Complete plans have not been released yet, but an environmental impact document outlines general plans for stabilization of the 17th Street Canal in New Orleans using Deep Soil Mixing techniques. Portions of the London Avenue […]
This is the first time I have heard of this type of consolidation/permeability testing. I won’t try to summarize myself, here’s a bit of a description from their newsletter: Hydraulic consolidation cells, a.k.a. Rowe-Braden consolidation […]
On Saturday, a 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake struck in New Zealand, centered around the City of Christchurch. There was significant damage, but luckily only two serious injuries were reported and no fatalities. Photos: Damage from New […]
PITTSBURGH, PA – August 17, 2010 – Nicholson Construction Company is pleased to announce the opening of new offices in Austin, TX and Overland Park, KS (Kansas City). The Texas office will enhance Nicholson’s service to its Texas and Gulf Coast customers and the Kansas City office will strengthen Nicholson’s Midwestern presence. The two offices are now fully-operational with engineering, project management, and field operations resources available.
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At last month’s Earth Retention Conference, ER2010, there were many references to the second ER conference in 1990. One paper from that proceedings that garnered many mentions and was referenced by several at this year’s […]
Groundwater from the Nevada Test Site, location of numerous nuclear test explosions, could eventually migrate 50 miles to Ash Springs, a haven for 24 unique plant and animal species. The 10,000 gpm springs were sampled […]
China: Three Gorges Dam’s image showing some cracks – Source: latimes.com via ASCE SmartBrief After the serious flooding in China this summer, Chinese officials have downgraded the design flood that they expect the dam to […]
The folks at the ASTM Committee on Concrete and Concrete Aggregate have been very busy recently. The past month has seen a whole slew of new and revised standards on concrete sampling and testing. Be sure to check it out if you are in the CQA biz.