June 29, 2014

A Collaborative Approach to Temporary Earth Retention Systems for Foundations: Selecting a Sheet Pile System With Waterproofing Issues in Mind

By: Emily Appelbaum, Matthew Carlton

Abstract: Below-grade waterproofing and temporary earth retention systems should be coordinated and designed in tandem to maximize continuity of the waterproofing system. We discovered that some designers and contractors do not consistently...

June 29, 2014

Innovative Steel Stud Walls for Blast Resistance: From Conceptual Design to Implementation

By: Aviram, Ady, Ronald Mayes, Ronald Hamburger

Abstract: Over the past 15 years, and particularly following the events of September 11th 2001, there has been increasing demand to incorporate blast resistance in important government and commercial facilities. To resist these blast threats,...

June 29, 2014

Overlooked Considerations for Windows and Curtain Walls

Abstract: The primary factors most designers consider when selecting window and curtain wall systems for their projects tend to involve cost, appearance, and energy efficiency. However, other considerations - such as weatherproofing, performance...

June 29, 2014

Performance of marine oil and fueling terminals impacted by tsunami and hurricane storm surge

Abstract: This paper summarizes the observations and findings of the performance of several marine oil and fueling terminals subjected to the 11 March 2011 Great Tohuko Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan and the October 2012 Superstore Sandy storm...

June 29, 2014

Load Testing of Concrete Structures - Part 2: Test Protocols and Case Studies

By: Gustavo Tumialan, Galati, Nestore, Nanni, Antonio

Abstract: While it is usually possible to demonstrate the safety of an existing structure through calculations based on general accepted engineering principles, this is not always the case. Sometimes there are structures for which calculations...

June 29, 2014

Sealants: Design and Construction Guidelines - A Compilation of Highlights

By: John Karras, Reem Madkour

Abstract: Existing sealant industry design and construction guidelines can be useful resources for the typical sealant applicator, general contractor, architect or engineer tasked with sealant design, or facility manager tasked with a sealant...

June 29, 2014

Structural considerations for selection of quick-release mooring hooks

Abstract: This paper presents potential problems and suggested methodologies for selection and installation of mooring hooks on existing structures, focusing on installations at marine oil terminals. The paper gives a presentation of current...

June 17, 2014

New PIANC guidelines for marine oil and petrochemical terminal design

By: William Bruin, Gayle Johnson, Ron Heffron, William Asante, Martin Eskijian

ABSTRACT
There is a recognized need for international guidelines associated with the design and assessment/maintenance of marine oil and petrochemical terminals. The very nature of the marine oil and petrochemical trade is...

June 17, 2014

Performance of marine oil and fueling terminals impacted by tsunami and hurricane storm surge

ABSTRACT

This paper summarizes the observations and findings of the performance of several marine oil and fueling terminals subjected to the 11 March 2011 Great Tohuko Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan and the...

May 30, 2014

What does "green" really mean?

Abstract: A sustainable roof must perform its primary purpose of protecting the building reliably and for the duration of its planned service life. The potential environmental burden created by premature roofing failure or its unplanned...

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