Technical Notes

July 10, 2014

On May 5, 2014, the Philippines Hurricane Yolanda Structural Analysis (PHYSA) field team of 7 civil engineers began a week-long, post-disaster damage assessment of the impacted regions on Leyte and Samar islands. Below you will…Read More >>

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June 26, 2014

ASCE is seeking members to serve on a committee for the development of a national consensus standard on estimating wind speeds in tornadoes and other windstorms. The intent of the standard is to develop standardized…Read More >>

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May 29, 2014

ASCE is seeking members to update existing SEI/ASCE Standard 32-01, Design and Construction of Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations. The intent of the standard is to address the design and construction of frost-protected shallow foundations in areas subject…Read More >>

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May 27, 2014

ASCE and the Geo Institute have each individually contributed $25,000 as sponsors of the State of the Art and Practice in Earthquake Induced Soil Liquefaction Assessment, a National Research Council project that will solicit input…Read More >>

May 23, 2014

ASCE is seeking public comments on the update to ASCE/CI 36 Standard Design and Construction Guidelines for Microtunneling. The ASCE public comment period is open through June 20, 2014. This standard guideline covers planning, design, pipe…Read More >>

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May 16, 2014

To study the strength of Hurricane Yolanda, team members Andrew Kennedy and Shenen Chen traveled to Guiuan, Eastern Samar, to measure the rock movements.  Because of the tidal waves, many large boulders have been deposited…Read More >>

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May 15, 2014

Our team had another successful day of surveying damaged buildings in Tacloban, Philippines.  The engineers have done enough of the survey work now that they know what to look for, noting similarities and differences between…Read More >>

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May 14, 2014

The first thing to mention about conducting building surveys in the Philippines is that it is hot and sunny and sunscreen is recommended.  For those engineers that are used to driving a desk all day,…Read More >>

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May 9, 2014

Another day of building surveying was completed.  The assessors are gaining familiarity with the construction types and materials.  That made things easier and allowed patterns to be detected between buildings. We continued to be supported…Read More >>

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May 8, 2014

The production work of surveying buildings began in earnest today.  The first area the team visited was Dulag, a town about 25 miles south of Tacloban. The team was accompanied by local civil engineers from…Read More >>

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