Sea Change
Desalinated seawater—considered a novelty by the United States water treatment community just five years ago—is rapidly becoming a viable water resource in this country....

Finished With a Flourish
The Walt Disney Concert Hall has survived budgeting shortfalls, a major earthquake, and formidable design changes to become an evocative beacon for the arts in downtown Los Angeles....

Tying It All Together
The Rancocas Greek Bridge, a steel tied arch designed for both light-rail and freight train loading, may be the first bridge of its kind to carry freight trains in the United States....

ITS Then and Now
One of the authors of a 1992 strategic plan for developing intelligent transportation systems in the United States reviews the progress that has been made in the interim....

Micropiles to the Rescue
When a Michigan energy concern began upgrading the equipment in one of its operating power plants, engineers were asked to find an economical and nondisruptive way to support the new loads...

Repairing Pittsburgh's Portal
Engineering the rehabilitation of Pittsburgh's Fort Pitt Bridge and Fort Pitt Tunnel involved an extensive inspection of their condition and a detailed evaluation of alternative...

Light at the End of the Tunnel
As part of a comprehensive program to control combined sewer overflows in Richmond, Virginia, engineers designed a deep tunnel 5,900 feet long to store the polluted water during severe...

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...

The Huntington Library's Civil Engineering Treasures and the Trent Dames Fund for the Heritage of Civil Engineering

A More Perfect Union
Established to promote greater public understanding of the United States Constitution, the National Constitution Center facility in Philadelphia is a structure of complex geometries articulated...

Back on Track
Minneapolis, which last heard the clangor of electric streetcars in 1954, is proving once again that history repeats itself. The streetcars are back - in the form of a swift, modern light-rail...

Transformation on the Sound
The recently completed renovation and expansion of the Sound School - a unique vocational school devoted to the study of aquaculture in New Haven, Connecticut - benefited greatly from...

Fundamentally Sound
Through careful coordination of remediation work that will include the dredging of contaminated sediment and the control of storm water, a busy Seattle shipyard is charting a course for...

A Tale of Two Towers: The Foundations
In preparing two lots in New York City's Times Square as sites for modern skyscrapers, engineers devised foundations and structural systems that would allow for subway lines,...

A Tale of Two Towers: The Structures
In preparing two lots in New York City's Times Square as sites for modern skyscrapers, engineers devised foundations and structural systems that would allow for subway lines,...

Homerun
The new ballpark for the Philadelphia Phillies pays tribute to the city's design scheme while offering clear sight lines from multiple vantage points....

Changing Course
Guidelines governing areas subject to 100-year flood consider the expected vertical elevation of floodwaters but overlook the possibility that a river channel may move laterally. A recent...

Headcut Analysis for Off-Channel Gravel Pits in Arid Environments
The study focuses on a large gravel pit located adjacent to the Santa Cruz River between the confluences with the Rillito and Canada del Oro rivers in Tucson, Arizona. These gravel pits...

Estimating the Return Period of Multiyear Droughts
Characterizing the return period of hydrologic events has been an important subject in water resources planning and management studies for many decades. The alternative approach has been...

Stochastic Analysis of the Truckee River Flow System
The Truckee River system is a complex system that involves a number of hydraulic structures such as natural and artificial lakes and reservoirs and diversions. Streamflow data have been...

 

 

 

 

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