The current edition of the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design and Construction specifications do not have specifications for soil nail retaining walls. This TRB publication is meant to be an interim solution for agencies who still […]
The US Army Corps’ Wolf Creek Dam foundation remediation project in is the largest and most complex foundation remediation project in the world according the the contractor PM. It involves the installation of a massive […]
AMS makes samplers ranging from hand augers to sonic drill rigs and direct push rigs for geotechnical and environmental sampling. This video gives an overview of the origins of their company in 1942 and their […]
The American Society of Civil Engineers announced their 2011 class of Distinguished Members back in October. This year’s class included three members of the Geo-Institute: Jacobo Bielak, Chandrakant S. Desai and Shamsher Prakash (pictured below). The ASCE Youtube channel has short biography video on each member, and you can watch the videos for these three gentlemen embedded in the full post. Their acceptance remarks are also online somehwere, but I can’t find the videos to embed. You can watch those videos here. Written biographies are also available on the Geo-Institute’s website.
GeoPrac.net is very pleased to announce our newest website sponsor, geotechnical contractor Hayward Baker! They are the #1 ranked Specialty Excavation/Foundation Contractor according too Engineering News-Record, a spot they have held for many years. With […]
I’m finally digging out from under some articles and blog post ideas from the past couple of months. Think of it as an early Thanksgiving day feast for your mind! Click through for all the trimmings.
LEED Certification is a voluntary process for building owners and designers. But a newly approved green building code developed by the International Code Council titled the ‘International Green Construction Code’ or IgCC may see adoption […]
A report titled ‘Falling Weight Deflectometer Calibration Center and Operational Improvements: Redevelopment of The Calibration Protocol and Equipment’ has been published by the FHWA. This report is the result of a pooled fund study that […]
Norcross, Georgia, October 1, 2011 –Dataforensics, LLC welcomes Groundwater Solutions, providers of quality hydrogeological expertise and services, as a reseller partner. Based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire United Kingdom, Groundwater Solutions resells the Dataforensics products PLog, PLog Environmental and Rapid CPT. Additionally, Groundwater Solutions supports integration of data collected with PLog Environmental into the EScIS software program ESdat.
[Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release from GeoPrac sponsor Dataforensics. [/Editor]
WASHINGTON, D.C.â€”The federal government and its geospatial partners today unveiled www.geoplatform.gov, a prototype Geospatial Platform website providing an initial view of the future of user-friendly, integrated, federal data collections on common geographic maps. This type […]