RT ECP: Civil

April 12, 2018


This article discusses the fundamental design difficulties of the fully automated baggage system originally planned for the New Denver Airport, and their implications for airport and airline management. Theory, industrial experience, and the reality at Denver emphasize the difficulty of achieving acceptable standards of performance when novel, complex systems are operating near capacity. United Airlines […]

April 12, 2018

Case Study: The New Terminal 2E at Paris – Charles De Gaulle Airport

Airport Systems Planning, Design & Management Massachusetts Institute of Technology Read here.

April 12, 2018

Pittsburgh International Airport Parking Garage Precast Double T Structural Defects

Source: https://failures.wikispaces.com By: James Chavanic, Candidate BAE/MAE Architectural Engineering (Structural) 2013, Pennsylvania State University Pittsburgh International Airport Parking Garage  Precast Double-T Structural Defects Pittsburgh, PA (1998) Key Terms Parking Garage, Precast Concrete, Double Tee, Carbon Fiber, FRP, Shear Failure, Performance Failure, Dapped, Prestress Introduction The short-term parking facility at the Pittsburgh International Airport was built […]

April 12, 2018

Hundreds sue engineering firm over Harvey flooding in Fort Bend levee district

Source: https://www.houstonchronicle.com, April 5, 2018 By: Rebecca Elliott Hundreds of Fort Bend County residents sued a local engineering firm Wednesday alleging the company acted negligently in designing a stormwater management system for a community that flooded during Hurricane Harvey. The lawsuit filed against Costello, Inc. in state district court focuses on work the engineering firm […]

March 21, 2018

Major design change altered FIU bridge cost, schedule

Source: http://www.gainesville.com, March 21, 2018 It is still unclear if the design change contributed to the failure. Construction of the pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people in the Miami area was behind schedule and millions over budget, in part because of a key change in the design and placement of one of its […]

November 8, 2017

San Francisco’s leaning tower of lawsuits

Source: https://www.cbsnews.com, November 5, 2017 By: Jon Wertheim It’s a story as old as cities themselves: prosperity comes to town and triggers a building boom. In modern San Francisco, rows of skyscrapers have begun lining the downtown streets and recasting the skyline, monuments to the triumph of the tech sector. Leading this wave, the Millennium […]

November 8, 2017

Hopkins School District Settles Tech Center Lawsuit with Engineering Firm

Source: http://www.surfky.com, November 8, 2017 By: Tammy Holloway The Hopkins County School District has reached a settlement in its lawsuit against Associated Engineers involving the old Tech Center along Grapevine Road. Nearly six years after construction was halted on the building, the board has reached an agreement with the engineering firm hired by the district […]

November 8, 2017

Can an architect be held liable for defects in construction?

Source:https://www.lexology.com, November 7, 2017 By: Sean M. Golden, Vandeventer Black It is common on commercial construction projects for the owner to hire the architect to perform services during construction, in addition to designing the project. Among other things, the architect’s construction phase services will typically consist of periodic observations and evaluations of the progress of […]

October 10, 2017

Risk Management 101: Tailor Your Construction Insurance Requirements to the Discipline so You Don’t Get Taken to the Cleaners

Source: https://www.lexology.com, October 3, 2017 By: James P. Bobotek, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP In the world of construction, whether you’re a lender, owner, contractor or subcontractor, your success hinges largely on risk management. While there’s no substitute for sound business and construction practices (such as proper preconstruction planning, proven construction means and methods, use […]

October 9, 2017

Insurance Coverage – Analysis of Professional Liability Exclusion

Source: http://www.jdsupra.com, September 28, 2017 Energy Insurance Mutual Limited v. ACE American Insurance Company Court of Appeal, First District (July 11, 2017) This case involves an insurance coverage dispute arising from an explosion that occurred when an excavator struck an unmarked petroleum pipeline. Kinder Morgan, Inc. owns and operates oil and gas pipelines. Comforce Corporation […]

September 29, 2017

UCF sues over defects to football stadium

Source: http://www.orlandosentinel.com, September 29, 2017 By: Mary Shanklin The University of Central Florida’s football stadium has some problems, according to a construction-defect lawsuit the school filed against architects and contractors. Nicknamed the Bounce House when it opened a decade ago because it shifted slightly as fans jumped in unison, the venue’s metal framing for seating […]

September 29, 2017

Foundation flaws at center of lawsuit filed by Keller school district

Source: http://www.star-telegram.com, September 29, 2017 By: Sandra Engelland It was a few years ago when maintenance workers and staff at Trinity Meadows Intermediate School began to notice problems. Cracks in the walls. Doors that would stick. Heaving sidewalks and widening gaps and cracks in visible parts of the concrete slab. Now, 11 years after the […]


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