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,...

A Better Barrier
Seepage problems have troubled the Walter F. George Lock and Dam, on the Chattahoochee River, for more than 40 years. Construction of a deep positive cutoff wall is nearing completion,...

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...

Northeast Passage
It will take a deft hand to manage the many aspects of this massive highway and mass transit project along interstate 95 in Connecticut. CAreful construction staging and detailed traffic...

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....

Design Loads
This chapter discusses the types of loadings that should be considered when designing overhead power lines utilizing fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) poles. For infrastructure applications...

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...

Evaluation of the Tricon Retained Soil Wall System
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center, a CERF/IIEC Innovation Center. This report describes a HITEC evaluation designed to...

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...

Power Systems

Component Vulnerability Modeling Issues for Analysis of Seismic Risks to Transportation Lifeline Systems

Optimization of the Operation Rules of Multipurpose Multireservoir Systems; New Approach
In recent years Iran is ranked 4th among countries having the highest number of dams under construction on her hydrosystems. This has called for...

 

 

 

 

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