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Introducing the LS™250 MiniSonic™, a Versatile Compact Sonic Rig PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 05:49

Introducing the LS(TM)250 MiniSonic(TM), a compact sonic rig for a wide variety of environmental, geotechnical, water and mining projects.SALT LAKE CITY, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boart Longyear (www.BoartLongyear.com), the world's leading provider of integrated drilling services and drilling products, is proud to introduce the LS™250 MiniSonic™, a compact rig suitable for a wide variety of environmental, geotechnical, water and mining projects.

Capable of drilling to depths of up to 250 feet (78m) when used with 4.75 inch (121mm) casing, the wide 600mm rubber tracks provide low ground pressure (.28 bar/4psi) and make it perfect for jobs in the most sensitive and fragile terrains. Plus, its smaller footprint makes it appropriate for projects with small drill pads, environmentally sensitive areas or hard-to-reach sites and requires less support equipment – making it a low-cost solution for a variety of mining, environmental, geotechnical and infrastructure drilling projects.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 05:50
 
Aquadata - A Web Based Water Quality Public Portal PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Thursday, 19 February 2015 05:55

Aqua Data web portal EarthScience Information Systems (ESCIS) is pleased to announce the release of the Shoalhaven City Council Aqua Data website, a branding of the ESdat Public Portal.

Aqua Data is a web-portal providing greatly enhanced community access to the results of water quality monitoring completed by Shoalhaven City Council (SCC). Aqua Data is the public interface of a detailed system designed to streamline the way SCC manage and share environmental data.

Aqua Data is accessed via a link on the Shoalhaven City Council web site directing users to the Aqua Data home page

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Last Updated on Thursday, 19 February 2015 05:58
 
Latest Release of HoleBASE SI Transforms Laboratory Scheduling PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Friday, 13 February 2015 06:09

Lab Scheduling Press Release atmisRedditch 30th Jan 2015 - The new release of HoleBASE SI includes ‘scheduling tools’ that allow engineers to electronically schedule geotechnical or environmental testing. This major breakthrough is likely to transform the way consultants and laboratories communicate with each other over the coming months.

The new improvements also provide a glimpse of how well integrated customers and laboratories can be with the first UK wide implementation of a web service connection to ALcontrol’s @mis online laboratory data management system. . This unique development allows customers to schedule testing directly into the @mis system using data and tools inside of HoleBASE SI and then be notified within HoleBASE SI when the testing is completed.

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Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015 06:34
 
DFI Announces New Testing and Evaluation Committee Chair PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Friday, 13 February 2015 06:05

Gerald Verbeek - New Chair of DFI's Testing and Evaluation CommitteeHawthorne, NJ (February 11, 2015): Gerald Verbeek, of Verbeek Management Services (VMS), has accepted the position of chair of DFI’s Testing and Evaluation Committee. Verbeek succeeds outgoing chair, Don Robertson of Applied Foundation Testing, who led the committee since 2013.

In 2004, after 20 years in the oil and gas industry, Verbeek started VMS, a management consulting business. One of the firm’s activities is helping European companies with their business in North America. Another area of concentration is providing detailed recommendations regarding geotechnical equipment and practices, especially in the area of foundation testing and (seismic) cone penetration testing (SCPT).

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Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015 06:34
 
NCFI Polyurethanes Rolls Up Family of Branded Websites Into Single Online Community: www.ncfi.com PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Thursday, 05 February 2015 00:13

NCFI PolyurethanesMOUNT AIRY, NC—NCFI Polyurethanes officially launched its new online informative and educational content presence today: www.NCFI.com. The new website replaces the former corporate site, and eight former brand-specific sites.

“We found we need to roll everything up under the NCFI umbrella,” says Chip Holton, President of NCFI. “We turned fifty last year, and our name is well-known and trusted for experience producing the highest quality American engineered and manufactured products. We wanted our web presence to reflect that, and help our customers around the world get what they need quickly and with ease.”

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Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015 00:16
 
Chip Holton Named NCFI Polyurethanes President PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 22:13

Chip Holton, President of NCFI Polyurethanes Former Dir. of Ops Says “Shift” New Word for 2015 and Beyond

MOUNT AIRY, NC—NCFI Polyurethanes, and its parent company, Barnhardt Manufacturing Co. (BMC), today announced the Board of Directors has named Chip Holton as the company’s president effective January 1, 2015. Holton joined NCFI as Dir. of Operations in 2012, and brings with him an extensive, and impressive operational leadership background.

Holton, 50, holds an engineering degree from The United States Military Academy at West Point and is a former serving US Army infantry officer. His work career began with Alcatel (now Alcatel-Lucent) fiber optics division where he served in multiple capacities from line supervisor to plant manager in Claremont, NC. Holton joined GE Plastics in 2003, where he served as Southeast Region Operations Manager, overseeing logistics, distribution, and manufacturing for up to 13 facilities. Most recently Holton served as Vice President of US Operations for Swiss company, Jacob Holm Industries, one of the world’s leading nonwoven roll good manufacturers. It was at Jacob Holm where he met the Barnhardt family.

[Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release from GeoPrac.net sponsor NCFI Polyurethanes! [/Editor]

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 February 2015 00:04
 
Moretrench V.P. Paul C. Schmall Receives 2015 Wallace Hayward Baker Award PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 06:13

Moretrench V.P. Paul C. Schmall, Recipient of the 2015 Wallace Hayward Baker Award

Specialty geotechnical contractor Moretrench is pleased to announce that Vice President and Chief Engineer Paul C. Schmall, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Wallace Hayward Baker Award. 

This prestigious award was established in 2000 by the Geo-Institute of the American Society for Civil Engineers in recognition of the creative and innovative contributions of the late Dr. Wallace Hayward Baker to the field of ground modification.  It is given annually in recognition of “ingenious innovation in the field of ground modification...resourceful development of a new technology or the creative application of existing technology to achieve field performance not previously demonstrated.”  

Dr. Schmall graduated from Bucknell University in 1988 and joined Moretrench shortly thereafter. He earned his doctorate in Civil Engineering from the University of Nottingham, UK, in 2013. He has dedicated his career with Moretrench to the advancement of the geotechnical industry, particularly in the field of grouting and groundwater control for underground structures, and is proactive in sharing his experience and advancing the state of the practice through frequent seminar and conference technical publications and presentations, and by serving on industry committees. Dr. Schmall is a co-author of Construction Dewatering and Groundwater Control (2007).

[Editor] Moretrench is a sponsor of GeoPrac.net [/Editor]

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2015 06:26
 
DFI Announces 2015 Osterberg Memorial Lecturer PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Sunday, 28 December 2014 23:16

Frank Rausche of GRL Engineers, DFI's 2015 Osterberg Memorial Lecturer

November 28, 2014, Hawthorne NJ: Frank Rausche, Ph.D., P.E., of GRL Engineers, Inc., has been selected as the DFI 2015 Osterberg Lecturer. The lecture will take place on Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., during the International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo (IFCEE) at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas.

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Last Updated on Monday, 29 December 2014 06:19
 
Dataforensics and Keynetix Announce Major Partnership PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Thursday, 18 December 2014 06:24
Dataforensics and Keynetix Forge Partner Alliance to Revolutionize Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Data Management

Dataforensics and Keynetix Announce Major Partnership

Norcross, Georgia, December 2014 – Dataforensics and Keynetix announce a partnership that teams the strengths of each company to revolutionize geotechnical data collection and data management within the United States and Canada. Dataforensics is developing a specialized configuration of HoleBASE SI for the North American market, which when combined with pLog Tablet, provides greater alternatives for managing geotechnical data for users of pLog Tablet, which already integrates with gINT and LogPlot.

[Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release from Dataforensics and Keynetix, both sponsors of GeoPrac.net! [/Editor]

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 06:26
 
Dataforensics Announces Major Update to pLog Tablet PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Monday, 24 November 2014 13:07

pLog Tablet by DataforensicsDataforensics, developer of geotechnical and geoenvironmental data management solutions, announces that a major update for pLog Tablet is now available for immediate download from the Google Play store.

This latest update of pLog Tablet enhances usability by adding the following features:

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Last Updated on Monday, 24 November 2014 13:21
 
Scot Litke Named 2014 DFI Distinguished Service Award Recipient PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Thursday, 28 August 2014 06:32

S. Scot Litke - Winner of DFI's Distinguished Service AwardHawthorne, NJ (August 21, 2014): S. Scot Litke, D.GE (Hon.) is the recipient of DFI’s highest award to an individual, the Distinguished Service Award. He is the 34th recipient of the award, honoring individuals chosen by their peers for exceptionally valuable contributions to the advancement of the deep foundations industry. The award will be presented on October 23, 2014, during DFI’s 39th Annual Conference in Atlanta.

Since 1982, Litke has been the editor of the ADSC’s (International Association of Foundation Drilling) Foundation Drilling magazine. He also held the position of Executive Director of the ADSC from 1982 to 2009. During this time, Litke managed over 25 drilled foundation and anchored earth retention research projects funded by the ADSC and FHWA. Litke was inducted into ADSC’s Hall of Fame in 2012.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 06:34
 
Hayward Baker Breaks Ground on Recently Awarded K-10 South Lawrence Trafficway Ground Improvement Project in Lawrence, Kansas PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Thursday, 28 August 2014 06:26

Hayward Baker is performing stone column work at two main sites for the Kansas Department of Transportation’s K-10 South Lawrence Trafficway project in Lawrence, Kan., with over 6,800 thirty-six-inch diameter stone columns to depths up to 62 feet.Hayward Baker (HB) recently began work on a $9.1 million ground improvement contract for the K-10 South Lawrence Trafficway (SLT) Project located in Lawrence, Kan. as a subcontractor to Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. The project provides a significantly improved transportation infrastructure for the state, making it a top priority for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).

Current construction will complete the southern K-10 bypass from its intersection with US 59 to the existing K-10 east of Lawrence. Construction affects 58 acres of wetlands. However, mitigation agreements between KDOT, local government agencies, and the public will create and restore 317 acres of wetlands as well as restore, preserve, and create over 50 acres of habitats.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 06:35
 
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