The investigations: The World Trade Center towers
On Aug. 21, 2002, the National Institute of Standards and Technology announced it would conduct a building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center disaster. This investigation was conducted...

The investigations: The Pentagon
On the day that terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, ASCE and its Structural Engineering Institute established a group of volunteers, known as the building performance study, or...

Material Difference
It was only fitting that the design of a center dedicated to the visual arts on the campus of Franklin & Marshall College feature an interplay of materials — from glass and concrete to steel and...

From the Ashes: One World Trade Center

Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Its Unique Camera Aperture-style Retractable Roof: A Collaborative Approach to Myriad Foundation Support Systems
The multiuse Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and MLS’s Atlanta United soccer teams, opened in 2017 and is used as a sports facility and major entertainment venue (Figure 1). With...

Intergalactic Soil Nails: Excavation Support for the Deep Space Auditorium
A software company based outside Madison, Wis., had a need for an auditorium as part of its campus expansion in 2011. The 829,000-sq-ft, 11,400-seat "Deep Space" auditorium was to be built underground,...

Wings Over Washington Flying Theater: The Greatest Show in the Air and Over the Water
Wings Over Washington is a new state-of-theart flying theater that simulates the feeling of soaring with a bald eagle over the Washington State landscape....

Tsunami Loads and Effects
Guide to the Tsunami Design Provisions of ASCE 7-16
The devastating tsunamis that struck Chile and Japan in 2010 and 2011 underscored the critical need for new structural design criteria to improve building resilience and safeguard human life. They also...

ASCE Library 2017 Subscription catalog

Offshore Technology in Civil Engineering
Hall of Fame Papers: Volume 11
Prepared by the Program Committee of the Offshore Technology Conference of the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute of ASCE<\p>Offshore Technology...

Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations
Civil engineers have responsibilities for the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of physical infrastructures. These infrastructures include all types of buildings,...

Construction Support Services
A preconstruction survey of existing structures within the anticipated construction zone of influence should be conducted before any construction begins. A plan for structures that need...

Notes on Heavy Lift Design
The interrelated activities and responsibilities of the various organizations involved in the lift design and offshore installation of topside facilities for an offshore platform are discussed....

BIM in Geotechnics: The Benefits of Including Geotechnical Data in Building Information Modelling
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is becoming increasingly common around the world on building and civil engineering projects, but what are the benefits to geotechnical engineers and...

Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment
The Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment presents activity and research developments in water issues, challenges, and opportunities throughout the developed landscape. The scope covers...

The Transbay Transit Center: Breaking New Ground in Urban Geotechnics
A building boom centered around the construction of the new Transbay Transit Center (TTC) is transforming the South of Market neighborhood in downtown San Francisco, newly dubbed the Transbay...

Underpinning and Shoring of the Historic Howard Theatre in Washington, DC
The Howard Theatre was constructed in 1910 at 620 T Street, NW in Washington, DC. In 2010, a group of sponsoring organizations and developers put together a $17.1 million plan to revitalize...

Challenges and Risks of Jet Grouting in a Congested Urban Environment
In the heart of London, one of Europe's largest jet grouting contracts is nearing completion. The jet grouting is part of the overall 7-year-long upgrade project to London...

Design-Build and Public-Private Partnerships: Risk Allocation of Subsurface Conditions
Project Owners, especially in the public sector, are exploring and utilizing alternative project delivery methods, such as design-build (D-B) and public-private partnerships (P3s). Some...

The Future of Underground Construction Monitoring
In the past 15 years, the tools and techniques used to monitor the performance of existing ground and surrounding structures during construction have improved significantly. Practice is...

 

 

 

 

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