Young geotechnical engineers and geoengineering professionals in the first 5 years of their careers may be elligible for a $500 grant to attend the 2012 Geo-Congress conference in Oakland, California March 25-29. See the Geo-Institute […]
This article gives a nice, and balanced overview of the hydraulic fracturing or fracking process used to fracture rock and extract oil and gas from a formation that you could not produce from otherwise. 90 […]
Happy New Year! Here are a list of updated and new ASTM standards related to geotechnical engineering, materials testing and other subjects of interest to geoprofessionals. In this batch is a new standard for testing individual geogrid junction strength and other updated standards for geogrid testing. The standard for geofoam has been updated, so has the standard for SPT sampling. Read on for a list of these updated standards and others.
The Fitzsimmons Creek run-of-river hydroelectric project consisted of a number of geotechnical challenges for design team member Golder Associates. The project site is in British Columbia’s Coastal Mountains, and ran adjacent to the bobsleigh (or […]
When sewer pipes crack and leak, the surrounding ground becomes saturated and soil can migrate into the pipe and leave behind a void. Eventually this void can expand until it undermines the pavement or other […]
The Structural Engineers Association of Michigan has template documents for a geotechnical RFP. The intent of the RFP is to assist the Structural Engineer with the general requirements of information usually desired from the report. […]
An arena being built for the Philadelphia Flyers’ minor league affiliate hockey team will be founded on micropiles to mitigate possible sinkhole problems in the limestone bedrock. The arena in located at the site of […]