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GeoPrac welcomes new sponsor – Gintegro!

GeoPrac is pleased to announce our newest sponsor, Gintegro!  Please check them out and the powerful geotechnical software they distribute, GEO5.  Be sure to let them know how you heard about them! Gintegro is a […]


Example of a pre-fabricated retaining wall system that would need approval to be used by Ohio DOT
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Ohio DOT Retaining Wall Approval Process

The Ohio DOT Division of Engineering, Office of Geotechnical Engineering, has a new procedure for pre-approval of prefabricated retaining wall systems (PWRS). In an announcement from back in April, they indicate that all wall system […]

Millenium Tower in San Francisco, image - MLS
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San Francisco Millennium Tower Has Settled 16 Inches

Millenium Tower in San Francisco, image - MLSThe residential high-rise Millennium Tower in San Francisco has settled a total of 16 inches since opening, 2 inches deferentially.  A spokesman for the tower owner blames the settlement on the excavation next door for the Transbay Transit Center, a  $2.4 billion dollar project being constructed 60 feet underground.

However, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (Transbay) hired geotechnical firm Arup in 2010.  Their initial report indicated that the tower had already settled 10 inches by the time excavation began for the Transit center.  Arup seems to have been tasked with design, installation, and perhaps monitoring of a geotechnical monitoring program, some information on the scope is available in a 2012 presentation given by Arup available on the Transbay website.

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GeoNews Collection for July 21, 2016

Here’s a catch-up-post with a list of articles I didn’t get a chance to blog about. Enjoy! PortMiami Tunnel Project Wins Grand Prize in America’s Transportation Awards Competition – Source: Tunnel Business Magazine Kleinfelder Wins […]


February 2016 Rockfall along I-70 in Glenwood Canyon, Colorado
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New Poll on Rockfall Funding in Colorado

Roads and Bridges magazine has a new poll out regarding rockfall mitigation funding for the Colorado DOT. According to the magazine, limited funds are forcing the agency to prioritize and be creative when tending to […]


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