Failing retaining wall pushes building sideways
Failures

Failing Retaining Wall Pushing Building

A failing retaining wall in Cincinatti is applying enough pressure to an adjacent brick apartment building to actually move portions of the building sideways by about 1-inch. You have to love brick buildings for forensic […]


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Press Releases

MACTEC Rejects Allegations Made in Delaware Department of Transportation Lawsuit

ALPHARETTA, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In response to a Jan. 28th lawsuit filed by the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) in connection with the Indian River Inlet Bridge (IRIB) replacement project against bridge design firm Figg Bridge Engineers, Inc. (Figg), MACTEC, a sub-consultant to Figg, denies the allegations in the lawsuit and cites DelDOT’s actions, project management, and decision-making as the factors that led to increased costs for the bridge. MACTEC is confident that a truly objective, fact-based review of the chronology of events, DelDOT’s responsibilities, and DelDOT’s decisions, including withholding of key information from Figg and MACTEC with the approval from the highest level in DelDOT, will result in dismissal of the complaint.

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T. William Lambe - Renowned Geotechnical Engineer, 'Geo-Legend'
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Geo-Legend T. William Lambe

In recent Geo-Strata magazines published by the ASCE’s Geo-Institute, there is a new recurring feature called ‘Geo-Legends’ where a student interviews a well known person in the field of geotechnical engineering. The second in the […]


Lateral resistance function for micropile in clay socketed into bedrock
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Micropiles for Slope Stabilization

In an August 2010 article in ADSC’s Foundation Drilling Magazine, Eric Loehr and Dan Brown of Dan Brown and Associates summarized the key findings from a report they authored on the use of micropiles in […]

Collapsing wall at Persepolis
Weekend CUP

Weekend CUP for January 25, 2011

Iranian cultural site, Persepolis vulnerable to earthquakes – Source: Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies (CAIS) Highway Trust Fund Rescue Effort – Source: Bond Buyer via AGC SmartBrief kcICON Project Opens Ahead of Schedule – Source: […]