Tarek Alkhrdaji, Ph.D., P.E. and Jay Thomas
The primary reasons for the strengthening of concrete structures are typically to increase existing elements
Jay Thomas, Keith Eberhardt, and Tarek Alkhrdaji, Ph.D., P.E.
The adage “time is money” is certainly relevant to many industries as it relates to building renovations and the cost of downtime, interruptions to services or inconveniences to customers. To the casino industry, the phrase is even more literal. Any interruptions to revenue generating operations
Tarek Alkhrdaji, Ph.D., P.E., Jay Thomas
Many of today’s facilities have been in service for several decades and during the course of their operation have experienced changes in use, deterioration, structural defects, seismic effects or revisions to building codes. Any of these factors can prompt the need for restoration or additional
The Italian marble covered dock had deteriorated, deemed structurally unsound, and closed to public access. Over time the slab had eroded, which caused the decorative precast on the slab edge and the marble on top to fall apart.
Mark Howell, Stephen Bentz, P.E., R.R.C. - FEA
By definition, “envelope” is an encapsulating covering such as an outer shell or membrane. In simple building terms, it consists of the roof, above-grade wall system and the below-grade wall system.
Paul A Noyce, Yu-You ‘Andy’ Wu, Ph.D.
While complete failure of the concrete often is not an issue, degradation and damage which could lead to unexpected expensive repairs is a concern.
Asim Jabbar, Jeff Binder
Restoration of the concrete and intricate embedded glass panels of the New York Hall of Science Great Hall.
Clyde Ellis
To help ease the congestion leaving the airport going westbound to the City of Hialeah, officials opted to construct the LeJeune Flyover, which connects LeJeune Road northbound to Okeechobee Road westbound.
Completed in 1939, Fallingwater is one of America’s most treasured landmarks.
The parking structure of a government office building in Washington, D.C. suffered failure of two post-tensioned beams as a result of overloading.

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