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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.

 
Vesuvius' computer simulated eruption kills 300,000 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Wednesday, 28 February 2007 02:35

Volcanologists at the National Geophysical and Vulcanolgy Institute in Pisa have a new 3D computer simulation model of a Vesuvius eruption that indicates 300,000 people would be killed.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 February 2007 02:37
 
Cofferdam Downstream of Three Gorges Dam To Be Blasted Away PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Wednesday, 28 February 2007 02:17

The last section of a cofferdam built to facilitate construction of the Three Gorges Project from the southern bank of the Yangtze will be blasted away in seconds after 3:00 p.m. Wednesday. Thanks iCivilEngineer.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 March 2007 01:54
 
2005 Emergency Sinkhole Repair in Detroit Area PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Monday, 26 February 2007 07:35

I recently came upon a link to an interesting emergency project in the Detroit Area. A 245' by 130' sinkhole opened up in August of 2004 as a result of the failure of an 11-ft diameter sewer sewer main located an amazing 60-ft below the ground surface! The remediation involved some very interesting geotechnical issues. 

 
Giant Sinkhole Swallows Homes, Kills 3 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Sunday, 25 February 2007 15:31

A 330-ft deep sinkhole has opened up in a poor neighborhood in Guatemala City swallowing several houses and killing at least 2 people.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 February 2007 03:45
 
The GLE Formulation and the Various Methods of Stability Analysis PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Thursday, 22 February 2007 01:55
GeoSlope International has a nice overview of the general limit equilibrium (GLE) method in their February 2007 newsletter available from their website. I personally always struggle to remember the difference between the various methods of slope stability analysis, such as Bishop's method, Janbu's method, GLE, Spencer's and Morgensten-Price. This article has a couple of nice figures showing how they all relate to each other and what that means for the factor of safety.
Last Updated on Monday, 05 March 2007 07:06
 
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