Tag: Technical Notes

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Researchers test sand-silt mixtures to predict liquefaction resistance

A paper in the March issue of "Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering" focuses on granular soils containing nonplastic fines (silt), investigating the combined effect of the void ratio, effective vertical stress, and fines content on the liquefaction resistance of sands.

Spotlighting seismic design criteria for nuclear facilities

Technical updates to the latest edition of ASCE/SEI 43 ensure the proper design of nuclear facilities.

Applying virtual reality to assess construction’s ergonomic risks

Can a virtual reality-based ergonomic assessment method reduce the need for physical mock-ups and lessen the cost and time required to develop and implement an improved workstation design? A new study conducted experiments.

ASCE seeks public comment on two structural standards

ASCE is seeking comments on two professional standards this spring.

Guides offer practical help with load provisions of ASCE 7-16

To assist practicing engineers, ASCE has developed supporting guides that provide detailed descriptions of the wind, seismic, tsunami, snow, and rain load provisions in ASCE 7-16.

Understanding the catastrophic 2003 Chinese subway line failure

A new paper for the Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities reviewed the causes behind the first breach failure of a cross passage being mined by an artificial ground-freezing method.

What are the costs of life-cycle distributed stormwater control measures?

A new paper in the "Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment" presents a module that advances understanding of stormwater cost profiles using a process-based tool.

Setting proper rate pricing to ensure water system sustainability

A new study, “Setting Future Water Rates for Sustainability of a Water Distribution System” in the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, introduces a model to quantify investment needs.

Using reclaimed asphalt for pervious concrete pavement mixes

A new paper in the "Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering" explores using reclaimed asphalt pavement as a substitute to natural course aggregate in sustainable pervious concrete pavement mixes.

Help with managing COVID-19’s impact on construction projects

A new book, COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts on Construction Projects, seeks to help engineering and construction practitioners in managing constructions projects during a pandemic.