Rankine lecturer
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Rankine Lectures free to access 

The UK’s Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) is making 10 Rankine Lecture Papers available for free until June 16, 2012. The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) hosts the very prestigious Rankine Lecture each March. The lectures […]

NCHRP Synthesis Report 429: Geotechnical Information Practices in Design-Build Projects
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Geotechnical Information Practices in Design-Build Projects

TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 429: Geotechnical Information Practices in Design-Build Projects addresses how states use geotechnical information in solicitation documents and contracts for design-build highway projects. The report examines current practices […]


Second Avenue Subway tunneling project
Project Related

New York MTA Project Updates

Tunnel Business Online had a neat article in the April 2012 issue discussing the progress on the various New York MTA tunneling projects. They suggest that this may someday be considered the ‘Golden Age of […]

Cars were crushed by the ruins of the destroyed Clock Tower in Finale Emilia, Italy after a magnitude-6.0 earthquake shook the region early Sunday.
Geologic Hazards

Italian quake causes widespread damage

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Italy on Sunday, killing several and leaving an estimated 3,000 people homeless. A number of renaissance era buildings were damaged or destroyed in a region known for it’s production of […]