A landslide severed an oil pipeline in Ecuador on May 31, 2013.
Geologic Hazards

Landslide Severs Oil Pipeline in Ecuador

This is definitely a sad story, and one that highlights the importance of an adequate geological investigation when designing pipelines. A landslide cause a rupture in the Trans-Equador oil pipeline on May 31st. The volume […]

BIM used in the Victoria Station Upgrade
Miscellaneous

Winners of the GE Awards revealed

The winners of the prestigious Ground Engineering Awards were announced recently. The Editor’s Award was presented to a Joint Venture of Keller (parent company of GeoPrac sponsor Hayward Baker), Bam Nuttall and Taylor Woodrow as […]

President Barack Obama tours the Port of Miami Tunnel project before delivering remarks on infrastructure, in Miami, Fla., March 29, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Miscellaneous

Weekend CUP for June 11, 2013

Here are some stories from May (and perhaps earlier) that are still worth a look! President Obama Tours Port of Miami Tunnel Project – Source: Tunnel Business Magazine ISSMGE e-Lexicon Translates Geotechnical Terms – Source: […]

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Miscellaneous

NCFI Geotechnical Foam, TerraThane, Helps Contractor Save Chicagoland Apartments With Minimal Disruption to Tenants

Wed June 5th 017

MOUNT AIRY, NC—A newly purchased 17-building apartment complex in Rolling Meadows, IL, built in the early 1960s, has seen plenty of tenants make their homes there. When new owners went about making renovations they discovered one 18,000 sq. ft. building suffering from voids in the soil beneath the slabs ranging from five inches to almost two feet in diameter caused by the stratified compacting of the historically hydric wetlands sedimentary soil, and water and sewer main breaks over the years. The voids caused some uneven floors and left the door open for future problems like mold.

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Geoengineer.org celebrates their 100th newsletter!
Miscellaneous

Geoengineer.org issues 100th monthly newsletter

Wow! Congratulations to my friends and colleagues Dimitrios Zekkos, Marietta Zarogiannopoulou and the rest of the staff at Geoengineer.org! Their May newsletter was their 100th issue. Well done guys. [Source: Read the newsletter Geoengineer.org and […]