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Press Releases

Hayward Baker Promotes Gary Taylor

Gary Taylor, L.G., L.E.G. has been promoted to vice president of Hayward Baker’s Santa Paula office in California. He has also been names as a member of the company’s Executive Committee.

Odenton, MD (PRWEB) May 08, 2012

Hayward Baker Inc., North America’s leader in geotechnical construction, announces the promotion of Gary Taylor, L.G., L.E.G. to vice president of the company’s Santa Paula office in California.

Mr. Taylor has also been named the leader of Hayward Baker’s Western Region Special Projects team, where he directs a team of engineers in the design and estimating of various ground modification projects in the western states and Canadian provinces. In addition, he has also been named a member of Hayward Baker’s Executive Committee. [Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release. [/Editor]


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Most Popular Content of 2010

I can’t believe it’s that time of year again.  Here are the top 100 geotechnical engineering, geological engineering, engineering geology and geoconstruction  articles posted in 2010!  As I have mentioned before, I don’t like to rank based purely on the number of hits since it biases content that has been published for longer.  Instead, I normalize to hits per day.  As a bonus, I threw in the top 100 of all time based purely on hits.  Without further ado…


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Geologic Hazards

Landslides in China – Sichuan and Guangxi

In Sichuan Province, China, they were still in the recovery process from the devastating 2008 earthquake when a series of landslides, rockfall, mudslides and flooding has hit the region. Dave’s Landslide Blog has excellent coverage as usual on the slide pictured here, which blocked a major road, hindering rescue efforts. (Photo Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

A remarkable video of the aftermath of a bridge destroyed by one of these rockfall / landslide events is shown below. The destruction is pretty profound. (Via

Also on Dave’s blog, a landslide in Guangxi caused a train to derail, killing 4 people and injuring 50. My heart truly goes out to the people of those portions of China, particularly in Sichuan as they have been through so much.