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Vibro Piersâ„¢ From Hayward Baker: A More Cost-Effective Shallow Foundation System

Hayward Baker, Inc. is providing a more cost-effective foundation system in the form of Vibro Piersâ„¢. Well-suited for light-to-heavy loads on large or small projects, Hayward Baker’s Vibro Piers are quick to install and highly effective at reinforcing the surrounding soils. [Editor: Read on for the rest of the press release]

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ASFE Inaugurates New President

James K. “Jim” Johnston, P.E., R.B.P. is the new president of ASFE/The Best People on Earth, a not-for-profit association of “earth-engineering” firms. Inaugurated at ceremonies during ASFE’s annual meeting in Hawaii, Mr. Johnston is the 37th individual to serve as ASFE’s president and board of directors chair.

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Government and Industry Officials Launch National Three-Digit “Call Before You Dig” Telephone Number

All Americans Urged to Use New FCC Designated Number to Prevent Injuries, Expenses and Penalties and Save Lives

WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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.

 

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Wold Creek Dam – “Significant chance of failure”

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.

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Hayward Baker Completes Ambitious Landslide Repair Project on U.S. Highway 61 in Mississippi

Hayward Baker, Inc., announces the completion of an ambitious landslide repair project for the Mississippi Department of Transportation. The work was conducted along a stretch of U.S. Highway 61, one of the nation’s landmark roads that extends from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico.

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High-tech Earthquake Monitoring Instruments Reveal Expansion of San Gabriel Valley After Heavy Rainf

New and intriguing information identified by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and its partners has been published in the Journal of Geophysical Research. For the first time, researchers have identified large-scale surface uplift and expansion in the San Gabriel Valley directly caused by groundwater recharge, due to near-record rainfall in 2004-2005. The San Gabriel Valley rose almost 2 inches (47 mm) in less than four months, and the margins of the basin were pushed outward by almost half an inch (10 mm). The expansion was five times larger than slight oscillations observed since 1998.

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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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