I’ve never thought too much about this, I guess I’m still waiting for my first geotechnical assignment in Hawaii! But if you bring soil samples into the continental USA, they must go through a heat treatment at their port of entry. In the latest GeoComp Corporation newsletter, Gary Torosian from GeoTesting Express, GeoComp’s lab testing arm, describes how their firm’s certification with the U.S. Department of Agriculture allows them to accept soil samples without the required heat treatment. They can receive, and test the samples and then upon completion of the testing, they heat treat the soil, sample containers and any effluent generated from the testing process to safely dispose of any potentially harmful organisms. Something to keep in mind for those cushy projects in Hawaii or the US Virgin Islands or something. (Photo by Eric K. Veland on Flickr)
(Irvine, CA – December 29, 2010) As Digital Map Products (DMP) concludes its 10th year, CEO Jim Skurzynski predicts 2011 will be the year spatial technology goes mainstream. DMP, a leading provider of software-as-a-service spatial technology solutions, is experiencing record sales as mapping and cloud computing converge. Skurzynski expects the melding of these two powerful technologies to continue and for additional markets to open up as more sectors continue to discover uses for advanced spatial display and analysis.
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Time to clear the queue a bit. Enjoy these gems!
- Pile Dynamics Releases Complimentary Update of GRLWEAP Program – Pile Buck Magazine – pile driving, marine construction, deep foundation
- North Salt Lake Passes Landslide Ordinance – Source: The Salt Lake Tribune via AEG Insider
- Rotting Oaks Lead to Hazardous Voids in Indiana’s Mount Baldy Sand Dune – Source: Terradaily.com via AEG Insider
- Soldier pile excavations in Seattle designed with DeepEX – Source: DeepExcav
- Santa Clarita Landslide Buckles Road, Prompts Indefinite Closure – Source: CBS Los Angeles
- The part of the SR 99 tunnel built without Bertha – Source: WSDOT Alaskan Way Viaduct Project Page
- China landslide: Man-made, 330-foot mountain of waste collapsed amid rains – Source: Chicago Tribune
- City of Burien releases full geotechnical report on Dec. 8 landslide – Source: The Highline Times / Des Moines News
- More sinkholes expected at Seawatch, District to debate next steps
- ‘Ask Fugro’ campaign celebrates Fugro’s global ingenuity