Preserving the Past: Recovering the Destroyed Buddha Statues and Niches in Bamiyan Afghanistan
For millennia, civilizations have built monuments to honor their gods, leaders, or founding principles, and with time those monuments that still exist have become revered treasures. Take, for example,...

Discussion of San Jacinto Monument Case History by Jean-Louis Briaud, Jennifer Nicks, Keunyoung Rhee, and Gregory Stieben

Carving the Worlds' Largest Rock Monument: Where Art Meets Rock Mechanics

The Geology, History and Foundations of the Monuments on the National Mall

Scaling the Monument
One of the three phases in the restoration of the Washington Monument was the design and construction of an aluminum scaffolding system with both functional and aesthetic purposes. The...

Casa Grande: Survey and Analysis of Structural Stability of a Hohokam Monument

Washington Buildup
Despite its reputation as a city mired in fiscal crisis, Washington, D. C., continues to improve its basic infrastructure. A look at three ongoing projects—a sports arena, a waste water...

Use of Geophysics to Aid in Mapping Basalts Relevant to Ground Water Flow and a Landslide Hazard at Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

Extending the Legacy: Planning America's Capital for the 21st Century

Civil Engineering Education: An Historical Perspective

Engineering and History: Manifestations in Monuments

A GIS Foundation Example
A primary network of geodetic control monuments was developed with static GPS measurements. These monuments are tied to the existing Florida High Precision Network....

Japan Builds 21st Century Monuments
Japanese civil engineers are designing and constructing an extensive array of 21st century landmarks that incorporate innovative technology applied to industrial restructuring, advanced...

Structural Design and Wind Resistance of Fukuoka Tower with T.M.D.
Fukuoka Tower, which was built in 1989, was projected as a monument, a observation tower and a broadcasting antenna with 234m high. In this tower, a Tuned Mass Damper(TMD) was set, in...

Engineering a Monument, Evoking a Nightmare
Rather than simply standing as a backdrop for exhibits, the $53.2 million U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is intended to be part of the fabric of the exhibition itself. Now under construction...

Safeguarding History
Even monolithic marble monuments, such as the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, fall prey to materials deterioration. Now, sensitive instrumentation systems can document and analyze even the...

Evaluating Spring Flow Trends at Pipe Spring National Monument and Vicinity, Arizona
A study conducted by the National Park Service Water Resources Division is resolving if ground water pumping is causing spring flow declines at Pipe Spring National Monument (PISP). Ground...

The Challenges of Preseving Our Nation's Lighthouses

Civil Engineering: At the Center of Technology for Tomorrow
Between now and the year 2000 civil engineers have the opportunity, perhaps more than any other profession, to help create the monuments of our civilization. This will involve projects...

Geodetic Monuments for Eccentric Property Corners
Problem areas in land information systems are identified and described and solutions are proposed. The main areas discussed include a method of equitable property taxation, replacement...

 

 

 

 

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