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Miscellaneous

Dan Brown Profiled in DFI Magazine

The winter 2011 issue of the Deep Foundations Institute magazine profiles DBA founder Dan Brown, a very prominent figure in the geotechnical industry and one of the most well known experts in deep foundations. The […]

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Available Resources

Continuous-flight Auger Piles

National Driller Magazine has a nice overview article of Continuous-Flight Auger Piles that was featured in their Foundation Drilling Newsletter. It’s a decent overview for those unfamiliar with CFA Piles. This type of deep foundation […]

This is a schematic design of a proposed Tsunami Evacuation Building (TEB). Photo courtesy of Yumei Wang, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries.
Press Releases

Tsunami evacuation buildings: another way to save lives in the Pacific Northwest

This is a schematic design of a proposed Tsunami Evacuation Building (TEB). Photo courtesy of Yumei Wang, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. Boulder, CO, USA – Some time soon, a powerful earthquake will trigger a massive tsunami that will flood the Pacific Northwest, destroying homes and threatening the lives of tens of thousands of people, says Yumei Wang, a geotechnical engineer at the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries in Portland. [Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release. [/Editor]

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Standards and Codes

ASTM Standards November Update

American Society of Testing Materials Logo - ASTMNovember was a big month for updates to ASTM Standards…84 updates to be more specific. Several that caught my attention were D4546 One-Dimensional Swell or Settlement Potential, D7383 – Standard Test Methods for Axial Compressive Force Pulse (Rapid) Testing of Deep Foundations (a new standard), several standards that might affect shotcrete design and a large number of water testing standards. Read on for the list.

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