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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
 
OSHA Site: Making the Business Case for Safety and Health PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Friday, 09 March 2007 01:42

The page includes information to help safety managers and others demonstrate that investment in workplace safety and health can improve an organization’s productivity and bottom line. Visit OSHA's Making the Business Case for Safety and Health page.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 March 2007 17:28
 
Volvo offers $1.3 Billion for Ingersoll Paving Group PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Thursday, 08 March 2007 06:26

Volvo is now poised to enter the paving equipment manufacturing sector by making a $1.3 billion offer for Ingersoll-Rand’s Road group.

 
Earthquake Hazard from Precarious Rocks PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Sunday, 04 March 2007 18:35

A team of geologists from University of Nevada, Reno have come up with a unique way of assessing seismic hazards - precariously balanced rocks. 

 
Giant Tunnel Boring Machines PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Sunday, 04 March 2007 18:13

ENR.com reports that two of the world's largest slurry boring machines have begun digging 9-km long tunnels under they Yangtze River in China. The TBM pictured is over 15-m in diameter. (Photo Credit: Bouygues S.A.)

 
Helens, Rainier are tops among most dangerous U.S. volcanoes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Friday, 02 March 2007 02:24

The Yakima Herald Republic has an interesting article on volcanic hazards of Mt. Rainier. Apparently the USGS has plans to increase monitoring with additional seismographs, GPS units, and some kind of laser surveying targets. Read on for a link to the article.

 
ENR: Cement Prices Continue to Increase PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Friday, 02 March 2007 02:02

According to ENR, the price of cement as well as Ready-mix concrete continue to rise despite the recent downturn in the housing market. 

 
MSEW 3.0 - Update 7 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Friday, 02 March 2007 01:43

ADAMA Engineering Inc. has released Update 7 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.

 
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