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Webinar Friday: Geotechnical Aspects of Polyurethane Grouting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 10:57

Randy Post HeadshotI will be the guest speaker at an EagleLIFT, Inc. webinar this Friday, September 16, 2016, from 11am-12pm MST titled: "Geotechnical Aspects of Polyurethane Grout".  I spoke on this topic about a year ago, but if you missed it then, I hope you can attend! Register at: http://eaglelifting.com/webinar/

I am not affiliated with EagleLIFT or URETEK (although, full disclosure, URETEK ICR is a GeoPrac.net sponsor), but I do consider myself a fan and evangelist of their geotechnical polyurethane products and service.  I will be discussing their polyurethane grouting technology from a geotechnical engineer’s perspective.  I will cover the modes of ground improvement, improvements in shear strength, and some of the challenges associated with geotechnical characterization.  I hope you can make it!

 
Top 50 GeoPrac.net Posts of 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Sunday, 20 December 2015 07:04

Here are the top 50 GeoPrac content items of the year based on your clicks.  They are sorted by hits/day to not bias the items published towards the beginning of the year. Thanks to all of my visitors for spending some of your valuable time getting your news from GeoPrac. I know everyone is busy, so I appreciate it very much!

  1. Kleinfelder CEO Resigns, Interim CEO Kevin Pottmeyer Takes Reigns as Company Looks to Accelerate 2020 Strategic Direction Initiatives - Published Nov 23, 2015 (52.3 hits/day, 1,401 page impressions total)
  2. Free Webinar–Geotechnical Aspects of Polyurethane Grout - Published Dec 8, 2015 (43.5 hits/day, 498 page impressions total)
  3. LogitEasy Offers Free iPad Promotion for Borehole Logging - Published Dec 7, 2015 (38.4 hits/day, 490 page impressions total)
  4. A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On: Center for Geotechnical Modeling Facilitates Seismic Research - Published Aug 18, 2015 (31.6 hits/day, 3,917 page impressions total)
  5. How Could a Pile of Dirt Cause a Major Interstate Bridge To Tilt? - Published Oct 20, 2015 (29.2 hits/day, 1,777 page impressions total)
  6. Nicholson Completes Emergency Work on Indiana's I-65 - Published Nov 23, 2015 (26.1 hits/day, 701 page impressions total)
  7. Terracon Acquires NORCAL, Strengthens West Coast Presence - Published Nov 23, 2015 (25.0 hits/day, 671 page impressions total)
  8. Moretrench President Arthur B. Corwin, P.E. to Receive Moles Member Award - Published Nov 18, 2015 (24.4 hits/day, 775 page impressions total)
  9. Protestors Cause Geotechnical Work to Shutdown for Sydney WestConnex Project - Published Oct 6, 2015 (23.7 hits/day, 1,781 page impressions total)
  10. Moretrench Remediates Dangerous Seepage Problem at Dam in Catskill Mountains - Published Sep 24, 2015 (23.3 hits/day, 2,028 page impressions total)
  11. USBR Selects 23 Projects Totaling $5.2 Million to Build Drought Resiliency in Nine States - Published Sep 18, 2015 (22.9 hits/day, 2,133 page impressions total)
  12. Tetra Tech to buy Australian Geotechnical Engineering firm Coffey - Published Nov 13, 2015 (22.7 hits/day, 840 page impressions total)
  13. Video of DeWind One Pass Trenching MT2000 Trencher Installing Soil Bentonite Cutoff Wall - Published Aug 4, 2015 (22.1 hits/day, 3,053 page impressions total)
  14. Geocomp to Provide Engineering Services for Fukushima Ice Wall - Published Jul 27, 2015 (22.1 hits/day, 3,228 page impressions total)
  15. The World's Longest (and Scariest) Glass Pedestrian Bridge - Published Jul 31, 2015 (21.8 hits/day, 3,097 page impressions total)

Click through for the rest of the list!

Last Updated on Monday, 21 December 2015 04:15
 
Free Webinar–Geotechnical Aspects of Polyurethane Grout PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 14:06

URETEK Deep Injection™ ProcessI’m pleased to announce that I will be a guest speaker at the monthly webinar of URETEK Holdings, an affiliate of GeoPrac sponsor URETEK ICR.  I will be presenting on Geotechnical Aspects of Polyurethane Grout, representing Golder Associates Inc., my day-job employer.  The webinar is free and open to anyone interested until the spots fill up.

