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Weekend CUP

Weekend CUP for June 19, 2012


Here’s a collection of some interesting geoengineering content from around the web that I didn’t get a chance to blog about. Enjoy.

Click through for a BUNCH more!

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Press Releases

Hayward Baker Promotes Gary Taylor

Gary Taylor, L.G., L.E.G. has been promoted to vice president of Hayward Baker’s Santa Paula office in California. He has also been names as a member of the company’s Executive Committee.

Odenton, MD (PRWEB) May 08, 2012

Hayward Baker Inc., North America’s leader in geotechnical construction, announces the promotion of Gary Taylor, L.G., L.E.G. to vice president of the company’s Santa Paula office in California.

Mr. Taylor has also been named the leader of Hayward Baker’s Western Region Special Projects team, where he directs a team of engineers in the design and estimating of various ground modification projects in the western states and Canadian provinces. In addition, he has also been named a member of Hayward Baker’s Executive Committee. [Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release. [/Editor]


Press Releases

Pepsi Bottling Plant Uses TerraThane Geotechnical Polyurethane Foam by NCFI to Save Spillage and Lost Product

TTPepsi1MOUNT AIRY, NC—When the ground inevitably shifts and erodes beneath concrete slab floors of factories and warehouses like the Pepsi Bottling Group facility in Nashville, TN, the slabs become uneven and the joints become mini-speed bumps. Drivers of forklifts will tell you it makes for a bumpy ride as they transport pallets of Pepsi and other beverages across the facility. It also means the quality of the beverage can be affected by the jostling.


Pepsi called in specialist Eddie Bolton and his company, Mid-South Concrete Leveling, Milan, TN, to help save “The Choice of a New Generation” for the millions served by the plant.

“They initially thought the concrete slabs needed lifting, which takes a good deal of time and much more work and product,” says Bolton. “But when we got there we found we could do what is called joint stabilization and not have to level the entire slabs.” [Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release. [/Editor]


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Project Related

URETEK ICR restores concrete, but your golf game?!?!

Leaky Pipe Causes Soggy Fairway

Sometimes you need a geotechnical pro more than a golf pro to improve your game.

As a golfer, mechanics are a vital part of how you play the game… however, soggy course conditions can affect your game just as much as your golf pro. Click through to see how URETEK alleviated soggy fairway conditions at a premiere course in Texas.


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Geologic Hazards

City of Venice still sinking, study says

Most previous studies have indicated that the ground subsidence has stabilized under the famous City of Venice, Italy. However a recent study published in March indicates this may not be the case. The researchers used […]

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Standards and Codes

Geoengineering ASTM Updates for May, 2012

American Society of Testing Materials Logo - ASTMGeotechnical engineers, geotechnical lab managers, CQA service managers and others utilize ASTM standards on a daily basis.  Here at, we monitor the periodic updates from ASTM and summarize changes to relevant standards that may be of interest to geoprofessionals.  Click through for a list of revised and reapproved standards from May of 2012.