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Kokosing Construction To Build ARES® Retaining Walls for One of Ohio’s Largest Highway Projects

ATLANTA – April 16, 2012 –Tensar International, the leader in geosynthetic soil reinforcement and stabilization, announced Kokosing has begun construction on the $3 million contract to build Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls for one […]

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GeoPrac.net welcomes new sponsor Hayward Baker

GeoPrac.net is very pleased to announce our newest website sponsor, geotechnical contractor Hayward Baker! They are the #1 ranked Specialty Excavation/Foundation Contractor according too Engineering News-Record, a spot they have held for many years. With […]


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7 Amazing Holes

A colleague of mine (thanks Jamie!) sent me an email with this intriguing title. I have no idea where it originated, but it is an interesting compilation of some amazing photos and short descriptions of various natural and man-made "holes". A few sinkholes, glory holes, and of course open pit mines. By the way I didn’t write (or edit) this, just some minor formatting updates. Check it out. 

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Geologists Recover Pieces of San Andreas Fault from 2 Miles Deep

As a follow up to a previous post, the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth (SAFOD) team has announced that they have successfully completed their drilling and obtained cores of the San Andreas Fault at depths in excess of 2 miles below the surface.  The zone of interest is approximately 135-ft in length. The core size is 4-in diameter. They have cemented in a 7-in casing and the next phase of the project will be to perforate the casing within the fault and install monitoring equipment consisting of seismometers, accelerometers, tiltmeters and a fluid pressure transducer. Read on for more info and links. (Image credit: EarthScope / NSF)

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GeoPrac.net Officially Launches!

I am pleased to announce that the GeoPrac.net site is officially live today, April 5, 2007.  Over the next couple of weeks, expect to see much more content being added, including new articles as well […]