Tunneling Business Magazine has a very nice cover story on Obayashi Corp, a well-known Tokyo, Japan-based mega-construction company with some impressive tunneling credentials. In their 30-years of working in the US, they were the first […]
This struck home quite a bit for me! Of course I strive to make GP the best geo-related parasite…er,I mean website on the ‘net! Happy Friday!
A Japanese company, OYO Corporation, created the PS-suspension probe for recording P-Wave and S-Wave velocity data in geomaterials using one borehole back in the 1980’s. A recent update to the probe has made it digital. […]
I think I’m about a week behind, so this is kind of a CUCUP. Hope you find some interesting reading. Landslide Season in Seattle – Seattle times via Geology.com Landslide risk rises near Three Gorges […]
Not in the metaphysical sense, but in terms of issues related to drilled shafts. Check out the survey on their homepage.
[Update 11/16/09 12:52] I fixed the sponsor banner issue, but I’m still looking into what’s causing the IE 7 error. Despite my fondness for Firefox, I realize a large percentage of users still have IE 7 […]
Amazing video of a rockslide as it happened yesterday along U.S. Highway 64 in the Ocoee River gorge in Tennessee. TDOT crews had almost finished removing rockslide debris from an event earlier in the day when a second slide occurred, blocking the road again. That looks like a pretty planar joint set dipping right into the roadway and everything was wet from the recent rains. Click through for the video.
Root Piles (or "pali radice" to use the Italian term) were used to underpin a famous Victorian Era London Hotel this fall in preparation for its refurbishment and re-opening in October 2010 as the new […]
A massive rockslide closed a busy interstate route last week near the border between Tennessee and North Carolina in Pigeon River Gorge. This area has had landslide problems in the past. In 1997 a rockslide in the same area closed the freeway for approximately 3 months. (Photo from Landslides Under a Microscope Blog, original source not cited)
I have yet to see volume estimates, but The Charlotte Observer quoted a highway patrol officer who was at the scene:
He said the roadway is covered by a gigantic mound of debris, from pebbles up to house-sized boulders. The pile is 40 to 50 feet high, Williamson estimated, and hundreds of feet long.
More info and video after the break. […]