Earlier this summer, there were several large landslides in B.C. Canada, including some with fatalities. Around that time, the landslide video below was captured by some boaters. [Source: WTVR.com]
Consensus Docs is a construction contract website and service. They have posted a podcast on one of their documents, a Geotechnical Consultant Agreement. The podcast is embedded below. You can find a PDF transcript and […]
The Oregon Route 20 project resulted in the original design-build contractor being terminated from the project after bridge pier bents began shifting from construction activities in a landslide-prone area. "Design-build is more of a risk […]
ATLANTA-August 22, 2012- Tensar Corporation’s Geopier Foundation Company subsidiary (“Geopier”), a leader in ground improvement solutions, today announced its acquisition of Slope Reinforcement Technology, LLC (“SRT”).
The acquisition allows Geopier to offer slope stabilization solutions while boosting SRT’s market reach. Geopier has historically focused on providing vertical ground reinforcement in support of foundations and their structures. SRT has concentrated on slopes that have failed or are potentially unstable. [Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release. [/Editor]
MISSION WOODS, Kan., Aug. 23, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Layne Christensen Company (Nasdaq:LAYN) ("Layne" or the "Company") announced today that Chief Executive Officer Rene Robichaud will commemorate Layne’s 130th anniversary by ringing the Opening Bell […]
The 2-year process of excavating the 3,389 foot long fourth bore of CALTRANS’ Caldecott Tunnel is nearly complete. The tunnel is anticipated to be put into service in 2013 to help relieve a major traffic […]
For those outside the UK, the Crossrail project is a mega-project upgrade to the London metro area’s subway system. The tunneling portion of the project will consist of 21-km of twin-bore tunnels excavated by eight […]
Sydney, Australia – 21 August, 2012 – Datgel today announces the launch of CPT Tool 3 gINT add-on, the third-generation of its category-defining CPT reporting tool which places advanced reporting and analysis capabilities directly in the hands of geotechnical engineers with an array of formula configurations and report generation options unmatched in cone penetration testing.
CPT 3 is the most flexible CPT software available and ensures geotechnical engineers can have custom reporting with rich-data visualisation in any situation, adapting reporting output quickly and cost-effectively as user-requirements change to meet new conditions across locations and projects.
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Houston, Texas – June 29, 2012. Fugro Offshore Geotechnics, specialists in marine site investigation and geo-consulting, and Gregg Marine, Inc., specialists in subsea robotic drilling and geotechnical testing services, announced today the successful formation of a new Joint Venture company: Seafloor Geotec, LLC (SGL). SGL will be headquartered in Moss Landing, CA, but operate globally through member companies and affiliates. [Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release. [/Editor]
ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Aug. 13, 2012 – Tensar International today announced its high-density polyethylene (HDPE) Uniaxial (UX) Geogrid product line successfully completed the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP) on-site audit.
As the on-site audit was added just last year to the program, Tensar’s UX Geogrids are the first HDPE Geogrids to pass the rigorous evaluation.
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