Retaining wall collapse in Istanbul
Failures

Video: Retaining Wall Collapse in Istanbul

Back in July of 2018 bystanders recorded video of the failure of a combination retaining wall and braced excavation that undermined an apartment building, eventually causing its collapse as well.  The incident was in the Beyoglu […]


Dinosaurs vs Volcano - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom; © Universal Pictures, Fair Use
Miscellaneous

Top Geology-Related Stories Of 2018

One of my favorite geology bloggers is David Bressan, a regular contributor to Forbes.com.  He collated his favorite geology-related stories of 2018 recently, and there is some great stuff in there. Here is a small […]


Geoparameters determined from CPT Testing
Available Resources

CPT Geotechnical Design Manual from Minnesota DOT

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has released a report on how to utilize cone penetration testing (CPT) for a variety of geotechnical analysis and design tasks. These tasks, which are applicable both to state highways […]