure Measurements on Roofs of Low Buildings
Describing an instrumented module which was built with extremely high pressure tap density to use as a component of a roof or wall....

Update of Serviceability Design Considerations for Low-Rise Steel Buildings
In 1990, the American Institute of Steel Construction published Servicability Design Considerations for Low-Rise Buildings by James M. Fisher and Michael A. West. This document was published...

Application of Artificial Neural Networks for Ungauged Catchments Flood Prediction
The prediction of floods with acceptable accuracy is the most important step in designing flood control structures and operating flood damage mitigation projects. It is more difficult...

Teams and Teamwork: The Potential
Deliberate efforts to develop teamwork in most work groups can clearly improve productivity, communication, schedule maintenance, cost control, work quality, individual satisfaction, and...

Leader and Team Member Roles
Groups may consist of people who have similar or very different roles or tasks. A group may not be required to work as a coordinated or integrated unit, such as a group of dentists, attorneys,...

How to Develop Further as a Team
Once they understand that things can be different, many teams and leaders decide they'd like to see what's involved in developing further as a team. The drive...

How Not to Foster Team Development
I almost didn't write this chapter. But every week brings to light new situations in which executives, leaders, groups, and members, sometimes well intended, actually hinder...

 

 

 

 

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