Outside the Box
Employing an innovative design that made construction quick and economical, the box girder structure carrying Highway N-2 over interstate 80 near Grand Island, Nebraska, became the first...

Symbol of Strength
Shortly after the Oklahoma City bombing, the federal government decided to rebuild. The result is an architectural gem incorporating the latest advances in blast resistance and sustainable...

Water Wise in Phoenix
To satisfy its growing demand for safe drinking water, Phoenix has turned to an innovative design/build/operate approach that is expected to deliver a highly sophisticated yet cost-effective...

Par Excellence
A 50-year-old Brownfield with a mountainous pile of steel slag has been remediate and developed into a recreational site that boasts a free golf course for inner-city youth, a championship-quality...

A Grand Plan
The nation's capital was conceived as a glorious symbol of the American democracy and it became precisely that. But it has also developed into a vibrant urban center that...

Power Shift
Engineers designing a Manhattan skyscraper with offices in the lower floors and residences in the upper found that they had to employ several unusual methods to accommodate client needs....

Golden Opportunity
After abruptly losing access to a significant portion of its water supply during a severe drought, the city of Golden, Colorado, responded by employing innovative approaches to design...

Shipshape
As the shipping industry changes, so must port facilities. In light of that fact, the Bayport Container and Cruise Terminal, now under construction at the Port of Houston, has been designed...

Evaluation of the CON-ARCH reinforced Concrete Buried Arch System
Final Report
This report summarizes the evaluation of the Con-Arch culvert system marketed by Hunter Contracting, Co. of Tucson, Arizona. The evaluation consisted of computer analysis and field testing of two Con-Arch...

Compiled Database on the Long-Span Bridges
This section briefly discusses the database that was created in order to establish the number and types of all the vital long-span bridges in the USA....

Tabulation of Long-Span Bridges in the United States

Seepage and Transport through Anaerobic Lagoon Liners
In this chapter, the seepage and transport characteristics of lagoon liners are addressed using the soils and hydrogeology of southwest Kansas as examples....

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....

Rebuilding the Winter Garden
The terrorist attacks of September 11 partially destroyed the Winter Garden, a majestic public apace that connected the World Trade Center to the Hudson River waterfront on the perimeter...

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...

Wetlands at Work
As urbanization spread to the southern portion of Staten Island—the home of New York City's last large stand of freshwater wetlands—the New York City Department of Environmental...

San Diego Delivers
To maintain its ability to provide water to some of its rapidly growing regions, the city of San Diego is simultaneously laying two large diameter pipelines, one carrying potable water...

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....

Thinking Deep
An underwater pipeline that has set records for its 55 in. (1,397 mm) diameter and 3,000 ft (914 m) depth stretches nearly 2 mi (3 km) from the shore of Hawaii to bring cold seawater to...

Shaken
A team of engineers reports on the aftermath of the Denali earthquake, which struck a remote region of Alaska last year, and its effects on the state's infrastructure....

 

 

 

 

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