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Soil Instability Puts $150 M U.S. 20 Project in Jeopardy PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Monday, 16 April 2007 08:44

[Update 5/11/07] The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined ODOT $90,000 for violating their stormwater discharge permit at least 37 times between September and January. ODOT is going to try to get the contractor to pay at least part of the fine. [/Update]

The $150 million Oregon Department of Transportation project, U.S. 20: Pioneer Mountain to Eddyville project is in jeopardy after three landslides (one major and two minor) have been discovered during the construction process. Yaquina River Constructors (YRC), a joint venture of Granite Construction Inc. and Wilder Construction has formally requested "that further work on the project cease under a Termination for Convenience. At a minimum the project should be suspended." Read on for more information. (Photo by decoder420)

Last Updated on Friday, 11 May 2007 03:26
 
Input Needed Please - Conference and Professional Meetings Announcements? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Thursday, 12 April 2007 09:42

I need your help! I've been wrestling with a decision pretty much since I started GeoPrac: Should I include information on conferences, short courses, and professional society meetings on the site? Leave your thoughts by commenting on this post, and take the poll in the right hand column of the site as well. 

 
Water Resources in the West PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Thursday, 12 April 2007 08:16

The NY Times has a very interesting article on some of the water resource issues in the Western US. The west has been experiencing drought conditions since 1999, and rising global temperatures will adversely effect watter supply as well. Another recent article published by the North County Times discusses the issues faced in the State of California. (Photo by sbisson.)

 
Earthquake Kills Coral Reef in Indonesia PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Thursday, 12 April 2007 07:53

Update: Satellite images available for the area.

A strong earthquake that struck Indonesia's Sumatra island two years ago caused one of the biggest coral die-offs ever documented, a study by scientists from two conservation groups found. Story at Yahoo! News

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 April 2007 19:14
 
Telegraph Hill landslide PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Tuesday, 10 April 2007 17:52

On February 27, 2007 a 75-ft wide section of greywacke sandstone failed on the south end of Telegraph Hill, in the very pricey North Beach district of San Francisco. No one was injured, but as many as 120 people were displaced from their homes as city building inspectors red-tagged 7 building effected by the slide.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 April 2007 09:58
 
AEG launches geohazard pages PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Tuesday, 10 April 2007 17:12

The Association of Engineering Geologists (AEG) has launched a series of new pages on their website about geologic hazards. 

 
Geo-Slope International Prepares for GeoStudio 2007 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Sunday, 08 April 2007 18:48

Geo-Slope International is preparing for release of GeoStudio 2007, it's flagship product, with a price increase on their 2004 version. The new prices will be effective as of May 1, 2007 but all new licenses purchased will get a free upgrade to GeoStudio 2007 when it is released. No information is available on exactly how much the price increase is, but you have a few more weeks to find out! 

 
New Report - Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Friday, 06 April 2007 09:58

A new report titled "Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering" has been released by Research markets of Ireland. The report is edited by R. W. Sarsby and collects papers papers from some very known names in the field of geosynthetics, including R. M. Koerner, S. W. Perkins, C. Jones and J. G. Collins among others. Read on for a table of contents.

 
GeoPrac.net Officially Launches! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Wednesday, 04 April 2007 21:10

I am pleased to announce that the GeoPrac.net site is officially live today, April 5, 2007.  Over the next couple of weeks, expect to see much more content being added, including new articles as well as news and journal watch items for which I'm falling behind on. I welcome any and all comments and constructive criticism!

 
Oregon Slope Failure Caught on Video PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Wednesday, 04 April 2007 21:04

A traffic camera catches trees and dirt sliding down a hill onto a highway in Portland, Ore. It happened on one of Oregon's busiest routes - Highway 26, heading out of Portland to the west on March 29. Read on to see the video.

 
MSEW 3.0 - Update 7.1 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Tuesday, 13 March 2007 18:00

ADAMA Engineering Inc. has released Update 7.1 for MSEW 3.0 yesterday. MSEW is an MSE wall design software that can perform retaining wall analysis using procedures from AASHTO or NCMA (National Concrete Masonry Association) in both ASD and LRFD.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 March 2007 01:49
 
Corps of Engineers Revises and Renews Nationwide Permits PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Tuesday, 13 March 2007 02:23

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.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 March 2007 02:25
 
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