Water Treatment Plant Design
Let a team of water treatment plant design experts . with contributions from more than 30 international authorities -- give you comprehensive guidance on modernizing existing water treatment...

Design of Isolated Structures
This chapter examines the design of isolated structures. Topics include governing design codes; design of isolated buildings; design of isolated bridges and viaducts; and issues related...

Analysis
This chapter presents a brief overview of the current analytical modeling techniques for isolated structures. Perhaps the biggest challenge in the design of an isolated structure is incorporating...

Light of L.A.
A tour de force of architecture and structural engineering, the new Roman Catholic cathedral erected in Los Angeles stands as a powerful spiritual and cultural beacon....

Guidelines for Forensic Engineering Practice
Sponsored by the Forensic Engineering Practice Committee of the Technical Council on Forensic Engineering of ASCE. This report provides the fundamentals...

Perspectives in Civil Engineering
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the American Society of Civil Engineers
This report contains 27 papers that serve as a testament to the state-of-the-art of civil engineering at the outset of the 21st century, as well as to commemorate the ASCE's...

Pressure Relief
When the two basins making up a 90 acre reservoir in New York needed to be emptied and cleaned, engineers decided to use the 2,750 ft (840 m) long concrete wall dividing them as a dam....

Building the Olivenhain
Engineers in California were hired to create a reservoir capable of providing the San Diego region with 24,000 acre-feet of water during an emergency shortage. The result is the Olivenhain...

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...

Center of Attention
The designers of the new Washington Convention Center created an immense building that complements rather than overpowers the surrounding neighborhood. By placing the main exhibit hall...

Panel Discussion: Synthesis - What Does It All Mean?
This final panel and group discussion revisted topics from all of the week's sessions. It was acknowledged that the conference has addressed the threat of terrorism to diverse systems...

State of the Art of Structural Engineering
The objective of this paper is to provide an overview of the developments in structural engineering that took place during the past century. This overview includes: (1) some of the major...

Special Structures: Past, Present, and Future
Special structures are landmarks and testimonials to the achievements of the structural engineering profession. They are true three-dimensional...

Role of ASCE in the Advancement of Computing in Civil Engineering
Computing has emerged as a major focus area in civil engineering, just as it has in other disciplines. This paper examines the role of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in...

Engineering, Design and Construction of Lunar Bases
How do we begin to expand our civilization to the Moon? What are the technical issues that infrastructural engineers, in particular, must address? This paper has the goal of introducing...

Wood and Wood-Based Materials: Current Status and Future of a Structural Material
Wood is one of the earliest construction materials, and the structural use of wood and wood-based materials continues to steadily increase. In fact, new wood-based materials continue to...

Use of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites as Reinforcing Material for Concrete
Although the potential of continuous fiber reinforced polymers (FRPs) was recognized more than 50 years ago, bottlenecks such as vulnerability to static fatigue, ultraviolet radiation,...

History of Hot Mix Asphalt Mixture Design in the United States
Asphalt has been used as a construction material from the earliest days of civilization, but though it has long been used as a waterproofing material in shipbuilding and hydraulics, its...

Review of Stabilization of Clays and Expansive Soils in Pavements and Lightly Loaded Structures—History, Practice, and Future
Expansive clay soils—those that change significantly in volume with changes in water content—are the cause of distortions to structures that cost taxpayers several billion dollars annually...

Atmospheric Corrosion Resistance of Structural Steels
The main objective of this paper is to provide engineers with data on thickness loss of structural steel members resulting from corrosion. To this end, the writers have collected atmospheric...

 

 

 

 

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