News, announcements, policy updates, spotlighted websites, software updates and other info that may be of interest to practicing geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists, geophysicists, hydrogeologists and related professions.
All Americans Urged to Use New FCC Designated Number to Prevent Injuries, Expenses and Penalties and Save Lives
WASHINGTON, D.C. â€” At a press conference today on the National Mall, the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) joined with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters, the Federal Communications Commission, and representatives from national launch partners the Associated General Contractors of America, John Deere, The Travelers Companies, Inc., and Cox Communications, to ceremonially connect 811, the new national "Call Before You Dig" number.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the California State Department of Water Resources indicates the Sierra snow pack is at just 29% of normal leading state officials to start pushing water conservation measures. According to […]
As of May 1st, GEO-SLOPE International Ltd. has released GeoStudio 2007, a major update to their popular suite of geotechnical and geo-environmental modeling software. The suite included SLOPE/W, SEEP/W, SIGMA/W, QUAKE/W, TEMP/W, CTRAN/W, AIR/W and VADOSE/W. Read on for some of the new features.
The Maine Geological Survey has posted an online questionnaire asking the public to help locate and inventory landslides that have occurred in the last 20 years. The questions include location information, damage estimates, and even […]
A blasting accident in Berryville Virginia involving West Virginia Drilling company Geological Technologies, Inc. is being investigated by the State Fire Marshal’s office. The blast, which occured on 4/20/07 (?) sent rock up to 1,200 […]
WASHINGTON–The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today released the Wolf Creek Dam Consensus Report, Engineering Risk and Reliability Analysis, an external independent peer review that validates the USACE high-risk classification of the dam and the interim risk reduction measures currently in effect.