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Google Earth for Geotechnical Engineers and Geologists PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Tuesday, 07 August 2007 08:11
Google Earth - Logo copyright Google Inc.Google Earth is a software application that uses satellite and aerial photo imagery, terrain, maps, 3D buildings and Google Search data to view information in our world in two and three dimensions in real time. I’m curious how other geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists are using Google Earth in their practice. Read on for some GE related resources I’ve found useful or interesting, and then post a comment on how you use Google Earth in your practice and for fun! (Logo copyright Google Inc.)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 August 2007 07:39
 
New Publications in Geosynthetics PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Tuesday, 26 June 2007 08:07
GeoSynthetica.net has a nice index of technical articles related to geosynthetics. Most recently, they have linked to some articles by Dr. John S. Horvath at Manhattan College on the topics of geosynthetics for ground improvement, geofoam, and cellular geosynthetics. Also included in this list is a Spencer J. Buchanan Lecture by Robert D. Holtz on Geosynthetics for Soil Reinforcement. Read on for links to these PDF articles.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 June 2007 17:30
 
TRB: 30 Years of MSE Walls PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Tuesday, 26 June 2007 07:33

The Transportation Research Board has released a publication titled "Research Pays Off - Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls on the Interstate Highway System: Thirty Years of Experience". Check out the link after the break.

 
GeoComp PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Thursday, 10 May 2007 10:57

Geocomp Corporation is a unique company in our field offering consulting services, lab services of extremely hi caliber, field services such as instrumentation and remote monitoring, and other testing services. Here is a portion of their Geocomp Corporation's E-Newsletter:

Welcome to Geocomp Corporation's E-Newsletter

Welcome to the first email issue of our quarterly newsletter, "Below the
SURFACE." Our aim with "Below the SURFACE" is to keep you informed about the
latest happenings in the industry as well as at Geocomp. Please click on any
of the links to go to our website for the complete articles.

Sincerely,

W. Allen Marr, Ph.D., P.E.
President and CEO

 
ASTM Updates - 5/7/07 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Thursday, 10 May 2007 10:29

GeoPrac.net continues to try to keep everyone up to date on new changes to ASTM standards in soil, rock, construction and related areas. Read on for a list of newly approved standards as well as new work items. 

 
ASTM Updates PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Thursday, 10 May 2007 05:55

An April 30th update on newly approved ASTM standards and work items related to soils, rock and related areas. Read on for the list. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 September 2007 04:00
 
New Publications from Transportation Research Board PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Sunday, 29 April 2007 19:07

Two new publications have been released from the Transportation Research Board. Pavement Management; Monitoring, Evaluation, and Data Storage; and Accelerated Testing 2006 and Geotechnical Challenges of the Interstate Highway System: The First 50 Years and a Look Ahead.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 September 2007 04:00
 
New FHWA Publication: Design and Construction of Continuous Flight Auger Piles (GEC No. 8) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Wednesday, 18 April 2007 16:06

[Update October 24, 2007] And only about 6 months later, the FHWA has finally posted it on their website [/Update]

There is a new FHWA (Federal Highway Administration) Geotechnical Engineering Circular (GEC) publication. GEC Number 8 is titled "Design and Construction of Continuous Flight Auger Piles". Read on for more info and a link to download. (Photo from GEC No. 8)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 October 2007 02:54
 
Geothermal Energy in Arizona PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Wednesday, 18 April 2007 07:27

Arizona's State Geologist, Lee Allison has posted some interesting information on geothermal energy in Arizona on his blog. He was commenting on a March 23, 2007 meeting of the Arizona Geothermal Working Group. The biggest thing he took away from the meeting is that geothermal energy in Arizona has greater potential than people think. Read on for links. (Image from SMU Geothermal Lab)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 April 2007 08:21
 
New Publication: "High Performance Concrete in Drilled Shaft Construction" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Monday, 16 April 2007 18:00

Dan A. Brown P.E., Ph.D. from Auburn University and principal of Dan Brown and Associates, LLC of Sequatchie, TN has posted his paper that is being published in the Geo-Institute GeoDenver 2007 conference proceedings. The paper is titled "High Performance Concrete in Drilled Shaft Construction". It can be downloaded from the publications page of the Dan Brown and Associates, LLC website.

 
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