Nearly 100 villagers living upstream from the Three Gorges dam have been forced to leave their homes under threat of a landslide, which officials fear was disturbed during the filling of the dam’s reservoir last year, Xinhua News Agency reported last week. Read on for more info. (Photo by enkai)
Research at UC Davis has shown that a common bacteria could be used to help stabilize soils prone to liquefaction during earthquakes. The work involves using cultured Bacillus pasteurii, commonly found in soil, injected into […]
The Utah Governer’s Geologic Hazards Working Group, which includes no one from the private sector, is considering some model legislation that can be adopted by cities and counties to make it more difficult for developers to build in landslide prone areas. Also, among other things, the group may recommend that Utah adopt stricter grading requirements based on the experiences of California. Read on for more info.
James K. â€œJimâ€ Johnston, P.E., R.B.P. is the new president of ASFE/The Best People on Earth, a not-for-profit association of â€œearth-engineeringâ€ firms. Inaugurated at ceremonies during ASFEâ€™s annual meeting in Hawaii, Mr. Johnston is the 37th individual to serve as ASFEâ€™s president and board of directors chair.
Geocomp Corporation is a unique company in our field offering consulting services, lab services of extremely hi caliber, field services such as instrumentation and remote monitoring, and other testing services. Here is a portion of […]
gINT Version 8.1.016 update has been released as of May 4, 2007. You can download this release from gINT Software, Inc.’s website.
GeoPrac.net continues to try to keep everyone up to date on new changes to ASTM standards in soil, rock, construction and related areas. Read on for a list of newly approved standards as well as new work items.