Big Ben, the next leaning tower of Pisa?
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Pisa expert says Big Ben leaning

London’s famous landmark Big Ben is now about 1/2 of a meter off of perpendicular according to recent surveys. The monument has been tilting towards the north for some time, with the rate of movement […]

Design Guidelines for Increasing the Lateral Resistance of Highway-Bridge Pile Foundations by Improving Weak Soils
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Design Guidelines for Increasing the Lateral Resistance of Highway-Bridge Pile Foundations by Improving Weak Soils

Lateral loads on bridges can result from earth pressure, seismic forces, wind loads, traffic or even ship impact or wave action. In cases where lateral loads govern, it is not uncommon to see designers add […]



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Geoprofessionals Pessimistic about Economy

Every 6 months, the Business Practice Committee of ASFE conducts an “Industry Snap Shot” survey to gauge the state of our industry. They just had their fall meetings in Phoenix where the results from September’s […]


Design Guidelines for Increasing the Lateral Resistance of Highway-Bridge Pile Foundations by Improving Weak Soils
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Design Guidelines for Increasing the Lateral Resistance of Highway-Bridge Pile Foundations by Improving Weak Soils

TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 697: Design Guidelines for Increasing the Lateral Resistance of Highway-Bridge Pile Foundations by Improving Weak Soils examines guidance for strengthening of soils to resist lateral forces on […]