GeoPier GP3™ system being installed in Minneapolis, MN
Weekend CUP

Weekend CUP December 27, 2012

As we approach 2013, I wanted to clean out some of the interesting geoengineering stories that I didn’t get a chance to post about in the last month or so. Enjoy this Catch-up-post (CUP)! $2.88M […]

Inside the Devil's Slide tunnel construction, by kxyoung on Flickr
Project Related

Devil’s Slide Tunnel Project Nearly Complete

Inside the Devil's Slide tunnel construction, by kxyoung on FlickrThe Devil’s Slide Tunnel Project was originally scheduled to open at the end of 2012, but it has been delayed slightly to an early 2013 opening. If you look at some recent photos, you can hardly tell that there is anything left to finish. I’ve been following this project since it started, since to me it represents the essence of geoengineering, with important roles played by geotechnical engineers, geological engineers, hydrogeologists, and of course geotechnical contractors and tunneling specialists.  I thought it would be interesting to list a few of the posts I’ve written about the project over the years and present a bit of information I only recently learned.  Click through for more. [Image: kxyoung on Flickr]

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Articles

Solid Foundation for Grain Storage

Solid Foundation for Grain Storage

URETEK ICR was contacted regarding settlement in two identical 1.5 million bushel grain flat storage buildings.   The overall structure dimensions were 600 ft. long by 135 ft. wide with a Quonset style roof . Below the floor of the storage buildings, a tunnel with conveyance system and a series of aeration tunnels were installed to facilitate moisture control and grain transport. 

[Editor] Check out the rest of this contributed Article from Ty Taylor of URETEK ICR, a GeoPrac.net sponsor. Ty describes how the foundations were lifted and stabilized using the URETEK Method®  [/Editor]

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Press Releases

URS purchase unlimited usage ESdat Licence

URS will use ESdat to manage laboratory and field data related to groundwater, contaminated site, and other environmental projects.

URS (Australia/New Zealand) and EarthScience Information Systems (EScIS) are pleased to announce the purchase of an unlimited usage ESdat Licence by URS for its Australian and New Zealand Offices.

URS will use ESdat to manage laboratory and field data related to groundwater, contaminated site, and other environmental projects.

[Editor] Read on for the rest of the press release from EScIS and ESdat [/Editor]

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SuperGIS Engine 3.1 Beta is released
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SuperGIS Engine 3.1 Beta Version Released

The new SuperGIS Engine 3.1 Beta allows Windows developers to incorporate GIS functionality into their programs using COM components. From their press release: As the core development of SuperGIS software, SuperGIS Engine 3.1 can be […]

Deep excavation software
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No earth pressures, please!

Deep Excavation, LLC has an excellent blog post on how geotechnical engineers should provide geotechnical parameters for use by a shoring designer. Mr. Konstantakos notes that most of us geotechnical engineers provide only lateral earth […]

Patrick Bermingham presents the Bermingham Innovation Award to Michael Justason of Bermingham Foundation Solutions and Luca Barison of Nicholson Construction Company
Press Releases

DFI Presents Inaugural Bermingham Innovation Award

Patrick Bermingham presents the Bermingham Innovation Award to Michael Justason of Bermingham Foundation Solutions and Luca Barison of Nicholson Construction CompanyHawthorne, NJ (December 1, 2012): The Deep Foundation Institute (DFI) presented the inaugural C. William Bermingham Innovation Award to the team of Nicholson Construction Company and Bermingham Foundation Solutions Ltd, at DFI’s 37th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in Houston, TX.

[Editor] Read on for the rest of the press release from DFI. [/Editor]

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DFI 2012 Young Professor Paper Competition Award
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DFI Presents Young Professor and Student Paper Competition Awards

DFI 2012 Young Professor Paper Competition Award

Hawthorne, NJ (December 1, 2012): Co-authors Dr. John McCartney and Kyle Murphy, professors at the University of Colorado Boulder, shared honors as winners of the DFI Young Professor Paper Competition award presented at the DFI 37th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in October in Houston. The paper, “Seasonal Strain Distributions in Full-Scale Energy Foundations,” focuses on the seasonal thermo-mechanical response of two energy foundations installed at the new Denver Housing Authority Senior Living Facility.

[Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release from DFI [/Editor]

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DFI 2012 Outstanding Project Award presented to Robert Yin of NY NJ Port Authority for the Route 9A Pedestrian Tunnel at the World Trade Center
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DFI Announces the 2012 Outstanding Project Award Winner – The Route 9A Pedestrian Tunnel at the World Trade Center

DFI 2012 Outstanding Project Award presented to Robert Yin of NY NJ Port Authority for the Route 9A Pedestrian Tunnel at the World Trade Center

Hawthorne, NJ (December 1, 2012): The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) presented the 2012 Outstanding Project Award (OPA) to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the design and construction of the Route 9A Pedestrian Tunnel at the World Trade Center in New York City. The award was presented to Robert Yin of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at the Awards Banquet during DFI’s 37th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in Houston.

[Editor] Read on for the rest of the press release from DFI. [/Editor]

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