- Geotechnical Data Management at the Virginia Department of Transportation – Source: TRB
- Hurricane season begins Tuesday with $5.8 billion of work still in progress – Source: NOLA.com via ASCE SmartBrief
‘Although this is significant progress since last year and would help to reduce storm surge, it’s difficult to quantify what level of protection the barrier will provide before it’s complete," corps Col. Robert Sinkler said. "We are better off there than we were last."
- U.S. geosynthetics market is poised for a comeback in 2010-11 – Source: Geosynthetics Magazine
- June 2010 Issue of Geosynthetics Magazine – Source: GeosyntheticsMagazine.com
- Sinkhole found on Lee’s Summit Dam, Missouri – Source: KCTV Kansas City via ASDSO
- Association of State Dam Safety Officials News for May, 2010 – Source: ASDSO
There are links to a whole bunch of articles and blog posts on the flooding in Tennessee and Kentucky and elsewhere that occurred last month.
- Geographic Information System (GIS) Research – Image Acquisition and Processing – Source: TRB
- Gulf Oil Spill Update: Berms Getting Built, but Doubts Persist – Source: WSJ.com via ASCE SmartBrief
- Scientists express concern that berms to stop oil from reaching shore might not work, but they are moving forward anyway – Source: WSJ.com via ASCE SmartBrief
- Redi-Rock Case Study – Wall used for flood protection in San Antonio, Texas – Source: Redi-Rock via CE News
- Concrete cloth fabric for use in lining ditches, erosion control and other applications – Source: WTB Geotechnics, UK
- Monster sewer TBM takes a break – Source: cincinnati.com | nky.com via ASCE SmartBrief
I love the article’s description of the TBM, calling it a ‘spinning earthworm with cheese graters on the front of it’.
- Company: Workers followed procedure before fatal blast and fireball caused by drilling into a natural gas pipeline – Source: Las Vegas Sun via ASCE SmartBrief
- So we have at least one iPhone / iPad developer working on a geologic mapping app! Cool! – Source: @Yorrike
- With Seattle on the hook, Council evaluates viaduct risk – Source: SeattlePI Blogs via ASCE SmartBrief
The Seattle city council is worried about having to pick up the tab for cost overruns on the State’s viaduct project including the tunneling. They have hired 3 consultants to review the risk and legal issues associated with the project.
- Roctest acquires Geomation product line – Source: ROCTEST LTD Press Release
- Insurance Losses from Chile Earthquake: $8 Billion – Source: Geology.com