Project Related

Giant Tunnel Boring Machines reports that two of the world’s largest slurry boring machines have begun digging 9-km long tunnels under they Yangtze River in China. The TBM pictured is over 15-m in diameter. (Photo Credit: Bouygues S.A.)


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Geologic Hazards

Helens, Rainier are tops among most dangerous U.S. volcanoes

The Yakima Herald Republic has an interesting article on volcanic hazards of Mt. Rainier. Apparently the USGS has plans to increase monitoring with additional seismographs, GPS units, and some kind of laser surveying targets. Read on for a link to the article.


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Software Updates

MSEW 3.0 – Update 7

ADAMA Engineering Inc. has released Update 7 for MSEW 3.0 yesterday. MSEW is an MSE wall design software that can perform retaining wall analysis using procedures from AASHTO or NCMA (National Concrete Masonry Association) in […]


2005 Emergency Sinkhole Repair in Detroit Area

I recently came upon a link to an interesting emergency project in the Detroit Area. A 245′ by 130′ sinkhole opened up in August of 2004 as a result of the failure of an 11-ft diameter sewer sewer main located an amazing 60-ft below the ground surface! The remediation involved some very interesting geotechnical issues.