Designing for Drama
Near the Passaic River in Newark, N.J., not far from the famous Iron Bound restaurant district and Newark's Penn Station, construction crews swarm around the steel skeleton...

New York Gets Wired
With users of New York City DOT's computer-aided drafting and design reaching the limits of the computer system, the department decided to turn the situation to its advantage,...

Evaluating the Efficacy of A Microwave Traffic Sensor in New York City's Freeway and Street Network

Oklahoma City Aftermath
The explosion that ripped through the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City shortly after nine a.m. on April 19 killed 168 people, injured more than 500 and damaged more than...

Mother Nature's Pump and Treat
Known under the general term of phytoremediation, using vegetation as a remedial agent has existed in its basic form for many years, mostly in applications involving waste-water treatment....

Wider Ride to the Rainbow
Engineers on the project to widen the entrance to the Rainbow Bridge between New York and Ontario let the aesthetics of the Niagara Falls setting dictate their design decisions. The challenge...

Berlin's Big Dig
As the first of many major development projects for the new Berlin, the DM 1.5 billion FriedrichstadtPassengen project is the largest private construction investment in Berlin's...

Seismic Isolation in Bridges
In the U.S., the use of seismic isolation in new bridge construction and retrofit projects has been growing as awareness of seismic risk has spread across the country since the 1971 San...

Reliability and Response Control of R/C Buildings
A damage model is summarized for the assessment of seismic damage of reinforced concrete structures. The model is to evaluate specific buildings that were damaged in Mexico City during...

The Winds of Change?
In 1992, Hurricanes Andrew and Iniki combined to generate an estimated $30 billion in damage. The storms also generated their share of reports and recommendations about how best to mitigate...

TOPAZ II System Description
The TOPAZ II single-cell thermionic space reactor power system was designed, built and tested by the former Soviet Union (Russia). It has been purchased by the United States (U.S.) for...

Impediments to the Implementation of Seismic Isolation
There are over 400 civil engineering structures, worldwide, that have been constructed using the principles of seismic isolation, and 70 of these are in the United States. Although use...

Overweight Trucks and Safety of Bridges
Most states face increasing pressure to issue more and heavier overweight truck permits. Current permit checking methods of many states adopt the AASHTO rating concept with or without...

Historical Considerations for New Jersey Viaduct
An Historical Bridge Alternatives Analysis report prepared for New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) for Route 1&9 S.B. viaduct in Newark, New Jersey evaluated the options...

Site Effects on Strong Shaking and Seismic Risk: Recent Developments and Their Impact on Seismic Design Codes and Practice
The very strong influence of localized poor or 'adverse' geological/geotechnical foundation conditions on patterns and concentrations of damage during a number of recent earthquakes (e.g.:...

Acoustic Emission Monitoring of Steel Bridges
Global nondestructive monitoring techniques are of great significance for rapid monitoring of bridges. One promising technique involves monitoring the microseismic events (Acoustic Emissions,...

Design and Analysis of the 712 Fifth Avenue Structure
New York City's 712 Fifth Avenue is an extremely-slender concrete tube tower. This text addresses the structure's lateral structural system, wind analysis, computer model, thermal analysis...

Assessing the Impact of Channel Deepening in Delaware Bay Through Numerical Modeling
A three-dimensional numerical hydrodynamic model of Delaware Bay is being developed to assess the impact of deepening the navigation channel from near the mouth of Delaware Bay to the...

East River Modeling of Water Quality for Multiple-Project Assessments
The East River Model (ERM), which employs the RMA-2V hydrodynamic and RMA-4 water quality modeling code, was used by Lawler, Matusky & Skelly Engineers to assess water quality...

Numerical Decomposition of Eulerian Residual Circulation in Long Island Sound

 

 

 

 

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