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Decline in Document Quality Prompts Structural Engineers to Develop QC Guidelines

by Wright, Gordon

by Gordon Wright.Responding to what it views as a deterioration in the quality of construction documents, the Council of American Structural Engineers (CASE) has developed a guideline aimed at improving collaboration among Building Team members...

  • Filetype: doc
  • Publish date: 2004-10
  • Keywords:Engineering

Light Steel Tube Web Girders Brace New French Viaduct

by Reina, Peter

By Peter ReinaA 1.2-km-long viaduct featuring a novel, 4.5-m-deep composite deck box girder with steel tube webs designed to enhance prestressing efficiency and save weight is nearing completion in France. The $50-million Meaux Viaduct 40 km east of Paris..

  • Filetype: doc
  • Publish date: 2004-10
  • Keywords:Engineering

Special Inspections and the Structural Engineer of Record

by Kanapicki, Charles J.

Charles J. Kanapicki, P.E.Recently, several organizations have issued position statements and guidelines recommending that the Structural Engineer of Record (SER) serve as the Special Inspector (SI) whenever possible and practical...

  • Filetype: doc
  • Publish date: 2004-10
  • Keywords:Engineering

Value Engineering: Searching for the Second "Right Answer"

by Chamlee, Kathy

By Kathy Chamlee, Editor, Parsons Brinckerhoff Construction Services. This article highlights the effectiveness of Value Engineering (VE) as a tool that can increase quality save money, and much more...

  • Filetype: doc
  • Publish date: 2004-10
  • Keywords:Engineering

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