Geotechnical monitoring specialists, GroundProbe, have recently celebrated the relocation of their facilities and Geotechnical Support Service (GSS) center in Balikpapan, Indonesia. The center, which originally opened in 2012, provides 24/7 remote monitoring of radar and […]
The residential high-rise Millennium Tower in San Francisco has settled a total of 16 inches since opening, 2 inches deferentially. A spokesman for the tower owner blames the settlement on the excavation next door for the Transbay Transit Center, a $2.4 billion dollar project being constructed 60 feet underground.
However, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (Transbay) hired geotechnical firm Arup in 2010. Their initial report indicated that the tower had already settled 10 inches by the time excavation began for the Transit center. Arup seems to have been tasked with design, installation, and perhaps monitoring of a geotechnical monitoring program, some information on the scope is available in a 2012 presentation given by Arup available on the Transbay website.
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Hexagon Geosystems is offereing an inexpensive short course on geotechnical monitoring in Denver in on July 21. Time is short, but it’s not too late to register. July 21 2016 – Hexagon Geosystems – Denver, […]
This is a great video from WSDOT visualizing all of the geotechnical instrumentation and survey monitoring being done in Downtown Seattle above the Bertha TBM for the Alaska Way Viaduct Replacement project. Soldata is the […]
Over 200 buildings will receive some form of geotechnical and geostructural monitoring around the Highway 99 tunnel in Seattle, better known as the tunnel that will replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct. A Seattle Times article […]