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  • Marshall Miller & Associates, Inc. expanding geotechnical services with new hires

    Marshall Miller & Associates, Inc., (MM&A) is pleased to announce the addition of new employees in its Raleigh, North Carolina branch office.Mr. William (Bill) Almes, P.E., joins MM&A as Senior Engineer and Director of Geotechnical Services and will be based out of MM&A’s Raleigh, North Carolina office. Mr. Almes founded Almes & Associates’ North Carolina office in 1996 after ...


  • Public release of SVOffice 2009 - Next generation geotechnical software

    SoilVision Systems Ltd. has implemented significant technical upgrades with the release of SVOFFICE 2009™. The improvements can generally be characterized as improvements to the finite element packages as well as the integration of the new SVSLOPE® slope stability software into the suite of geotechnical tools. The SVSLOPE software represents a new paradigm of solving slope stability models with ...


    By SoilVision Systems Ltd.

  • GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. conducts geotechnical offshore investigation for Block Island Wind Farm; Five Wind Turbine Farm - First of its Kind in the Nation

    Proud to announce its participation in the Block Island Wind Farm project. GZA would like to congratulate its client, Deepwater Wind, for achieving the milestone “steel in the water” on Monday, July 27, 2015, and for becoming the first US offshore wind farm to start offshore construction.  When completed, the Block Island Wind Farm will consist of five wind turbines within Rhode ...


    By GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

  • MACTEC Providing Geotechnical, Environmental Services for Westside Subway Extension Heavy Rail Line and Regional Connector Light Rail Line Projects

    MACTEC has been retained as a member of PB Americas team on the Westside Subway Extension project and a member of AECOM/PB Americas team on the Regional Connector Project for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Allen Kibler, President of MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc., ( ...


  • Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Partners With URS and RIZZO to Provide Seismic, Flood, External Hazard Evaluation & PRA Services

    Curtiss-Wright Flow Control's business unit, Scientech, has reached an agreement with URS Corporation and with Paul C. Rizzo Associates, Inc. (RIZZO) to jointly provide seismic, flooding, other external hazard evaluation and Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) Services to the US commercial nuclear power market. These world-class organizations are working together to provide utilities with quality ...


    By Scientech, Inc.

  • ASTM D6066 - 11 Standard Practice for Determining the Normalized Penetration Resistance of Sands for Evaluation of Liquefaction Potential

    Normalization of penetration resistance data is a frequently used method to evaluate the liquefaction susceptibility of sands. A large case history database from many countries has been accumulated to estimate instability of saturated sands during earthquakes (1,2,3,4). This test is used extensively for a great variety of geotechnical exploration programs where ...


    By ASTM International

  • Waterways & Flood Control Expert, Dr. –Ing Michael Heibaum appointed as 2012 – 2013 Mercer Lecturer

    The Mercer Lecture selection committee, chaired by Professor Fumio Tatsuoka, has announced that Dr.-Ing. Michael Heibaum has been appointed as the next lecturer for the 2012 – 2013 Mercer Lecture Series. He will be delivering his presentation on the subject of “Geosynthetics for Waterways and Flood Protection Structures - Controlling the Interaction of Water and Soil”. The ...


    By Tensar International

  • WA – Landau Associates Announces New Staff

    Landau Associates is pleased to announce the addition of Tena Seeds, P.E. as Project Engineer, Jayne Bloomberg as Executive Assistant, and Tonia King as Receptionist in Edmonds, WA. Landau Associates also welcomes Heather Easterly as Assistant Geologist in the Portland office. Tena brings to Landau Associates over eight years of experience including environmental site assessments, soil and ...


    By Landau Associates

  • Colsen ISO certified

    Mid 2012 Colsen was able to certify her entire organization according to the NEN-EN-ISO-9001-2008 standard. This means that all of the following activities reside under this quality regime: permit application in the area of environmental & rural planning and waste water discharge; technology development in the area of water treatment, digestion, biological desulphurization, upgrading of ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • Following Earthquakes

    Brady Cox, Ph.D., P.E., a member of ASTM International Committee D18 on Soil and Rock, is just 35 years old, but his career path has already taken him to some fascinating places: Turkey. New Zealand. Peru. And, most recently, to the White House. Cox, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental ...


