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Keynetix Expands KeyLAB Functionality for Concrete Testing, ATSM and Australian Standards PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 06:18

22nd April 2013, Redditch, UK - Keynetix are pleased to announce that an upgrade to KeyLAB has been released today that includes a number of new features requested by users to help them manage their geotechnical and concrete laboratory. The new build expands the functionality of the system to assist laboratory managers who are conducting concrete testing, working in a NATA accredited laboratory or with the ASTM standards and is available free of charge to all users who have an in-date maintenance agreement.

As well as the new features in this release, KeyLAB have produced a large number of free test definitions and input and report sheets for companies who are implementing KeyLAB within a laboratory, conducting tests to BS or ASTM standards. These worksheets and reports have been designed by Peter Keeton from Keynetix, who has over 30 years experience of managing large geotechnical laboratories.

[Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release from Keynetix. [/Editor]

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 06:32
 
Washington DNR Releases Preliminary Report on Whidbey Island Landslide PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Monday, 08 April 2013 06:16

Onsite Visit Leads To Ledgewood-Bonair Landslide Quick Report

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources Division of Geology & Earth Resources has released their quick report on the Whidbey Island “Ledgewood-Bonair” landslide that occurred March 27, 2013. [Editor] Photo Credit: Washington DNR via Flickr [/Editor]

View the full quick report: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/publications/ger_qr_whidbey_island_landslide_2013.pdf

Key Points From The Report Include:

  • The Ledgewood-Bonair Landslide (LB Landslide) On Whidbey Island, Island County, Washington Occurred Around 3:45 Am On March 27, 2013.
  • It Is A Small Portion Of A Much Larger Landslide Complex, Approximately 1.5 Miles Long, That Was Prehistoric And May Date Back As Far As 11,000 Years.
  • The Top Of The Landslide Scarp Averages 200 Feet Above Sea Level.
  • The Landslide Pushed (Uplifted) The Beach As High As 30 Feet Above The Shore. 
  • The Toe (Front Of Landslide At The Beach) Is Slightly Over 1,100 Feet Long And Extends Approximately 300 Feet Into Puget Sound.
  • Uplift Of The Beach Is Presumed To Have Been Relatively Slow (I.E., Over A Few Minutes).
  • Wave And Tidal Action Is Actively Eroding The Toe With Small Sections (1-10 Cubic Feet) Observed Calving With The Rising Tide.
  • The Volume Of Material Moved Was Approximately 200,000 Cubic Yards (Equivalent To 40,000 Dump Truck Loads).
  • DNR Geologic Mapping From 2009 Shows The Extent Of The Landslide Complex (Polenz And Others, 2009,Http://Www.Dnr.Wa.Gov/Publications/Ger_gm68_geol_map_camano_24k.Pdf ).
  • Where observed, the access road has been shifted approximately 80 feet down vertically and to the west.

Photos from geologist site visit are on the agency’s Flickr page. Available for media use with credit:http://www.flickr.com/photos/wastatednr/sets/72157633103436975/with/8597313215/

View updates of the landslide event on the agency’s “Ear to the Ground” blog:http://washingtondnr.wordpress.com/2013/03/27/whidbey-island-coupeville-landslide/

DNR: State's Geologists

In addition to managing more than 5.6 million acres of state-owned lands and serving as the state’s wildland fire department, DNR houses the Washington State Geologist. The department regulates surface mining reclamation and provides technical assistance to citizens, industry and government on geologic hazards, forest stewardship, and other issues. Lands managed by DNR provide numerous public benefits, including outdoor recreation, native fish and wildlife habitat, and clean and abundant water.

Media Contact: Jessica Payne, Communications Public Information Officer, 360-584-7760,Jessica.Payne@Dnr.Wa.Gov

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Last Updated on Monday, 08 April 2013 06:31
 
DFI 2013 Awards: Call for Entries PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Sunday, 10 February 2013 22:39

Hawthorne, NJ (December 27, 2012): The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announces a call for entries for its major 2013 awards. Submissions for the 2013 Awards are due by April 15, 2013. Guidelines and nomination forms are available at www.dfi.org/about.asp. The first three awards are presented at DFI’s Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, this year in Phoenix, AZ, on September 27.

[Editor] Read on for the full list of awards from the DFI. [/Editor]

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 February 2013 07:14
 
Nicholson Awarded Extensive Shoring and Underpinning Contract at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Thursday, 07 February 2013 23:51

VCU_Childrens_HospitalPITTSBURGH, PA – February 5, 2013 – Nicholson Construction was recently awarded the geotechnical work for the new Children’s Pavilion at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) by Skanska Building, USA.

The $168 million, 640,000 square-foot facility will house 72 exam rooms, a surgical area with two operating rooms, and two procedure rooms, areas for diagnostic testing, imaging and laboratory services. Construction also includes an attached parking garage with more than 600 spaces.

The new Children’s Pavilion will make Children’s Hospital of Richmond the largest and most advanced outpatient facility dedicated to children in the region.

[Editor] Read the rest of the press release from GeoPrac.net sponsor Nicholson Construction. [/Editor]

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 February 2013 23:53
 
Oil Search, Beach Energy and Carbon Energy purchase ESdat data management software licenses PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Wednesday, 30 January 2013 21:59

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Oil Search (PNG), Beach Energy (South Australia) and Carbon Energy (Queensland) have recently purchased ESdat Licences to better manage their environmental and laboratory data.

