American Society of Testing Materials Logo - ASTM
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ASTM Updates June 2009

American Society of Testing Materials Logo - ASTMD5434 – “Standard Guide for Field Logging of Subsurface Explorations of Soil and Rock” and D4429 – “Standard Test Method for CBR (California Bearing Ratio) of Soils in Place” are two standards revised this month that may be of interest to geotechnical engineers. Those in the construction services and materials testing business should take a look at a number of changes to relevant standards. This month there are also a few revised standards related to detection of different ions in water. I also see that there are a number of geothermal and solar standards that were reapproved this month, most of them seem to have been last modified in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Click through for the full list of new, revised and reapproved ASTM standards from June.

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gINT Software, Inc.
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GEO5 Finite Element (FEM) and Tunneling Software Distributed by gINT Software

gINT Software, Inc.

GEO5 Finite Element Method software increases design safety, feasibility

Santa Rosa, CA – June 16, 2009 – gINT Software, Inc.

FINE Software’s GEO5 FEM and Tunnel software is newly available in North America through its exclusive distributor, gINT Software. GEO5 FEM is designed for civil engineering firms looking for cost-effective solutions for both new development projects and for existing sites affected by geotechnical problems such as terrain settlement, excavation and slope stability, sheet piling, and underpinning.

[Editor] Disclosure: gINT Software, Inc. is a sponsor of GeoPrac. All images courtesy of gINT. Read on for the rest of the press release. [/Editor] […]

Trimble Yuma ruggedized tablet PC
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Trimble Yuma Field Tablet PC has Pricing Info

Trimble Yuma ruggedized tablet PC

I introduced this ruggedized field tablet PC by Trimble here back in March, but there wasn’t any pricing information available at that time. To refresh, it has a military grade ruggedized design to keep out dirt and water, 32GB solid state drive (no moving parts), built in GPS, Wi-Fi, bluetooth 2.0, 2 integrated digital cameras with geotagging functionality (why 2?), Windows Vista Business, and a 7″ sunlight readable screen all in a 2.6-lb package. Read on for the $$.

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NASA JPL Gulf Stream III research test bed with Synthetic Aperture Radar pod underneath.
Miscellaneous

Good Stuff From Ontario-geofish

NASA JPL Gulf Stream III research test bed with Synthetic Aperture Radar pod underneath. This is not the first time I’ve posted links to blog posts from the Ontario-geofish blog by Harold A. Some times I blatantly rip him off, but hopefully he doesn’t mind since I try to credit him whenever I post about an article he found. I guess he has more time for surfing since he’s retired! 🙂 Here are a couple of his recent posts that I found interesting. (Image by NASA)

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