Forcing Function and Climate Change
A system framework for investigating the effect of climate change in the upper Rio-Grande river basin, New Mexico, is developed. The forcing function or input into a climate change model...

The Fabric Dyers' Use of Recycled Water
Tuftex Industries manufactures both residential and commercial carpets. As a Division of Queen Carpets, Tuftex is the largest carpet manufacturer on the West Coast and part of the fourth...

Scour-Hole Dimensions at Selected Bridge Piers in New York
Knowledge of scour-hole dimensions can be used by bridge engineers to deter mine the extent of countermeasures needed to prevent scour at bridge piers. Scour-hole widths at 128 piers,...

Design Guidelines for Bioengineered Bank Stabilization
Design of bioengineered slope stabilization measures in riverine environments to minimize rates of stream bank erosion requires accounting for hydrologic, hydraulic, geomorphic, geotechnical,...

Optimization Modeling of Complex Surface Water Collection Systems
The New York City (NYC) water supply system is currently being modeled using Linear Programming (LP) optimization techniques. A series of simulations were performed to investigate the...

Evaluation of Selected Instruments for Monitoring Scour at Bridges in New York
Reliable methods to monitor scour at bridges are needed to ensure public safety and minimize the cost to repair or replace vulnerable bridges. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation...

Another Times Square Attraction (Available only in Structures Special Issue)
Located in the middle of Times Square, 1540 Broadway has become a prominent fixture in this rapidly changing area of New York. Originally designed by Skidmore Owings Merrill, New York,...

New Orleans Rolls the Dice (Available only in Structures Special Issue)
To compete with the gambling meccas of Las Vegas and Atlantic City, New Orleans recently took a gamble by erecting the world's largest casino building. With the structure...

Pipeline Crossings and the Corps Regulatory Process in New England

Visualizing the Flow
Digital modeling of passive cooling techniques now enables engineers to create comfortable environments in even the most unlikely of spaces—including glass atriums in the desert. Passive...

Success or Failure: A Tale of Two Projects
Twenty city blocks and a ten year period separated two projects of similar purposes, but with completely different endings. The first one, the Delancey Street Project, took place in 1984...

Tappan Zee Set for Inverset (Available only in Structures special issue)
Replacing the deck on New York's Tappan Zee Bridge is a ticklish problem, considering that all of the work has to be done at night. A combination of isotropically reinforced...

Engineering Ethics
Recent revelations about the 1978 emergency retrofit of the Citicorp Center in New York City sparked an assessment of ethical dilemmas by the structural engineering community. In May 1995,...

Balancing on the Tides
Using a system of pivoting, barge-mounted towers, a Virginia contractor floated bridge segments into position 120 ft above the York River, reducing costs and cutting erection time by nearly...

Are There Benefits to Continuing Professional Development?
This paper was selected as the Mead student paper winner for 1996. The author defended the position that continuing professional development should be a priority for all engineers and...

Analysis of the Gasoline Spill at East Patchogue, New York

So Mrs. Roebling—What's Your Side of the Story—About the Brooklyn Bridge?

Bridge Deck Performance and Rehabilitation: A Reliability-Based Analysis

The Taller the Deeper (Available only in the Geo/Environmental Special Issue)
While debate rages on about which structure holds the title of the world's tallest building, there is no dispute over which building has the deepest foundation. At 130 m below...

Prediction and Performance of Municipal Landfill Slope

 

 

 

 

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