Constructor - November/December 2015 - (Page 30)

Rendering of the new, 500-ft tall Gerald Desmond Bridge, the first cable-stayed vehicular bridge in California, located at the Port of Long Beach, with 200foot ship clearance underneath. Photo courtesy of SFI. Shape Up BY STEVEN H. MILLER, CDT The second of a two-part series. This article concentrates on West and Gulf Coast port activity. Be sure to read the first article, which appeared in the September/October issue of Constructor. THE ORIGINAL PANAMA CANAL set the global standard for the size of large cargo ships - known as the Panamax standard - a size that few ships exceeded until quite recently. But the rise of containerized shipping since the 1970s has made much 30 constructor | N O VEM BER/ DECEM BER 2015 larger cargo vessels practical and desirable. The Panama Canal expansion will allow ships with much larger capacities to transit the canal. The opportunity of providing a port for those ships and the business they carry

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - November/December 2015

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
Play It Safe With BIM
Workforce Shortage Report: Western Region
Taking Off: The Unique Nature of Airport Construction
Pack Your Boots and Don Your Hat
Simonson Says
Shape Up and Ship Out
AGC San Diego Opens Fall Protection Campus
Inside AGC
Beyond Insulation
Member and Chapter News
Technology Toolbox
2015 Software Services Guide
Index to Advertisers
Final Inspection

Constructor - November/December 2015