Urban Public Transportation System of Shanghai and Its Operations and Use by People
Shanghai, one of the largest cities in the world and with a population of 13.5 million, has been campaigning for reliable public transportation since late 1979's. Today, it becomes one...

Case Closed
In June 1993, a massive sinkhole developed in a surface parking lot of a hotel facility in Georgia. The hole was a result of the soil erosion associated with a failed, 4-meter diameter...

Safety in a Designer's Hands
Although contractors face safety issues every day, engineers and architects have traditionally not addressed construction site safety in project designs. But there are design practices...

Into the Tunnel
Technological advances in wind tunnel testing and computer-aided design programs are enabling engineers to create taller and more aesthetically interesting buildings than ever before....

Sand Rights: A Case Study of the Hamptons' Beaches
The long Federal groins emplaced at Westhampton Beach in the 1960s resulted in accelerated erosion downdrift. The severe nor'easter of December 11-12, 1992 brought the issue to a climax...

A Whole New Experience
Experience Music Project co-founders Paul Allen and Jody Allen Patton wanted a new museum/interactive music facility for Seattle that reflected the creativity of Jimi Hendrix. In architect...

Glass Nautilus
A multi-faceted glass and steel pavilion now adds an extra measure of enjoyment and convenience for visitors to Seattle's Space Needle. The new two-story, 15,000-square-foot...

The Digital Evolution
As designers such as Gehry Architects dream up ever-more fluid and sculptural shapes for buildings, the only way to turn those aesthetic shapes into solid, safe structures is by using...

Towers in Motion (available in Structural Engineering Special Section only)
Undersea towers are typically designed to rigidly resist the forces of water and wind. But one type of tower is designed to be flexible and, rather than rely on its platform strength to...

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...

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...

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

Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (ACI 530-99/ ASCE 5-99/TMS 402-99), Specification for Masonry Structures (ACI 530.1-99/ ASCE 6-99/TMS 602-99), Commentary on Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures, Commentary on Specification for Masonry Structures
Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (ACI 530-99/ASCE 5-99/TMS 402-99), Specification for Masonry Structures (ACI 530.1-99/ASCE 6-99/TMS 602-99), Commentary on Building Code...

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...

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...

Critical Skills of Teamwork
This chapter explores the need for teamwork, interdependence, and teamrelated skills....

Construction Inspection for Commercial Buildings

Construction Inspection in the Residential Building Industry

 

 

 

 

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