A geotechnical 'monument' - An 11-foot diameter limestone rock core excavated for the I-70 crossing of the Mississippi River. David Graham of Dan Brown and Associates is pictured visiting the monument.

‘Geotechnical Monument’ in St. Louis

An 11-foot diameter limestone core has become a ‘geotechnical monument’ of sorts according to the good folks at Dan Brown and Associates. DBA was the geotechnical designer for a new bridge carrying I-70 over the […]

Four 150-tonne working load capacity Groundforce MP150 struts brace the sheet pile and secant pile retaining walls for a basement excavation in West London
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Huge struts used to prop London excavation

Groundforce supplied ten hydraulic struts to support the excavation at a commercial development known as Merchant Square in West London. Six of the struts were the monsters pictured, 500 tonne (1,100 kip) capacity, 49 m […]

Geotechnical contractor Moretrench helped with emergency pumping and dewatering efforts in New York City after super storm Sandy
Geologic Hazards

Mortrench pitches in to pump out after Sandy

Geotechnical contractor Moretrench (also a valued GeoPrac sponsor) was heavily involved in emergency pumping and dewatering efforts in New York City in the aftermath of super storm Sandy. Every piece of pumping equipment they had […]

GRS-IBS Guide Specifications
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Sample Guide Specifications for Construction of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil-Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS)

This guide was issued to provide guidelines for construction of the geosynthetic reinforced soilintegrated bridge system (GRS-IBS). Refer to Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge System Interim Implementation Guide for GRS-IBS design and construction guidelines. This […]

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Comings and Goings

Geo-Institute announces 2013 Award Winners

The Geo-Institute of ASCE announced their 2013 award winners in their November 2012 E-Update newsletter.  They are: Stephen G. Wright, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE – H. Bolton Seed Medal John S. McCartney, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE– Arthur […]

Deep Excavation's Geotechnical Activity Index chart as of October 2012
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Geotechnical Activity Index

Deep Excavation, the makers of shoring design software, DeepXcav, are reporting on the Geotechnical Activity Index, that they describe as: The geotechnical activity index is a new index that reports on the geotechnical potential in […]