The Geosynthetic Institute has released a white paper examining ‘U.S. State Environmental Agency Status with Respect To Reviewing and Permitting Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Landfill Berms’. The use of MSE Walls to buttress landfill berms […]
The FHWA is partnering with a virtual who’s-who of geotechnical engineers and contractors specializing in drilled shafts and grouting to perform a research project on post-grouting (aka base-grouting or tip-grouting) of drilled shafts. More details […]
MOUNT AIRY, NC—In-ground parking garages in Dallas, TX experience the same thing: erosion of the soil beneath them, and silt infiltration that overwhelms and clogs the drainage system, thus causing more and worse erosion. The keys are catching it early enough, and choosing the right solution to keep it from happening again.
The three-story, in-ground parking garage at McKinney Ave. and Worthington St., the main thoroughfare of the Dallas’ “Uptown” area and home to some of the poshest apartments, business addresses, shopping, hotels, restaurants and bars, had silt and water infiltration, so the owners called in Edens Structural Solutions, Bixby, OK, with 30 years experience of structural lifting and repair. David Edens, company president, says they studied the problem and decided on geotechnical polyurethane foam. “Our solution was to use void-filling TerraThane geotech foam. It’s simple to apply, expands and cures in place, and is an excellent water and air barrier,” says Edens.
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California Governor Jerry Brown announced this summer that the state will move forward with plans for two multi-billion dollar water supply tunnels. Twin 56-km long (35 miles) tunnels will be constructed to convey water from […]
So, you’ve landed a job as a Geotechnical Engineer. What now? We all know that before performing any site investigation it is prudent to gather as much information that you can about the project site. There are so many resources out there that can help us get an idea of what the subsurface conditions are so that we can select the appropriate subsurface exploration techniques.
Below is a list of extremely useful sites that can help you gain some indication as to what the subsurface conditions are before planning the subsurface exploration program.
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It was a hectic summer it seems, less time for blogging than I would have liked. So here are some interesting geo-news items I didn’t have time to blog about. Geotechnical investigation for Flower Creek […]
Geotechnical consulting firm Shannon and Wilson based in Seattle, Washington was involved in the foundation engineering for a 360 ton sculpture by Michael Heizer at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The giant […]
I’ve collected a list of new, updated and otherwise updated ASTM standards that pertain to geotechnical engineering, construction and materials testing and laboratory testing of soil, rock, geosynthetics and related fields. This month’s updates contains a new standard for measuring hydraulic conductivity of recycled tire-derived aggregate, updates to leak detection standards and more. Click through for the list of updates to ASTM standards you can’t afford to ignore in your practice.
Keynetix are pleased to announce that as a result of the recent success of the KeyLAB program, Peter Keeton has joined Keynetix to further strengthen the KeyLAB team. Peter has over 40 years of experience working in and managing geotechnical laboratories for Soil Mechanics and has been an influential member of the CEN European standards working group on geotechnical testing. [Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release from Keynetix. [/Editor]