- Mohr Circle Application – Source: Geoengineer Group on Yahoo Groups
Group member Mehdi has written an application for drawing Mohr Circles and extracting the intercept with ordinate and slope of the tangent line with VB 6.0. The results can be printed or saved as a JPG. This link is to his original message, you can find the RAR setup file under the Files section of the Geoengineer Yahoo Group.
- Dave’s Landslide Blog to Move to AGU Website – Source: Dave’s Landslide Blog
Dr. Dave Petley of Durham University announced that he had accepted an offer to have his ‘Dave’s Landslide Blog’ hosted by the AGU, one of the world’s largest earth science organizations. DLB is one of my favorite geo-blogs around and he is a frequent source of posts for GeoPrac on landslides around the world. He indicated his reason for moving from Google’s Blogspot is that he would rather it be hosted on a science-led site.
- Case study on a geofoam application in Malta NY, including estimated cost savings – Source: Luther Forest Technology Campus via Geoinstitute Twitter Feed
- Book Review: The Essential Engineer: Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems – Source: IEEE Spectrum via ASCE SmartBrief
Henry Petroski’s latest book asks why engineering doesn’t get the respect that science does.
- New Zeland Quake-hit house owners face loss – Source: Stuff.co.nz
A geotechnical report compiled by consultant engineers for the Earthquake Commission (EQC) is likely to be made public by the end of this week.
- Sandia National Laboratory Working on Drilling Technology to Tap Deep Geothermal Reserves – Source: NationalDriller October2010
- New California Law Limits Liability For Design Firms – Source: ENR: Engineering News Record
Design firms in California are celebrating a new law enacted last month that limits their obligation to defend public owners from third-party lawsuits when there is no company negligence.
- James K. Mitchell To Receive Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Davies Medal – Source: Newswise
- U.S. companies had part in Chilean mine rescue – Source: USATODAY.com via ASCE SmartBrief
- Construction worker in Kansas City survives being swept along sewer for a MILE after harness breaks – Source: Mail Online via AGC SmartBrief
Wow, this guy is lucky to be alive.
- Tunnel drill pokes through busy Brisbane road – Source: brisbanetimes.com.au
The builder of Brisbane’s Airport Link tunnel has agreed to pay for the damage caused to two cars hit by an exploratory drill on Lutwyche Road on Tuesday night. A drill 6cm in diameter penetrated through the busy north Brisbane road from beneath at about 9pm on Tuesday, poking 1.5m above the road surface. Two cars were damaged as they collided with the drill, which was being used for exploratory work. No one in either car was hurt in the incident.