Book Reviews

New Report – Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering

A new report titled "Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering" has been released by Research markets of Ireland. The report is edited by R. W. Sarsby and collects papers papers from some very known names in the field of geosynthetics, including R. M. Koerner, S. W. Perkins, C. Jones and J. G. Collins among others. Read on for a table of contents.

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General

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 […]


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Geologic Hazards

Oregon Slope Failure Caught on Video

A traffic camera catches trees and dirt sliding down a hill onto a highway in Portland, Ore. It happened on one of Oregon’s busiest routes – Highway 26, heading out of Portland to the west on March 29. Read on to see the video.

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Software Updates

MSEW 3.0 – Update 7.1

ADAMA Engineering Inc. has released Update 7.1 for MSEW 3.0 yesterday. MSEW is an MSE wall design software that can perform retaining wall analysis using procedures from AASHTO or NCMA (National Concrete Masonry Association) in […]

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Press Releases

Corps of Engineers Revises and Renews Nationwide Permits

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has revised and renewed the nationwide permits for regulating work in wetlands and other waters of the United States under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899.

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Project Related

Giant Tunnel Boring Machines

ENR.com reports that two of the world’s largest slurry boring machines have begun digging 9-km long tunnels under they Yangtze River in China. The TBM pictured is over 15-m in diameter. (Photo Credit: Bouygues S.A.)

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Geologic Hazards

Helens, Rainier are tops among most dangerous U.S. volcanoes

The Yakima Herald Republic has an interesting article on volcanic hazards of Mt. Rainier. Apparently the USGS has plans to increase monitoring with additional seismographs, GPS units, and some kind of laser surveying targets. Read on for a link to the article.

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