25 Technologies to Watch
While much hype exists over the concept of e-commerce, an expert in design and construction information technologies points out that there are many other technologies in the developmental...

Extended Life Span
The Harlem River Lift Span—part of New York City's Triborough Bridge System—was the largest vertical span in the country at the time of its construction in 1936. The lift...

Taking Treatment to the Extremes
Designing a wastewater treatment facility that meets current environmental guidelines can be challenging enough. But designing it so it can be shipped, constructed, operated, and maintained...

Liner Lessons
The County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County comprise 25 independent special districts that cover a service area of approximately 770 sq mi (1,990 km²). Since the early 1990s...

Closing the Gap
In 1944 Congress authorized construction of the Foothills Parkway, a 116 km highway through the Tennessee mountains along the northwestern edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park....

Summary of Evaluation Findings for 30-Meter Handheld and Mobile Pavement Marking Retroreflectometers
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a CERF Innovation Center. This report summarizes the results of detailed evaluations...

Evaluation Findings for Seismic Energy Products, L.P. Elastromeric Isolation Bearing
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a CERF Service Center. This report presents the results of a detailed evaluation...

Good Vibrations
As advances in material technology and structural efficiency find reflection in structures that are lighter, more slender, and more daring architecturally, design teams must focus more...

Parkway Payoff
A massive cast-in-place segmental bridge over the James River is the most noticeable part of the $325 million Route 895 toll road project in Richmond, Virginia, but the most innovative...

The Transportation Connection
The story of a project as immense as the Port of Los Angeles Pier 400 construction has more than a few subplots, one of which is most certainly the design and construction of the Transportation...

Evaluation of Thermocoax Piezoelectric Weight-in-Motion Sensors
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a CERF Innovation Center. This report describes a program of installation,...

Evaluation of Measurement Specialties, Inc. Piezoelectric Weigh-In-Motion Sensors
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a CERF Innovation Center. This report describes a program of installation,...

Gap Analysis for Durability of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite in Civil Infrastructure
Prepared by the Civil Engineering Research Foundation. This report provides the results of a study on what is known and not known about the use of...

Evaluation of the CON/SPAN Wingwall System
This evaluation was performed on CON/SPAN Wingwalls, precast concrete end walls for the CON/SPAN Bridge System developed, designed, and supplied by CON/SPAN Bridge System, Inc....

A Sound Assembly
In downtown Salt Lake City, the new 1.5 million sq ft (140 000 m²) conference center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) faced design issues that include height restrictions,...

Safeguarding Bixby Bridge
The two-lane arch bridge over Bixby Creek—in Big Sur, California—reflects the Art Deco style popular in the early 1930s, when the crossing was built. Its slender deck and arch ribs appear...

Deep Foundations In the Future (Available in Geo-Environmental Special Issue only)
The design and construction of deep foundations has gone from an art form to a scientifically based engineering practice. Research in this field has improved over the past century and...

Ethics: A Design Responsibility
The design/build method of project delivery, because it largely removes the client from the quality control and assurance process, can lend itself to unethical behavior on the part of...

Return of the Master Builder
As projects become more complex and clients demand streamlined design and construction approaches, more consulting companies are attempting to add hard-dollar construction to their scope....

Sum of the Parts
As with all of the bay bridges that serve as life lines to the San Francisco peninsula, the 32-year-old San Mateo Bridge needs strengthening to withstand a maximum credible earthquake...

 

 

 

 

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