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  • Tank Town USA!
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    Geosynthetic manufacturer, Tensar, has a new promotional video featuring Beau, the King of the Road. And he has an interesting way of demonstrating the effectiveness of their geogrid product…using a tank!  To celebrate the launch of their new video, they are [...]
    News Launches New Website

    I am pleased to announce the re-launch of, with a new layout and faster load times, all optimized for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices! This has been a major undertaking, migrating from one content management system to another, importing [...]
  • California's high speed rail

    Major Challenges for 13.5-mile California Bullet Train Tunnel

    The LA Times is reporting that the California bullet train project may be facing significant budget and schedule issues, largely because of a 13.5-mile tunnel beneath Pacheco Pass east of Gilroy.  The article reports that the current budget for the [...]
  • Bill Brumund, third from left, recipient of the 2018 ASCE OPAL Award for Management
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    Former Golder President Earns 2018 OPAL Award

    Earlier this spring, The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) selected William F. Brumund, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE (Ret.), F.ASCE, former Golder President and Global CEO, as the 2018 Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) award-winner in management.  Bill was a tenured professor [...]
  • Oskar Steffen
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    Dr. Oskar Steffen, the S in SRK, Passes Away at 77

    One of SRK Consulting’s three founding members, Dr. Oskar Steffen, passed away on Wednesday, June 27, in Johannesburg. He was 77 years old. Engineers outside of the mining sector may not be familiar with Dr. Steffen or SRK, but he [...]
  • Mud creek landslide on California Highway 1 in May of 2017
    Geologic Hazards Article on Slow Moving Landslides

    There is a nice article on slow moving landslides at  They discuss the use of InSAR technology and point out how a number of landslides in the news over the past several years have had at least some movement [...]

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