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Press Releases

ASFE Inaugurates New President

James K. “Jim” Johnston, P.E., R.B.P. is the new president of ASFE/The Best People on Earth, a not-for-profit association of “earth-engineering” firms. Inaugurated at ceremonies during ASFE’s annual meeting in Hawaii, Mr. Johnston is the 37th individual to serve as ASFE’s president and board of directors chair.

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Geologic Hazards

Utah Considers Stricter Rules for Development in Landslide Prone Areas

The Utah Governer’s Geologic Hazards Working Group, which includes no one from the private sector, is considering some model legislation that can be adopted by cities and counties to make it more difficult for developers to build in landslide prone areas. Also, among other things, the group may recommend that Utah adopt stricter grading requirements based on the experiences of California. Read on for more info.

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Available Resources

GeoComp

Geocomp Corporation is a unique company in our field offering consulting services, lab services of extremely hi caliber, field services such as instrumentation and remote monitoring, and other testing services. Here is a portion of […]


Available Resources

ASTM Updates – 5/7/07

GeoPrac.net continues to try to keep everyone up to date on new changes to ASTM standards in soil, rock, construction and related areas. Read on for a list of newly approved standards as well as new work items. 

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Geologic Hazards

Machu Picchu at risk from Landslides

The world famous archaeological site, Machu Picchu in the Peruvian Andes Mountains may be at risk from landslides. A paper published by three Japanese researchers describes their field work and instrumentation of the site and their analyses. Read on for more info. (Photo by Jungle_Boy

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Government and Industry Officials Launch National Three-Digit “Call Before You Dig” Telephone Number

All Americans Urged to Use New FCC Designated Number to Prevent Injuries, Expenses and Penalties and Save Lives

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a press conference today on the National Mall, the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) joined with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters, the Federal Communications Commission, and representatives from national launch partners the Associated General Contractors of America, John Deere, The Travelers Companies, Inc., and Cox Communications, to ceremonially connect 811, the new national "Call Before You Dig" number.

 

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Regional

California Snow Pack Just 29% of Normal

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the California State Department of Water Resources indicates the Sierra snow pack is at just 29% of normal leading state officials to start pushing water conservation measures. According to […]

Software Updates

GeoStudio 2007 Released

As of May 1st, GEO-SLOPE International Ltd. has released GeoStudio 2007, a major update to their popular suite of geotechnical and geo-environmental modeling software. The suite included SLOPE/W, SEEP/W, SIGMA/W, QUAKE/W, TEMP/W, CTRAN/W, AIR/W and VADOSE/W. Read on for some of the new features.

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