The presentation will be on Friday, December 11, 2015 from 11am – 12pm ESTPlease be sure to register for this webinar before it fills up. I hope that what I discuss will be useful to owners and engineers who are considering using or specifying URETEK products on their project.  Thanks!

Image Credit – URETEK ICR

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 December 2015 14:09
 
GeoPrac Newsletter 053 Is Out PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Monday, 08 June 2015 23:03

GeoPrac Newsletter 053

The latest issue of the GeoPrac newsletter, number 053, is out. Did you miss it? Find out what I've been up to over the past few months. And catch up on things you missed, like:

  • New Soil Nail Manual
  • Houston Highway Stabilization
  • Ed Nowatzki 1936-2015
  • Most Popular GeoPrac Content!
  • Fred Kulhawy 1943-2015
  • Yeager Airport Failure

Read the GeoPrac.net Newsletter 053!

And if you haven't already, please subscribe to the newsletter (powered by Constant Contact, so you know you can safely unsubscribe at any time). 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 06:15
 
Top GeoPrac.net Content of 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 06:13

 Here they are, the most popular posts from this year. Happy New Year everyone!

  1. Getting Under Your Feet – The Revolutionary Technology of Geogrids - Published Dec 5, 2014 (59.5 hits/day, 1,553 page impressions total)
  2. Hayward Baker to Provide Ground Improvement for New Atlanta Stadium Project - Published Sep 19, 2014 (56.1 hits/day, 5,780 page impressions total)
  3. Dataforensics and Keynetix Announce Major Partnership - Published Dec 18, 2014 (54.4 hits/day, 693 page impressions total)
  4. Dataforensics Releases pLog Tablet for Geotechnical and Environmental Field Data Collection - Published Jan 7, 2014 (49.6 hits/day, 17,743 page impressions total)
  5. GeoPrac.net Celebrates 7th Anniversary! - Published Feb 20, 2014 (48.6 hits/day, 15,251 page impressions total)
  6. Giant Boulder Smashes Through Italian Farm - Published Feb 3, 2014 (47.2 hits/day, 15,625 page impressions total)
  7. TerraThane Geotechnical Foam Maker, NCFI Polyurethanes, Turns Fifty - Published Jun 19, 2014 (42.0 hits/day, 8,199 page impressions total)
  8. Pond Embankment Stabilization with Geopolymer Injection - Published Dec 10, 2014 (41.4 hits/day, 857 page impressions total)
  9. Bachner Honored for 40+ Years of Service - Published Jan 30, 2014 (40.2 hits/day, 13,465 page impressions total)
  10. FHWA Geotechnical Team and NHI To Offer Virtual World Training - Published Nov 21, 2014 (38.7 hits/day, 1,533 page impressions total)
  11. Review of GeotechTools.org – Geo-Construction Information and Technology Selection Guidance - Published May 14, 2014 (37.1 hits/day, 8,582 page impressions total)
  12. Hayward Baker Constructs Temporary Emergency Earth Retention for Landslide Repairs Near Train Tracks in Baltimore - Published Jul 22, 2014 (34.0 hits/day, 5,510 page impressions total)
  13. Harl Aldrich, Haley & Aldrich Co-founder, Dies at 91 - Published Dec 16, 2014 (33.8 hits/day, 509 page impressions total)
  14. DFI Announces Seventh Annual SuperPile Conference June 18-20, Cambridge, MA - Published Jan 14, 2014 (32.2 hits/day, 11,284 page impressions total)
  15. Professor Chuck Ladd passed away on August 4th - Published Aug 10, 2014 (31.9 hits/day, 4,561 page impressions total)

 Click through for the rest of the top 50!

 
GeoPrac.net Celebrates 7th Anniversary! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Thursday, 20 February 2014 07:30

GeoPrac.net celebrates another anniversary!7 years ago today, I wrote my first post for GeoPrac.net! It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing this for that long. I am grateful for all of the visitors, twitter followers, supporters, and of course sponsors that have made it possible for me to share high-quality news and articles for geoprofessionals. I look forward to another great 7 years.

Last year I highlighted a few of my favorite articles and blog posts. This year, I thought I would just go by the numbers to see what the most popular articles and posts have been over the years. Check it out.

Most Popular GeoPrac.net Content

Click through for the list!

