On his blog, Arizona State Geologist, Lee Allison reports: A lawsuit filed against the federal government by four trade associations could prohibit geologists, geographers, and many other professionals from making maps using federal funds, according […]
Boulder, Colorado, USA — The scientific community can now take a long-awaited look at the research behind the selection of Yucca Mountain, Nevada, as the nation’s high-level radioactive waste repository.
ENR reports that repair work has begun on a portion of the Hanging Lake Tunnel on I-70 in Glenwood Colorado after a crack opened up in the tunnel bore ceiling slab. Read on for more info. (CDOT Photo)
Allstate Insurance company will no longer be underwriting houses effective in July. No changes will occur for existing customers. The move is supposedly to "limit its exposure to catastrophe" such as earthquakes. Allstate has also […]
Most people are aware that Apollo 11 was the NASA where man first set foot on the Moon. But before they could set foot on it, they had to set the landing pads of the LM there! How did they come up with geotechnical soil parameters for the design of the LM’s footpads? How did they determine a bearing capacity of lunar soil? Click through for this facinating article that I hope you will share with your colleagues.
New Zealand’s State Highway entity, Transit New Zealand, has awarded a $NZ 2.4 million ($US 1.8 million) contract for preliminary geotechnical assessment of the proposed Transmission Gully Motorway. Click through for more details.
Hayward Baker, Inc. is providing a more cost-effective foundation system in the form of Vibro Piersâ„¢. Well-suited for light-to-heavy loads on large or small projects, Hayward Baker’s Vibro Piers are quick to install and highly effective at reinforcing the surrounding soils. [Editor: Read on for the rest of the press release]
Titanic movie star Leonardo DiCaprio has been sued by his neighbors for allegedly activating a landslide on the neighbor’s property through negligently excavating for a basketball court at his home in the hills above Sunset […]
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that Seattle’s "Sound Transit" board members have approved an additional $1 Million in funds for "unanticipated" geotechnical engineering related to the Beacon Hill light-rail tunnel. The project geotechnical firm is Shannon […]
Dubai, UAE – May 9, 2007: BMC Gulf Trading & Contracting LLC, a subsidiary of Emirates Investment and Development PSC (Emivest), has successfully completed the Dh12 million waterproofing work on the Palm Jumeirah Vehicular Tunnel project. The 1,400m Tunnel Is The Only Link For Vehicles Between Jumeirah Palm Island And Crescent Surrounding It. Read on for more info. (Photo by twocentsworth)