A History of Environmental Engineering in the United States
Environmental engineering is a relatively new name for a type of engineering that began in the United States in the 1830s. Under different names, it continued to evolve to satisfy environmental...

Outdoor Human Comfort and Its Assessment
Prepared by the Task Committee on Outdoor Human Comfort of the Aerodynamics Committee of ASCE. This report describes state-of-the-art methods for assessing...

Structural Expression in Wind Sensitive Structures
Architectural details can impact both the local cladding pressures on a structure as well as the overall structural response. Figure 1 shows a pair of roof corner vortices on the upper...

Taking the High Road
Commuters on a congested toll highway in Tampa, FL, will soon have the option of rising above the rest of the traffic on three reversible express lanes. By elevating the new lanes on slender...

Northern Exposure
Traffic growth on a Massachusetts highway leading to New Hampshire called for new lanes and replacement of all of the bridges. Wide medians aided the work; narrow ones complicated matters....

A New Identity
By repairing and relocating steel trusses, replacing deteriorating approach spans, and replacing what, at the time of its construction, was regarded as a daring concrete truss, engineers...

Independent Research Assessment of Project Management Factors Affecting Department of Energy Project Success
Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy by the Civil Engineering Research Foundation. This report presents the findings of a research study to improve...

Geotechnical Aspects of Homeland Defense

Are You Doing Your Bit Towards Sustainability in Geo-Engineering? If Not, Why Not?

Soils Magic: Bring Some Excitement to Civil Engineering Education

Challenges Facing Graduate Education in Geotechnical Engineering

When Your Site Doesn't Obey the Rules: Geotechnical Problems in Karst

Selected Readings on Sustainable Engineering Practice
This chapter provides a broad spectrum of examples, which describe how sustainability principles are being integrated and applied in engineering education, research, and practice....

Sustainability Definitions, Policy Statements, and Principles
This chapter provides a selected sampling of sustainability definitions, policy statements, and principles, with explanatory notes, that will give the reader a broad sense of the visionary...

Main Conclusions and Recommendations
This section briefly comments on main conclusions and recommendations for engineering assessments of long-span bridges....

Subsequent Actions for Capturing, Improving, and Securing Performance
This section briefly comments on the need for follow-up engineering assessment work and coordination in order to achieve the needed accomplishments of capturing the long-span bridge performance...

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....

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...

Principles and Practice of Engineering
Architectural Engineering Sample Questions and Solutions
This book is an essential resource to assist candidates who are preparing for the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) examination in architectural engineering. The handbook is...

Lifeline Performance of El Salvador Earthquakes of January 13 and February 13, 2001
Prepared by the Council on Disaster Reduction and Earthquake Investigation Committee of Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE. ...

 

 

 

 

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