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 07:32
 
GeoPrac welcomes sponsor Keynetix Ltd! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Friday, 20 September 2013 06:27

Keynetix Ltd. Logo - Geotechnical and environmental data management software

GeoPrac is very pleased to announce that Keynetix Ltd. has become our newest sponsor! Keynetix is a geotechnical and environmental data management software company headquartered in Redditch, Worcestershire, UK. They are AutoDesk’s Geotechnical Industry Partner, integrating geotechnical data work flows into AutoCAD Civil3D.

Keynetix’ flagship products include HoleBASE SI, for borehole data management, log production, section diagrams, and BIM integration into AutoCAD Civil 3D; KeyLAB for geotechnical laboratory management and control, KeyAGS for creating, importing and exporting of AGS Data and Pocket SI for hand held data collection of site investigation information. Be sure to read more about their products and services at their website!

Last Updated on Friday, 20 September 2013 06:32
 
Happy 6th Anniversary GeoPrac! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Thursday, 04 April 2013 00:01

Six years ago today I officially launched the GeoPrac.net website! It’s been my honor to try to serve my fellow geoprofessionals over that time, providing news and articles in a format unlike any other site on the internet.  I want to take this opportunity to thank all the folks who have contributed content, provided feedback or otherwise helped over the years.  I would also like to thank all of my sponsors.  Their support compensates me for the considerable time and energy I pour into the site.  And of course, thank you to all of my readers and subscribers!

I thought it would be fun to look back at some of my favorite posts and articles over the years.  Some of them are contributed and some I wrote. So join me on a trip down memory lane and read on!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 April 2013 23:01
 
EDITORIAL: Work/Life Balance PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Tuesday, 15 January 2013 23:24
Work-life Balance

This editorial from well-known ASFE founder John Bachner struck a cord with me. He is passionate about geoprofessionals getting involved in their communities and giving back to the profession and sees that as one of the keys to obtaining true work-life balance. [Source: ASFE: The Geoprofessional Business Association. Image: The Linked Team]

 
Most Popular GeoPrac.net Content of 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Monday, 14 January 2013 06:07

Sorry for the delay, I found some problems with my script that generates these statistics.  Here are the most popular GeoPrac.net articles that were published during 2012.  I have pro-rated the total number of hits based on how long they have been published.  That might give a bit of an edge to articles published more recently, but the alternative would bias towards those articles published earlier in the year.  At any rate, enjoy!  P.S. – Sign up for the free GeoPrac.net monthly email newsletter in the next few days, and you’ll get the latest list of the top GeoPrac.net content of all time!

Top 100 Articles Published in 2012:

  1. DFI Announces the 2012 Outstanding Project Award Winner - The Route 9A Pedestrian Tunnel at the World Trade Center - Published Dec 10, 2012 (40.1 hits/day, 883 page impressions total)
  2. Sample Guide Specifications for Construction of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil-Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS) - Published Nov 21, 2012 (35.8 hits/day, 1,476 page impressions total)
  3. Troubled Eastern NC Riverfront Convention Center Gets Lifeline from Hayward Baker and TerraThane™ Geotech Foam by NCFI Polyurethanes - Published Oct 4, 2012 (28.7 hits/day, 2,559 page impressions total)
  4. Study: Port of Anchorage replacement vulnerable to liquefaction in earthquake - Published Dec 19, 2012 (28.0 hits/day, 370 page impressions total)
  5. New Subsea Robotic Geotechnical Site Investigation Company Formed - Published Aug 17, 2012 (27.0 hits/day, 3,704 page impressions total)
  6. Solid Foundation for Grain Storage - Published Dec 13, 2012 (26.9 hits/day, 508 page impressions total)
  7. Nicholson and SolData Working on Six of the Ten Largest Tunneling Projects in North America - Published May 1, 2012 (22.9 hits/day, 5,608 page impressions total)
  8. ASTM Updates for August 2012 - Published Sep 18, 2012 (21.2 hits/day, 2,232 page impressions total)
  9. Huge struts used to prop London excavation - Published Nov 25, 2012 (20.5 hits/day, 754 page impressions total)
  10. 180 Miles of California Levees Declared Ineligible for Federal Rebuild Funds - Published Oct 18, 2012 (20.1 hits/day, 1,511 page impressions total)

Click through for the rest of the top 100 of 2012!

Last Updated on Monday, 14 January 2013 06:12
 
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