This is kind of interesting. The equivalent of the Oregon Geologic Survey, DOGAMI, has a geologic hazard map of the state that the City of Newport has used as the basis for a geologic hazard building code. This article describes some Recent and proposed changes to that code. Mainly the changes deal with the clarifications to the requirement for a geologic report, not requiring them on properties classified as moderate risk. But I found it interesting that the City Council approved a motion to only display the hazard maps in grayscale at City Meetings because the red color used on the DOGAMI map for high risk areas might scare people off from buying a property. [Source: oregoncoastdailynews]
A call for volunteers has been made on behalf of Governor Schwarzenegger by way of the California Department of Consumer Affairs website as reported by AEG. They are looking for professionals registered by the California Boards of Geology and Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors as well as a number of other boards. Read on for the full announcement.
Arizona State Universityâ€™s School of Earth and Space Exploration has teamed up with the Indonesian-based Bakrie Group to develop an international initiative called the Bakrie Initiative in Geological Hazards to support and promote research in […]