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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 […]

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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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Keynetix and BGS to develop BIM for the subsurface

GeoPrac sponsor Keynetix has announced some exciting news, a collaboration with the British Geotechnical Survey (BGS) on a research project to develop BIM models for geotechnical and geological data. Watch the video below, or read […]

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GeoPrac Newsletter 051

The 51st edition of the GeoPrac.net newsletter was published this week. Content includes: Let’s do better as mentors Hayward Baker Atlanta Stadium Chuck Ladd In Memoriam Port of Oakland Soil Stabilization Most Popular GeoPrac Content […]