Work-life Balance
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EDITORIAL: Work/Life Balance

This editorial from well-known ASFE founder John Bachner struck a cord with me. He is passionate about geoprofessionals getting involved in their communities and giving back to the profession and sees that as one of […]

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Most Popular GeoPrac.net Content of 2012

Sorry for the delay, I found some problems with my script that generates these statistics.  Here are the most popular GeoPrac.net articles that were published during 2012.  I have pro-rated the total number of hits based on how long they have been published.  That might give a bit of an edge to articles published more recently, but the alternative would bias towards those articles published earlier in the year.  At any rate, enjoy!  P.S. – Sign up for the free GeoPrac.net monthly email newsletter in the next few days, and you’ll get the latest list of the top GeoPrac.net content of all time!

Top 100 Articles Published in 2012:

  1. DFI Announces the 2012 Outstanding Project Award Winner – The Route 9A Pedestrian Tunnel at the World Trade Center – Published Dec 10, 2012 (40.1 hits/day, 883 page impressions total)
  2. Sample Guide Specifications for Construction of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil-Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS) – Published Nov 21, 2012 (35.8 hits/day, 1,476 page impressions total)
  3. Troubled Eastern NC Riverfront Convention Center Gets Lifeline from Hayward Baker and TerraThane™ Geotech Foam by NCFI Polyurethanes – Published Oct 4, 2012 (28.7 hits/day, 2,559 page impressions total)
  4. Study: Port of Anchorage replacement vulnerable to liquefaction in earthquake – Published Dec 19, 2012 (28.0 hits/day, 370 page impressions total)
  5. New Subsea Robotic Geotechnical Site Investigation Company Formed – Published Aug 17, 2012 (27.0 hits/day, 3,704 page impressions total)
  6. Solid Foundation for Grain Storage – Published Dec 13, 2012 (26.9 hits/day, 508 page impressions total)
  7. Nicholson and SolData Working on Six of the Ten Largest Tunneling Projects in North America – Published May 1, 2012 (22.9 hits/day, 5,608 page impressions total)
  8. ASTM Updates for August 2012 – Published Sep 18, 2012 (21.2 hits/day, 2,232 page impressions total)
  9. Huge struts used to prop London excavation – Published Nov 25, 2012 (20.5 hits/day, 754 page impressions total)
  10. 180 Miles of California Levees Declared Ineligible for Federal Rebuild Funds – Published Oct 18, 2012 (20.1 hits/day, 1,511 page impressions total)

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RocTopple Beta version screenshot
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New Rock Toppling Software coming from Rockscience

Geological and geotechnical engineering software vendor Rockscience, makers of Dips, Swedge, Slide, Examine3D and other products is entering beta testing for their newest product, RocTopple to analyze the rock toppling failure mode. According to RockScience, […]

ESDATSchedulerMonitoring1
Press Releases

The new ESdat Scheduler. Using Environmental Data Software for managing multiple Monitoring Programs

ESDATSchedulerMonitoring1

The new ESdat Scheduler makes it quick and easy to manage multiple Monitoring Programs across one or many sites.
Managing multiple Monitoring Programs across one or many sites is about to become a whole lot easier for users of ESdat.

To ensure compliance with relevant environmental regulations and guidelines environmental professionals are often required to maintain multiple Monitoring Programs characterised by:

  • Competing deadlines and field staff schedules
  • Variable monitoring frequency
  • Varying locations
  • Variations in sample collection methodologies and analytes to test
  • Different environmental standards

[Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release from ESdat. [/Editor]

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Robert Bittner, 2013 DFI President
Press Releases

DFI Elects Board of Trustees, Robert Bittner Elected President of DFI

Robert Bittner, 2013 DFI President

Hawthorne, NJ (December 27, 2012): Elections for the Deep Foundations Institute 18-member Board of Trustees were held in advance of the 2012 Annual Conference and Members’ Meeting.

Incumbent trustees elected to additional terms include: James A. Morrison, manager, Kiewit Engineering; Rudolph P. Frizzi, P.E., GE, Senior Principal at Langan Engineering and Environmental Services; and Patrick Bermingham, CEO of Bermingham Foundation Solutions Inc., each elected for a fourth three-year term, and Matthew Janes, P.Eng., M.E.Sc., MBA, senior engineer at Isherwood; Arturo Ressi di Cervia, special projects executive at Kiewit and a Foundation and Geotechnical consultant; and James O. Johnson, executive vice president of Condon-Johnson & Associates, Inc., each elected for a second three-year term.

[Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release from DFI, including a list of the new DFI Executive Committee members. [/Editor]

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Patrick Bermingham, CEO of Bermingham Foundation Solutions, was awarded the Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovation in Design and Construction of Marine Foundations
Press Releases

DFI Presents Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovative Marine Foundations

Patrick Bermingham, CEO of Bermingham Foundation Solutions, was awarded the Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovation in Design and Construction of Marine Foundations

Hawthorne, NJ (December 27, 2012): Patrick Bermingham, CEO of Bermingham Foundation Solutions, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, was awarded the Ben C. Gerwick Award for Innovation in Design and Construction of Marine Foundations at a dinner in early December at the DFI Marine Foundation Seminar in Norfolk, Va. The annual award recognizes innovative excellence in the design and construction of marine foundations, and honors Ben C. Gerwick for his achievements during his 62-year career in the field of marine foundations. The award is sponsored by the Deep Foundation Institute Educational Trust, University of California Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Ben C. Gerwick Company.

[Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release from DFI. [/Editor]

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