International Engineering History and Heritage: Improving Bridges to ASCE's 150th Anniversary: Proceedings of the 3rd National Congress on Civil Engineering History and Heritage, October 10-13, 2001, Houston, Texas

International Engineering History and Heritage: Improving Bridges to ASCE's 150th Anniversary: Proceedings of the 3rd National Congress on Civil Engineering History and Heritage, October 10-13, 2001, Houston, Texas

by Jerry R. Rogers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0784405948

ISBN-13: 9780784405949

Pub. Date: 09/01/2001

Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers

Contains 60 papers presented at the October 2001 congress, which was held as part of the ASCE's national convention. Most address topics related to civil engineering in the US, including the restoration of historic bridges, the formation of early professional societies, archives and resources, pioneering surveying journals, the evolution of offshore platforms,…  See more details below

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Contains 60 papers presented at the October 2001 congress, which was held as part of the ASCE's national convention. Most address topics related to civil engineering in the US, including the restoration of historic bridges, the formation of early professional societies, archives and resources, pioneering surveying journals, the evolution of offshore platforms, historic landmarks and projects, environmental and water resources history, Texas historical bridges and projects, and ASCE branches in Texas. Topics of the dozen or so papers which cover international civil engineering history include Gustave Eiffel's engineering genius, restoration and adaptive re-use of landmark structures in Britain, restoration of medieval churches, and Zimbabwean civil engineering history and landmarks. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780784405949
Publisher:
American Society of Civil Engineers
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Pages:
528

Table of Contents

The Importance of Engineering History1
The World's Industrial Heritage and the 1972 UNESCO Convention8
1852-2002: 150 Years of Civil Engineering in the United States of America14
Gustave Eiffel's Engineering Genius: Bridges, Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty36
Engineering the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals (1768-1822), Scotland, and their Regeneration via the Falkirk Wheel (2000-2001)41
The Evolution of the Forth Bridge and its Engineering Significance50
Restoration and Adaptive Re-Use of Some Landmark Structures in Britain59
150 Years of Geotechnical Design and Construction67
Civil Engineering - A Brief History of the Profession: The Perspective of the Institution of Civil Engineers73
Engineering Intrigue at Barnum's Hotel94
The American Society of Civil Engineers Founded in 1852 in New York City: Civil Engineers and Civil Engineering in the Metropolitan Section100
The 1913 Formation of the First Texas Professional Engineering Society107
Archives and Resources for Historical Engineering Structures: The Historical Treasures of the Institution of Civil Engineers, London113
The Huntington Library's Civil Engineering Treasures and the Trent Dames Fund for the Heritage of Civil Engineering123
History and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers131
Documenting Engineering Heritage in the 21[superscript st] Century135
The Ellicott Stone147
Surveying the Louisiana Purchase: The Three Initial Points of the South Dakota Public Land Survey155
Boundaries of Texas163
Designating World Heritage Industrial Sites171
Commemorating Historic Engineering Landmarks in Canada175
Restoration of Historic Wooden Bridges185
Restoration of Historic Masonry Bridges193
Restoration of Cast and Wrought Iron Bridges201
Rehabilitation of Two 1890s Metal Truss Bridges212
Reconstruction of the Williamsburg Bridge: Transition to a Modern Structure221
Restoration of a Concrete Arch Railroad Bridge231
Documenting Historic Bridges239
Saving York Minster from Collapse: An Engineering Solution252
Restoration and Preservation of Medieval Churches: Responding to Natural Disasters257
Keys to the Evolution of Offshore Platforms263
The Institution of Civil Engineers' Panel on Historical Engineering Works266
Zimbabwean Civil Engineering History and Landmarks274
Revisiting Recognition: New Plaques for Existing Landmarks: Los Angeles Section283
Selected Historical Civil Engineering Landmarks Within the Los Angeles Section of ASCE287
History of Kansas River Crossings at Topeka290
Historic Civil Engineering Projects in Texas295
Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks in New Mexico304
Civil Engineering in the Hudson-Mohawk Section312
National Capital Section: The 2002 ASCE History Congress and ASCE's 150[superscript th] Anniversary333
Early Engineering Education in the United States Prior to 1850335
Teaching Civil Engineering History with the Web354
Henry Darcy and the Pitot Tube360
The Bureau of Reclamation: A Century of Water for the West 1902-2002367
Engineering for Life: A History of the Public Health Service Engineers372
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago: For over a Century, our Goal is Clear381
Brief History of Environmental Engineering: "The World's Second Oldest Profession"389
Mexican Civil Engineering: Meeting with History394
The Engineer Soldier at his Best: Leif J. Sverdrup395
Historic Texas Suspension Bridges - Part I: History400
Structural Analysis of Three Early Cable-Supported Bridge Forms in Texas409
The Historic Roma International Suspension Bridge418
Boca Chica Crossing: Early Cypress and Palmetto Pilings427
Building the Bayfront: The Corpus Christi Seawall434
Engineering in San Antonio's History440
Galveston Seawall and Grade Raising Project: Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston Island, Texas461
Brief History of the Dallas Branch: American Society of Civil Engineers470
El Paso Texas: 400 Years of Engineering Progress at the Pass of the North481
Fifty Year History of the Corpus Christi Branch488
Brief History of the Houston Branch: American Society of Civil Engineers500
Subject Index505
Author Index507

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