A series of landslide events in Malaysia has forced the government to consider landslide seriously. The landslide at Bukit Lanjan on November 26, 2003 resulted in the closing of the NKVE toll expressway for 6 months. A substantial amount of money has to be spent on the repair of the slope and not to mention the revenue loss incurred by the expressway concessionaire and the difficulty faced by the road users. As a result of this event, the Government decided that a body must be established to oversee the management of slopes for the whole country. Slope Engineering Branch was instituted on February 2, 2004 after getting the consent from the Cabinet.
The blog of Harold W. Asmis, a retired geophysicist and engineer from the Ontario Power Generation Company. His career experience includes tunnel analysis, regional geologic mapping, and earthquake engineering in support of nuclear power plant […]
As I’ve reported previously, the State of Utah is in the process of adopting ordinances regulating the development of land that is susceptible to landslides and other geologic hazards. A new bill has been introduced in the Utah House that would give developers a recourse for appeal if they don’t like the decision of a local jurisdiction. More at the Salt Lake Tribune.