FEMA Report: Summary of Existing Guidelines for Hydrologic Safety of Dams
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New FEMA Document on Hydrologic Dam Safety

FEMA has recently released a new document titled “Summary of Existing Guidelines for Hydrologic Safety of Dams”.  I was pleased to hear about this report from one of it’s co-authors, Amanda Hess of Gannett Fleming.  […]

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ASTM Updates for August 2012

American Society of Testing Materials Logo - ASTMI’ve collected a list of new, updated and otherwise updated ASTM standards that pertain to geotechnical engineering, construction and materials testing and laboratory testing of soil, rock, geosynthetics and related fields.  This month’s updates contains a new standard for measuring hydraulic conductivity of recycled tire-derived aggregate, updates to leak detection standards and more.  Click through for the list of updates to ASTM standards you can’t afford to ignore in your practice.

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ASTM Updates for June and July 2012

American Society of Testing Materials Logo - ASTMThis post contains a list of new, revised and otherwise updated ASTM standards that pertain to the geotechnical engineering, materials testing and related fields. The standards for the standard proctor and modified proctor tests have been revised.  There are a number of updated standards associated with cements and mortars, and curiously several standards that have been withdrawn with no replacements, including the standard for testing collapse susceptibility of soils, one pertaining to curing of concrete, and two for testing of soil-cement mixtures.  Click through to see the updates to the ASTM standards.

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Geoengineering ASTM Updates for May, 2012

American Society of Testing Materials Logo - ASTMGeotechnical engineers, geotechnical lab managers, CQA service managers and others utilize ASTM standards on a daily basis.  Here at GeoPrac.net, we monitor the periodic updates from ASTM and summarize changes to relevant standards that may be of interest to geoprofessionals.  Click through for a list of revised and reapproved standards from May of 2012.

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