Hayward Baker, Inc. is providing a more cost-effective foundation system in the form of Vibro Piersâ„¢. Well-suited for light-to-heavy loads on large or small projects, Hayward Baker’s Vibro Piers are quick to install and highly effective at reinforcing the surrounding soils. [Editor: Read on for the rest of the press release]
Titanic movie star Leonardo DiCaprio has been sued by his neighbors for allegedly activating a landslide on the neighbor’s property through negligently excavating for a basketball court at his home in the hills above Sunset […]
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that Seattle’s "Sound Transit" board members have approved an additional $1 Million in funds for "unanticipated" geotechnical engineering related to the Beacon Hill light-rail tunnel. The project geotechnical firm is Shannon […]
Dubai, UAE – May 9, 2007: BMC Gulf Trading & Contracting LLC, a subsidiary of Emirates Investment and Development PSC (Emivest), has successfully completed the Dh12 million waterproofing work on the Palm Jumeirah Vehicular Tunnel project. The 1,400m Tunnel Is The Only Link For Vehicles Between Jumeirah Palm Island And Crescent Surrounding It. Read on for more info. (Photo by twocentsworth)
Nearly 100 villagers living upstream from the Three Gorges dam have been forced to leave their homes under threat of a landslide, which officials fear was disturbed during the filling of the dam’s reservoir last year, Xinhua News Agency reported last week. Read on for more info. (Photo by enkai)
Research at UC Davis has shown that a common bacteria could be used to help stabilize soils prone to liquefaction during earthquakes. The work involves using cultured Bacillus pasteurii, commonly found in soil, injected into […]
James K. â€œJimâ€ Johnston, P.E., R.B.P. is the new president of ASFE/The Best People on Earth, a not-for-profit association of â€œearth-engineeringâ€ firms. Inaugurated at ceremonies during ASFEâ€™s annual meeting in Hawaii, Mr. Johnston is the 37th individual to serve as ASFEâ€™s president and board of directors chair.
The Utah Governer’s Geologic Hazards Working Group, which includes no one from the private sector, is considering some model legislation that can be adopted by cities and counties to make it more difficult for developers to build in landslide prone areas. Also, among other things, the group may recommend that Utah adopt stricter grading requirements based on the experiences of California. Read on for more info.
Geocomp Corporation is a unique company in our field offering consulting services, lab services of extremely hi caliber, field services such as instrumentation and remote monitoring, and other testing services. Here is a portion of […]