Examining the Capitol Dome
The dome of the United States Capitol, designed and built from the 1850s to the 1860s, is a masterpiece of 19th-century engineering and construction. The majority of the dome is made of...

Quality in the Constructed Project
A Guide for Owners, Designers, and Constructors
This Second Edition of Quality in the Constructed Project: A Guide for Owners, Designers, and Constructors (ASCE Manual No. 73) provides information...

Verdict Rendered
After the Grays Harbor County Courthouse in Montesano, Washington, was severely damaged by an earthquake in 1999, the surrounding community decided to preserve it. A design/build approach...

Design Live Loads for Parking Garages
The objective of this research project is to obtain a better understanding of parking garage live loads and to recommend an appropriate value for design. A load survey was conducted in...

The SPRP Project: An Overview
The National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs (OPP), the lead agency for the U.S. Antarctic Program, has begun construction of a replacement station for the Amundsen-Scott...

The Rationale for Above-Surface Facilities
The redevelopment of the U.S. Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station—currently in the beginning phases of construction—will include the largest and most ambitious example of an elevated station...

I-15 Highway Reconstruction - Design-Build: Risk/Reward for Contractor and Challenges for Geotechnical Engineer

Defining the Manual's Audience, Content, and Level of Detail
Often, the technical writers assigned to prepare an O&M manual aren't technical writers at all, but members of the facility design engineering staff. While they may...

Estimating, Scheduling, and Producing the Manual
Producing an O&M manual can be a challenge. All activities must be coordinated properly and the manual production team must work together to get the job done on time and within...

Scour Evaluations of Existing Bridges

Maryland SHA's Procedure for Assessing Existing Bridges for Scour Vulnerability and for Rating Unknown Foundations

Estimating Bridge Scour in New York from Historical U.S. Geological Survey Stream Flow Measurements

Evaluation of an Existing Scour Hole at the Castleton Bridge, A Tidal Crossing

Evaluating Existing Tidal Bridges in Virginia for Scour

Design Guidance-Instream and Bank Restoration Structures

Holding Court
Contractors had their work cut out for them when structural engineers specified concrete-filled steel tubes for the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse's perimeter columns....

Isolating the Arts
The LG Kangnam Building in Seoul, Korea, is a multi-use, 140,000 sq m project, consisting of a 40 story, 183 m tall office tower, an adjacent 9-story acoustically base-isolated performing...

Structural Surgery
Structural engineers had to transform four existing buildings and two new buildings into a new non-profit center for Jewish history. The buildings were of varying ages and had different...

Walled In (Available in Geoenvironmental Special Issue only)
Of the many challenging aspects of the $10.8 billion, 7.5 mi long Central Artery Project in Boston, the construction of soldier pile, tremie concrete (SPTC) walls under the existing elevated...

Design and Construction of the Highest RC Building in Japan

 

 

 

 

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