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)
Here are some interesting stories that have been piling up since I got back from vacation last week. Read carefully, there are some gems in here.
- Abolish Geology? – Source: Ed Medley
- Seattle developer wants to investigate possible use of geotextile bags to construct artificial reef to prevent flooding of proposed development – Source: The Daily World via Geosynthetica.net News
- New York City Marks Final Stage of Mining to Extend No. 7 Line – Source: WSJ.com via AGC SmartBrief
- Scientists to create the most detailed map of California coastline ever assembled – Source: San Jose Mercury News via ASCE SmartBrief
- Firefighting likely caused Oregon landslide – Source: Daily Journal of Commerce
- Mitigation of SR87 landslide continues – Source: Arizona Geology Blog
- Work starts on first tunnel for new south approach for Golden Gate Bridge – Source: ContraCostaTimes.com via ASCE SmartBrief
- TenCate Doubles Its Profit in the First Half of 2010
- India’s $100 billion (US$) highway investment – Source: Geosynthetics Magazine
- Traffic Cameras for Roadway Monitoring and Management – Source: EarthCam.net via Roads and Bridges Magazine
Cool hardware and software system for monitoring of roadway and other construction projects.
And about 20 more! Click through for the rest.
Keynetix are pleased to announce that as a result of the recent success of the KeyLAB program, Peter Keeton has joined Keynetix to further strengthen the KeyLAB team. Peter has over 40 years of experience working in and managing geotechnical laboratories for Soil Mechanics and has been an influential member of the CEN European standards working group on geotechnical testing. [Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release from Keynetix. [/Editor]
The City of North Haven is located on an island off the coast of Maine. This town was faced with a unique challenge when a bridge needed replacing. Looking for an economical option, designers decided on a Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil – Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS). This solution allowed the town and DOT to re-use an existing bridge pier, beat the construction deadlines, and provide a modern bridge solution for this small town.
[Editor] Read on for more on this fascinating project in a contributed article by Lindsey Manthei O’Connor of Redi-Rock! [/Editor]