    By ASTM International

  • Jerry Ninteman, P.E., named Landau Associates’ Director of Environmental Services

    Landau Associates is pleased to announce that Jerry Ninteman, P.E. has been named Director of Environmental Services at the Edmonds-based environmental and geotechnical engineering firm. Mr. Ninteman is a principal engineer with more than 20 years of experience in the environmental remediation and stormwater management industry with particular expertise in the management of projects involving ...


    By Landau Associates

  • ASTM Technical Journals

    Whether a paper addresses epoxy resin or self-consolidating concrete, unsaturated soils or ballistics, it can find an outlet in one of ASTM International’s four technical journals; the journals detail original research and work in testing and evaluation, materials performance, and geotechnical and civil engineering. The ASTM journals range from the well-established Journal of Testing and ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM Technical Journals

    Whether a paper addresses epoxy resin or self-consolidating concrete, unsaturated soils or ballistics, it can find an outlet in one of ASTM International’s four technical journals; the journals detail original research and work in testing and evaluation, materials performance, and geotechnical and civil engineering. The ASTM journals range from the well-established Journal of Testing and ...


    By ASTM International

  • Golder associates acquires global mining consulting firm Marston and Marston Inc.

    Golder Associates has acquired the Marston group of companies, a full-service mining consultancy that specializes in mine planning and geologic services for open pit and underground coal, metals, oil sands, and industrial mineral mines. The acquisition boosts Golder's capabilities as a global leader in mining by expanding its mine planning and resource evaluation capabilities in energy minerals, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • GEI Enhances Contaminated Sediments Practice with Shoreline Work

    GEI Consultants, Inc.,one of the nation's leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms announced today the accelerated growth of its national Contaminated Sediments Practice. The company has strengthened its offerings both through acquisition and the hire of a number of senior experts and mid-level technical staff in waste engineering, marine ...


    By GEI Consultants, Inc.,

  • Online tool pinpoints sand for Florida beach restoration

    Florida claims to have launched the first-ever database in the country that identifies sand sources for beach restoration and nourishment projects. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, DEP, has compiled a comprehensive on-line tool for identifying suitable sand sources from Florida's coastal waters. 'With this new database, both the state and local beach managers will be better ...

  • NGWA offers short course on LNAPL volume, mobility and recoverability

    The National Ground Water Association is offering a one-day course on LNAPL volume, mobility and recoverability for recovery systems design on November 4 in Costa Mesa, California.The course will show how diverse information such as soil core analysis, product bail-down tests, historical fluid levels, and recovery system performance can be integrated into an LNAPL Conceptual Site Model (LCSM) ...

  • ASTM D806 - 11 Standard Test Method for Cement Content of Hardened Soil-Cement Mixtures

    This test method determines cement content in mixtures of cement with soil or aggregate by chemical analysis. It was developed primarily for testing samples for which a significant degree of cement hydration or hardening has taken place. Test Methods D 2901 or D 5982 may be used for determining cement content of freshly mixed soil-cement ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D4511 - 11 Standard Test Method for Hydraulic Conductivity of Essentially Saturated Peat

    Values of hydraulic conductivity determined by this test method may be useful in making rough preliminary estimates of the initial rates of drainage and compression of peat deposits when the only effective stress increase on the deposit is that resulting from a moderate, gradual lowering of the water table. ...


    By ASTM International

  • Water Storage Dam Planned for Columbia River Basin

    YAKIMA, Washington (ENS) - The best location for a new water storage dam and reservoir in the Columbia River basin is Lower Crab Creek in Grant County, a newly completed assessment by federal and state agencies has concluded. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Washington state Department of Ecology are seeking a location where water can be stored to augment irrigation ...

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