A TBM is stuck on a 2.85m diameter stormwater tunnel in Lancashire, UK. The tunnel is planned to be 3.5-km long, but has been stalled since November when the silt intrusion stopped the tunnel boring […]
An article in the Winter 2011 AGI GeoSpectrum magazine caught my attention. It was a summary of a discussion on the AIPG LinkedIn group about the importance of a geology fieldcamp in your education. I […]
Another case study from RetainingWallExpert.com, this one for the failure of a 38-ft high geogrid-reinforced modular block MSE retaining wall. They note that the failure of the retaining wall follows their typical recipe, ‘Just Add […]
So what’s the difference between Engineering Geologists, Geological Engineers and Geotechnical Engineers? That’s not the beginning of a geeky joke. But in most professional circles in this industry, it’s a question where the nuances of the answer seem to be lost on people. My degrees were in Geological Engineering, but I’ve been practicing as a Geotechnical Engineer for most of my professional career. But I get called a geologist, geotech, Civil Engineer, dirty guy…and probably some other things behind my back. I try to explain to people what the differences are, but I’ve struggled over the years to find the right words.
GeoPrac sponsor Moretrench is a key team member of the Second Avenue subway team, performing ground freezing on a 150-ft stretch of tunnel alignment in preparation for the second tunnel. ENR reports that approximately 7,200 […]
An August 2010 FHWA Central Federal Lands report on corrosion of hollow bar soil nails has recently been made available on the NCS Consultants, LLC website. The authors of the report are Naresh Samtani and […]
Geotechnical engineering firm Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings was convicted today of Corporate Manslaughter in the death of geologist Alexander Wright. The accident occurred when Mr. Wright had entered a test pit to take soil samples and […]
The timber piles of the existing I-5 bridge over the Columbia River is vulnerable to liquefaction in the event of a major earthquake. And there is no shortage of potential sources for the shaking in […]