Cementitious Materials´┐ŻNine Millennia and A New Century: Past, Present, and Future
Cementitious materials have been used in construction for several millennia and through several civilizations. Their use has been revitalized in the recent century, and they have become...

History of Hot Mix Asphalt Mixture Design in the United States
Asphalt has been used as a construction material from the earliest days of civilization, but though it has long been used as a waterproofing material in shipbuilding and hydraulics, its...

Preparing for Takeoff
New Hampshire's Manchester Airport laid the groundwork for steady grwoth with a set of infrastructure projects including the construction of a parking garage, a terminal expansion,...

Replacing a Dying Water Infrastructure
The water infrastructure in the United States will soon need massive repairs. Pipes are leaking, and most pipes are near the end of their life cycles. Tens of thousands of sewer overflows...

Development and Application of a Decision Support System for Municipal Water Infrastructure Planning: Challenges and Successes
Many water utilities across the country continue to face the challenge of intelligent planning for cost effective, efficient operation, larger demands, stricter government regulations,...

Keeping It Rolling
Thanks to a complex construction staging scheme and a temporary tieback support system, workers were able to rehabilitate an aging rolling lift bridge in Boston....

The Big Dig's Big Dig
Widely recognized as the most demanding component of Boston's Central Artery/Tunnel Project, the tunnel jacking work performed beneath operating rail tracks represents a quantum...

Joining Forces
In times of limited funding, roads and mass transit are sometimes seen as competing interests, but in Denver the two are united in a massive effort to reinvent an aging and congested transportation...

Enduring Strength
The long-term effectiveness of posttensioning in bridges depends on the resiliency of the tendons, and various factors related to construction and marine environments come into play. How...

Worthy Successor
Now under construction, the replacement for Florida's Hathaway Bridge, which crosses St. Andrew Bay in Panama City, will more than double the capacity of the existing structure....

The Nisqually, Washington, Earthquake of February 28, 2001
Lifeline Performance
Prepared by the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE. This TCLEE Monograph details the effects of the Nisqually, Washington,...

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...

Clean Water at the Crossroads
Thirty years after the passage of the Clean Water Act, the quality of effluent from the nation's wastewater treatment plants has improved considerably. However, much of the...

Economic Restoration of Concrete Infrastructure at Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
United States municipalities are spending hundreds of millions of dollars annually tore place and repair corroded concrete infrastructures in wastewater systems. Structures such as wet...

Application of Simulated Annealing for Integrated Urban Water Systems: Infrastructure, Treatment and Re-Use Optimization
Escalating costs in providing water supply, waste water and storm water infrastructure and community concerns over the environmental impact of water harvesting and effluent disposal, have...

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...

Symptom-Based Reliability of Aging Infrastructure Systems
Ideally, aging infrastructure systems should be monitored for safety and repaired in case of need. Eventually, authors believe that symptom-based reliability will be useful for safety...

High-Tech Isolation
In the fast-paced world of telecommunications, the time to market is often the deciding factor in the success of an enterprise. With that thought in mind, AboveNet Communications, Inc.,...

Competitive Edge
A new design system called the simplified economical bridge design (SEBD) makes steel cost-competitive with concrete for short- and medium-span bridges for the first time. In fact, a comparative...

Rebuilding America's Infrastructure
During the years immediately following World War II, the United States built the greatest infrastructure in the modern world. As we move into the 21st centruy, however, we find that this...

 

 

 

 

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