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...

Preserving Pisa's Treasure
Pisa's bell tower, a prime example of Romanesque architecture, would be renowned even if it did not lean. Construction of the tower began in 1173 and was not completed until...

The Submarine Mission
A new Navy engineering and support facility for submarines has been designed and constructed at Lake Pend Oreille, near Bayview, Idaho. The project includes a bridge approach to the facility,...

Metamorphosis
Ranked as one of the 15 tallest buildings in New York, the headquarters of the Bear Stearns Companies, Inc., is a 45-story skyscraper that is 815 ft (248 m) tall. Replacing an existing...

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...

An Arbor for Art
The new $50-million, 153,000 sq ft (14,200 m²) building for the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will provide the museum with more than five times its current gallery space. The design...

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...

The Inside Story
A full-scale renovation of the interior of Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hall required shaving much of the depth from two trusses under load conditions, installing new...

Changing Channels
When the strict design parameters of a correctional facility in remote Pennsylvania meant blocking a headwater stream, a team of environmental engineers rerouted the waterway 400 ft (122...

Reconstructing a Grand Boulevard
Wacker Drive, the two-level riverfront roadway that has defined the boundary of Chicago's business and cultural district for more than 75 years, is undergoing a much-needed...

Rapid Delivery
Facing nearly dry wells and a moratorium on development that was about to expire, a small town in the pacific Northwest, using the design/build delivery method, was able to quickly design...

Application of a SonTek Argonaut Side-Looking (SL) Doppler Flow Meter for Measuring Discharge on the Southern Leg of the Parana' River at the Entrance to the Itaipu Binacional Reservoir, Parana', Brasil
Index-velocity and water level data collected with a SonTek Argonaut Side-Looking (SL) Doppler Flow Meter and channel cross-sectional area data were used to compute total discharge on...

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...

Me, Myself and Infrastructure
Private Lives and Public Works in America
Companion guide to the ASCE 150th Anniversary museum exhibit. This book is a consumer's-eye view of infrastructure—the technological networks...

Teams and Teamwork: The Potential
Deliberate efforts to develop teamwork in most work groups can clearly improve productivity, communication, schedule maintenance, cost control, work quality, individual satisfaction, and...

What Are Teams and Where Do We Find Them?
The word team may be defined as a group of people, each with different skills and often with different tasks, who work together toward a common project, service, or goal with a meshing...

Benefits and Value of a Team Approach
Many still equate teamwork simply with feeling good or being the right thing to do. Yet leaders who have made the effort to develop teamwork in their work groups have noticed some interesting...

Common Misconceptions about Teams
There are some widely held myths and misconceptions that can and do thwart leaders and groups who would like to be part of a team. Because these misconceptions set up false expectations,...

Leader and Team Member Roles
Groups may consist of people who have similar or very different roles or tasks. A group may not be required to work as a coordinated or integrated unit, such as a group of dentists, attorneys,...

Stages of Group Development
Most groups have a natural potential for growth and development over time toward becoming high-performing teams. Tuckman, Francis and Young and others have noted that groups may progress...

 

 

 

 

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