GeoStabilization international helped Colorado DOT get highway 145 reopened after two massive rocks rolled down the slope cutting an 8 foot trench across both lanes. GSI had a team of scalers helicoptered up to the source area and they brought down any remaining unstable rocks all the way down the runout path of the boulders.
The investigation is underway to determine the cause of last week’s fatal landslide along an Italian Rail line that resulted in the death of 9 and another 30 more people injured. Although the volume of […]
The Colorado Geologic Survey has a very comprehensive overview of the geologic hazard of rockfall in all its many forms in their latest issue of RockTalk newsletter. The entire 24-page newsletter is devoted to various aspects of the problem, mitigation options and case studies all with excellent photos. I highly recommend that you check it out. Click through for the link. (Photo by CGS)
Rockfall netting and dowels were installed at Scotland’s Edinburgh Castle in an effort to reduce risk to tourists, road and rail traffic from loose basalt rocks that form the foundation of this iconic landmark. More […]