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Geologic Hazards

7.1 M Earthquake Strikes New Zealand

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 […]

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Press Releases

Nicholson Opens New Offices in Austin and Kansas City

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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Project Related

The Cycles of Clough

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 […]


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Weekend CUP

Weekend CUP for September 1, 2010

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 […]

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Standards and Codes

ASTM Updates August 2010

American Society of Testing Materials Logo - ASTMThe 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.

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