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Standards and Codes

Lawsuit could prohibit geologists from making maps

On his blog, Arizona State Geologist, Lee Allison reports: A lawsuit filed against the federal government by four trade associations could prohibit geologists, geographers, and many other professionals from making maps using federal funds, according […]


Failures

Tunnel Repair Begins on CO I-70

ENR reports that repair work has begun on a portion of the Hanging Lake Tunnel on I-70 in Glenwood Colorado after a crack opened up in the tunnel bore ceiling slab. Read on for more info. (CDOT Photo)

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Geologic Hazards

Allstate to Stop Underwriting Houses in California

Allstate Insurance company will no longer be underwriting houses effective in July. No changes will occur for existing customers. The move is supposedly to "limit its exposure to catastrophe" such as earthquakes. Allstate has also […]

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Articles

The Ultimate Geotechnical Engineering Challenge

The Lunar Module landing pad

Most people are aware that Apollo 11 was the NASA where man first set foot on the Moon. But before they could set foot on it, they had to set the landing pads of the LM there! How did they come up with geotechnical soil parameters for the design of the LM’s footpads? How did they determine a bearing capacity of lunar soil? Click through for this facinating article that I hope you will share with your colleagues.

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Press Releases

Vibro Piersâ„¢ From Hayward Baker: A More Cost-Effective Shallow Foundation System

Hayward Baker, Inc. is providing a more cost-effective foundation system in the form of Vibro Piersâ„¢. Well-suited for light-to-heavy loads on large or small projects, Hayward Baker’s Vibro Piers are quick to install and highly effective at reinforcing the surrounding soils. [Editor: Read on for the rest of the press release]

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Project Related

BMC Gulf Successfully Completes A Dh12 Million Jumeirah Vehicular Tunnel Waterproofing Project

Dubai, UAE – May 9, 2007: BMC Gulf Trading & Contracting LLC, a subsidiary of Emirates Investment and Development PSC (Emivest), has successfully completed the Dh12 million waterproofing work on the Palm Jumeirah Vehicular Tunnel project. The 1,400m Tunnel Is The Only Link For Vehicles Between Jumeirah Palm Island And Crescent Surrounding It. Read on for more info. (Photo by twocentsworth)

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