The Galveston Coastal Services Joint Venture was recently awarded the design of a 26.7-mile long segment of levee and floodwall system along the Texas coast near Galveston. The overall project is slated to last 8 […]
The Army Corps of Engineers announced last month that 17 levee systems in central California totaling 180 miles will be inelligible for federal rehabilitation assistance in the event they are damaged in a flood. This […]
ROGERS, Ark. — Construction of a “grout curtain” through Beaver Dam Dike 3 began this week to correct the dike’s chronic seepage problem. The work will be performed by GeoPrac.net sponsor Nicholson Construction company under […]
Complete plans have not been released yet, but an environmental impact document outlines general plans for stabilization of the 17th Street Canal in New Orleans using Deep Soil Mixing techniques. Portions of the London Avenue […]
The Corps is proposing to use the fly ash as part of a lime slurry mixture for some kind of grouting to stabilize the levees according to the article. Environmentalists are concerned about the potential […]
A temporary micropile underpinning foundation system was used to support the abutments of the US 69 bridge over the Kansas River near Kansas City, KS while repairs to the abutment bearing devices were performed. This post is based on my notes from the presentation titled “Emergency Micropile Underpining of the U.S. 69 Truss – Kansas River Bridge” by Jim Brennan, Assistant [State?] Geotechnical Engineer with KDOT. It was the first presentation of the 34th Southwest Geotechnical Engineers Conference in Phoenix this week. Read on for more.
A forthcoming draft study by the Army Corps of Engineers will hopefully shed light on an ongoing problem of stream bed degradation along the Missouri River. Portions of the river in Kansas City have dropped […]