An Alternative Approach
An innovative foundation system at a Virginia power plant relies on columns constructed via jet grouting to support elevated units that reduce pollution. The approach required less drilling,...

Work of Art
Cincinnati's new art center is being lauded for its structural animation and innovative use of form. Rendering this sculptural edifice in concrete and steel within a limited...

Island in the Mur
Floating atop an immense pontoon like a shimmering seashell, this elliptical island of steel and glass in the middle of an Austrian river—an inventive, unconventional bridge—was designed...

An Unconventional Approach
Conceived to resemble a series of covered suspension bridges, Pittsburgh's new $370-million David L. Lawrence Convention Center boasts a cable-supported stainless steel roof...

Can Less Be More?
With its higher strength and improved performance characteristics, high-performance steel is indeed an alluring materials. Its cost, however, also is higher, a factor that cannot be ignored....

NewsBriefs: AISC Announces Award Winners (American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.)

Reconstructed With Precision
Rehabilitating a heavily traveled crossing while traffic continues to flow is a complicated endeavor. Add the attention to detail required to preserve the character of a historic 1920's...

Bridges: Steel Bridge Launched over Iowa River

Shell of Steel
To create a saddle-shaped bandstand in a newly developed park in St. Paul, Minnesota, engineers designed a glass-covered, stainless steel lattice grid that makes use of a unique system...

Stability and Loads
This chapter examines stability and loads. Topics include stability and lateral load resistance during construction; effective lengths of cantilever columns; effect on stability of frame...

Progressive Collapse
This chapter examines progressive collapse. Topics include current practice and integrity steel for loss of support of a lifting collar....

Performance-Based Criteria for FRP Products and Materials
In most ways, fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) structures perform similar to wood and steel structures. There are, however, certain differences and these differences are described in this...

Assembly and Erection
This chapter is intended to provide recommendations on transporting, handling, assembling, and erecting fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) poles. An important consideration is that FRP poles...

A River Runs through It
The new stadium under construction for the New England Patriots is architecturally and structurally unique, but it is also attracting attention for another reason: the restoration of a...

Evaluation of the Geo-Con Vert Wall System
Prepared by the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (HITEC), a CERF/IIEC Innovation Center This report describes a HITEC evaluation designed...

Superior Court
For a sport obsessed with getting a round ball through a hoop, the shape of the new Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame seems entirely appropriate. The building is intersected by...

Recent Advances in Optimal Structural Design
Sponsored by the Technical Committee on Structural Design of the Technical Administrative Committee on Analysis and Computation of the Technical Activities Division of the Structural Engineering...

Countering Chemical and Biological Terrorism
Prior to the terrorist attacks of September 11, building protection related to terrorism primarily focused on the threat of bombs detonated inside vechicles. However the September 2001...

The Chernobyl Problem
When the infamous accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant occurred in April 1986—a catastrophe that involved an explosion that blew off the top of one of the plant's...

Repeat Performance
Working with a budget of $10 million, engineers designing a new high-rise residential structure in New York City had to find creative ways to control costs. One budget-saving idea was...

 

 

 

 

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