I’m headed for a little vacation with the family, so no updates for the next week or so. When I get back, don’t miss a review of the first geotechnical iPhone/iPad app, a revamped Facebook page, and some thoughts on the upcoming ER2010 conference in Seattle where you can expect plenty of GeoPrac.net coverage. Adios! (Image: Slack12)
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
A New Mexico mountain resort recently unveiled their new fitness complex which featured a large indoor swimming pool and 32 person spa. Built on the side of a mountain, on side of the spa structure sits on top of approximately 12.0’ of fill material. When the spa and portions of the deck began to show telltale signs of settlement, the spa was drained and taken out of service, and an investigation was conducted. This investigation revealed a large plumbing leak which had occurred under the pool/spa deck, causing compaction and consolidation of the supporting fill materials. The general contractor on the job broke out a section of the pool deck to make the plumbing repair, and then turned to URETEK ICR for the remediation of the settlement issues.
Management was pleased that the process meant no disruption for their guests. URETEK’s solution was less than 20% of the cost of replacement of the structure.
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