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....

Restoring Coastal Louisiana
Enhancing the Role of Engineering and Science in the Restoration Program
Louisiana's coastal wetlands represent a significant natural and economic resource for the state and the nation but have been disappearing at a rate of 25 to 35 square miles...

San Simeon Earthquake of December 22, 2003 and Denali, Alaska, Earthquake of November 3, 2002
Prepared by the Earthquake Investigations Committee of the Technical Council of Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE. This TCLEE Monograph provides...

Exceeding Expectations
As part of an upgrade of a Michigan wastewater treatment plant, project designers are responding to community demands for a high-performing facility. The result - the largest membrane...

Air Show
Hundreds of aircraft and thousands of aeronautical and astronautical artifacts never before viewed by the public have finally found a home at the National Air and Space Museum's...

Making the Grade
Adding two lanes to a stretch of highway in western Colorado required excavation on slopes and involved micropiles, mechanically stabilized earth walls, ground anchors, and soil nails....

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,...

 

 

 

 

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