Hayward Baker, Inc., announces the completion of an ambitious landslide repair project for the Mississippi Department of Transportation. The work was conducted along a stretch of U.S. Highway 61, one of the nation’s landmark roads that extends from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico.
Two new publications have been released from the Transportation Research Board. Pavement Management; Monitoring, Evaluation, and Data Storage; and Accelerated Testing 2006 and Geotechnical Challenges of the Interstate Highway System: The First 50 Years and […]
[Update 7/10/07] The Kilbuck landslide site is moving faster and, along with rising underground water, another slide could happen, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said on June 7. On June 14, Wal-Mart and it’s […]
The German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources on Wednesday released a report indicating that a large chunk of northern Germany, and a bit of the south as well, is geologically suitable for the indefinite storage of highly radioactive nuclear waste. Read more for details.
Drillers and researchers are attempting to drill up to 7km into an active earthquake zone off the coast of Japan. The Nankai Trough Seismogenic Zone is at a subduction zone boundary and is thought to […]
NEIVA, Colombia — Thousands of people were evacuated after a long-dormant volcano erupted provoking avalanches and floods that swept away houses and bridges. The Nevado del Huila volcano’s eruptions were its first on record since […]
[Update 5/30/07] According to Yahoo!, Rinker’s largest share holder approved a $14.25 billion bid from CEMEX on May 7, 2007 making the deal one step closer to completion. [/Update] According to ENR, Mexican cement giant […]
[Update October 24, 2007] And only about 6 months later, the FHWA has finally posted it on their website [/Update]
There is a new FHWA (Federal Highway Administration) Geotechnical Engineering Circular (GEC) publication. GEC Number 8 is titled "Design and Construction of Continuous Flight Auger Piles". Read on for more info and a link to download. (Photo from GEC No. 8)
Schnabel Engineering, Inc., Glen Allen, Virginia, is pleased to announce the promotion of Gilbert T. Seese, P.E. to Principal of the Firm. Mr. Seese, Branch Leader of the Newport News, Virginia office, has more than […]
"The age of easy oil is over," Schlumberger Chairman and CEO Andrew Gould said at a recent energy conference in New Orleans. This fact and rising oil prices has led to a dramatic surge in oil exploration, and therefore work for seismic firms. According to Yahoo! news, WesternGeco, Schlumberger’s seismic division has over $1.1 Billion (yep, Billion) in backlog work. (Image by EnviroScan Inc.)