Fragility Curves and Seismic Loss Estimation Methodologies Based on Insurance Data
Loss data for single family dwellings from the 1994 Northridge, California, earthquake were correlated with ground motion with the aim of determining ground motion-based fragility curves....

Residential Land Development Practices
A Textbook on Development Land Into Finished Lots
This manual is the first of its type to instruct the reader on residential land development practices. This step-by-step description of the land development process is based on the professional...

Wind Load Provisions
This chapter explores the provisions of the Wind Load standard....

Examples
This chapter contains ten examples of determination of wind loads using the analytical procedure of the ASCE 7-98 standard....

Traffic-Calming Basics
The use of traffic calming measures, such as speed humps, traffic circles, and lane narrowings, is becoming more popular in the United States as a way to reduce vehicle speed and traffic...

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...

Closing in on Approval
A lack of qualification criteria and design standards has hindered some engineers from using fiber-reinforced polymers to restore concrete structures. But several organizations´┐Żamong them,...

Easing the Way for E-Permitting
In an effort to speed the development of an electronic permitting process in Fairfax County, Virginia, the firm Dewberry & Davis conducted a forum as part of a kickoff process....

Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (ACI 530-99/ ASCE 5-99/TMS 402-99), Specification for Masonry Structures (ACI 530.1-99/ ASCE 6-99/TMS 602-99), Commentary on Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures, Commentary on Specification for Masonry Structures
Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (ACI 530-99/ASCE 5-99/TMS 402-99), Specification for Masonry Structures (ACI 530.1-99/ASCE 6-99/TMS 602-99), Commentary on Building Code...

On the Question of Accepting Work Outside One's Field of Expertise: An Ethical Fail Safe
The winner of the Daniel W. Mead Prize for ethical writing by a student discusses the history of the development of ASCE's code of ethics. Although it may be legal for civil...

Weighing Anchors
Modern anchorage systems offer design engineers and contractors unprecedented choice in load transfer mechanisms. Some anchors are highly specialized, while others are appropriate for...

Forging Ahead
More than a dozen bridges in the United States have been built using HPS 70W grade steel, which has a yield strength of 485 MPa (70 ksi) but superior toughness compared to conventional...

Coordinating the Shared Use of Transboundary Water Resources
(No paper) This presentation discusses an ASCE effort to standardize the shared use of transboundary water resources....

Landing the Big One
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has investigated the potential impacts on airport design of the new large aircraft, which will weigh more than 1 million lbs (453,600 kg) and...

Preparing Specifications for Design-Bid Build Projects
The Committee on Specifications of the Construction Division of ASCE has developed a guide to preparing construction specifications for design-bid build projects. The guide contains preparation...

Domesticating Steel
Residential contractors, nervous about fluctuations in lumber prices and quality, would welcome steel framing into the housing market if the necessary infrastructure were in place. Despite...

Civil Engineering in the Asia Region
Asian Infrastructure, Sustainable Development and Project Management
This proceedings, Civil Engineering in the Asia Region: Asian Infrastructure, Sustainable Development and Project Management, contains papers...

Future Fire Codes
Performance-based fire codes are a trend worldwide. The idea is to get away from prescriptive, cook-book codes that dictate design. Performance based codes should be more rational and...

The Search for HPC (Available in Structural Engineering Special Issue only)
High-performance concrete (HPC) is often overlooked by engineers because its properties are not well documented. Concrete Clinic International conducted a study to learn more about the...

Ethics: A Professional Concern
The 1998 Daniel W. Mead Student winner answers the essay question What is the role of ethics in professionalism? by discussing ethical conduct as the key to gaining public trust and obtaining...

 

 

 

 

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