These companies join some of the major Energy Companies that have existing ESdat Licences, such as Origin Energy, Linc Energy and AGL.  An extensive list of users can be found at http://esdat.net/Users.aspx

[Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release from EarthScience Information Systems (EScIS) [/Editor]

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 22:05
 
The new ESdat Scheduler. Using Environmental Data Software for managing multiple Monitoring Programs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Sunday, 06 January 2013 23:00

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The new ESdat Scheduler makes it quick and easy to manage multiple Monitoring Programs across one or many sites.
Managing multiple Monitoring Programs across one or many sites is about to become a whole lot easier for users of ESdat.

To ensure compliance with relevant environmental regulations and guidelines environmental professionals are often required to maintain multiple Monitoring Programs characterised by:

  • Competing deadlines and field staff schedules
  • Variable monitoring frequency
  • Varying locations
  • Variations in sample collection methodologies and analytes to test
  • Different environmental standards

[Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release from ESdat. [/Editor]

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 January 2013 23:24
 
DFI Elects Board of Trustees, Robert Bittner Elected President of DFI PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Sunday, 06 January 2013 20:43

Robert Bittner, 2013 DFI President

Hawthorne, NJ (December 27, 2012): Elections for the Deep Foundations Institute 18-member Board of Trustees were held in advance of the 2012 Annual Conference and Members’ Meeting.

Incumbent trustees elected to additional terms include: James A. Morrison, manager, Kiewit Engineering; Rudolph P. Frizzi, P.E., GE, Senior Principal at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services; and Patrick Bermingham, CEO of Bermingham Foundation Solutions Inc., each elected for a fourth three-year term, and Matthew Janes, P.Eng., M.E.Sc., MBA, senior engineer at Isherwood; Arturo Ressi di Cervia, special projects executive at Kiewit and a Foundation and Geotechnical consultant; and James O. Johnson, executive vice president of Condon-Johnson & Associates, Inc., each elected for a second three-year term.

[Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release from DFI, including a list of the new DFI Executive Committee members. [/Editor]

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 January 2013 23:23
 
DFI Presents Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovative Marine Foundations PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Sunday, 06 January 2013 20:37

Patrick Bermingham, CEO of Bermingham Foundation Solutions, was awarded the Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovation in Design and Construction of Marine Foundations

Hawthorne, NJ (December 27, 2012): Patrick Bermingham, CEO of Bermingham Foundation Solutions, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, was awarded the Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovation in Design and Construction of Marine Foundations at a dinner in early December at the DFI Marine Foundation Seminar in Norfolk, Va. The annual award recognizes innovative excellence in the design and construction of marine foundations, and honors Ben C. Gerwick for his achievements during his 62-year career in the field of marine foundations. The award is sponsored by the Deep Foundation Institute Educational Trust, University of California Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Ben C. Gerwick Company.

[Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release from DFI. [/Editor]

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 January 2013 23:22
 
URS purchase unlimited usage ESdat Licence PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 00:00

URS will use ESdat to manage laboratory and field data related to groundwater, contaminated site, and other environmental projects.

URS (Australia/New Zealand) and EarthScience Information Systems (EScIS) are pleased to announce the purchase of an unlimited usage ESdat Licence by URS for its Australian and New Zealand Offices.

URS will use ESdat to manage laboratory and field data related to groundwater, contaminated site, and other environmental projects.

[Editor] Read on for the rest of the press release from EScIS and ESdat [/Editor]

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 December 2012 07:49
 
DFI Presents Inaugural Bermingham Innovation Award PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Monday, 10 December 2012 04:00

Patrick Bermingham presents the Bermingham Innovation Award to Michael Justason of Bermingham Foundation Solutions and Luca Barison of Nicholson Construction CompanyHawthorne, NJ (December 1, 2012): The Deep Foundation Institute (DFI) presented the inaugural C. William Bermingham Innovation Award to the team of Nicholson Construction Company and Bermingham Foundation Solutions Ltd, at DFI’s 37th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in Houston, TX.

[Editor] Read on for the rest of the press release from DFI. [/Editor]

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 December 2012 07:47
 
DFI Presents Young Professor and Student Paper Competition Awards PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Monday, 10 December 2012 04:00

DFI 2012 Young Professor Paper Competition Award

Hawthorne, NJ (December 1, 2012): Co-authors Dr. John McCartney and Kyle Murphy, professors at the University of Colorado Boulder, shared honors as winners of the DFI Young Professor Paper Competition award presented at the DFI 37th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in October in Houston. The paper, “Seasonal Strain Distributions in Full-Scale Energy Foundations,” focuses on the seasonal thermo-mechanical response of two energy foundations installed at the new Denver Housing Authority Senior Living Facility.

[Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release from DFI [/Editor]

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 December 2012 07:45
 
DFI Announces the 2012 Outstanding Project Award Winner - The Route 9A Pedestrian Tunnel at the World Trade Center PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Monday, 10 December 2012 04:00

DFI 2012 Outstanding Project Award presented to Robert Yin of NY NJ Port Authority for the Route 9A Pedestrian Tunnel at the World Trade Center

Hawthorne, NJ (December 1, 2012): The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) presented the 2012 Outstanding Project Award (OPA) to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the design and construction of the Route 9A Pedestrian Tunnel at the World Trade Center in New York City. The award was presented to Robert Yin of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at the Awards Banquet during DFI’s 37th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in Houston.

[Editor] Read on for the rest of the press release from DFI. [/Editor]

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 December 2012 07:43
 
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