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Standards and Codes

ASTM Updates August 2010

American Society of Testing Materials Logo - ASTMThe folks at the ASTM Committee on Concrete and Concrete Aggregate have been very busy recently.  The past month has seen a whole slew of new and revised standards on concrete sampling and testing.  Be sure to check it out if you are in the CQA biz.


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Weekend CUP for August 15, 2010

Eco-friendly transit station a failure, officials say – Source: ASCE SmartBrief The CAD App – Source: Constructech magazine via AGC SmartBrief A company in my neck of the woods, Scottsdale, Arizona, has a software package […]

Mount Hood, Oregon, as seen from Lost Lake. United States Geological Survey photo taken in 1985 by Lyn Topinka.
Weekend CUP

Weekend CUP August 9, 2010

Protocols for Geologic Hazards Response by the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory – Source: USGS 40 stranded by Leadville-area mudslides – Source: KWGN via USGS Landslide Events 12 Rules for Making Better Spreadsheets – Source: Most […]


On vacation…

I’m headed for a little vacation with the family, so no updates for the next week or so. When I get back, don’t miss a review of the first geotechnical iPhone/iPad app, a revamped Facebook […]

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Weekend CUP

Weekend CUP for April 20, 2010

New images of the Attabad landslide – Dave’s Landslide Blog Southern California Quake Damaged Treatment and Storage Infrastructure – ENR: Engineering News Record Eyewitness Account of Chile Devastation in COPRI Blog – ASCE Team in […]

Peacekeeping - MINUSTAH
Geologic Hazards

Haiti Earthquake

Peacekeeping - MINUSTAH The magnitude 7.0 earthquake in the impoverished nation of Haiti has clearly had devastating consequences. I don’t know what I can add in terms of useful information except perhaps to point interested readers to these additional sources of information. This is truly a heart-breaking situation. Click through for the links. (Photo by UNDP Global)


kdICON bridge, center pylon
Project Related

kcICON Drilled Shafts Completed

The drilled shaft foundations for the kcICON bridge over the Missouri River have been completed according to Dan Brown and Associates, LLC, the geotechnical engineers on the job. The 1700-ft long bridge conveys the I-29/35 […]