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Shaping Urban Landscapes: The Critical Role of Microclimate Science in Modern Civil Engineering

In the dynamic world of civil engineering, the intersection of urban planning and environmental science has become increasingly significant. At the forefront of this critical development is the innov...

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Revolutionizing the Water Industry: The Impact of 3D Concrete Printing

In an ambitious leap forward, United Utilities, a major water company in North-West England, has partnered with tech innovators ChangeMaker 3D, Manchester Metropolitan University, and Scottish Water...

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Largest Dam Safety Project in USACE History. Tackling the problem of ageing dams.

At the end of 2023, contractors from ten construction and engineering firms gathered at the Garrison Dam in North Dakota for an industry day hosted by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). This eve...

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Part of Wyoming Highway Collapses in Landslide, Disrupting Key Transit Route

A large section of the twisting mountain pass road in Wyoming collapsed recently, leaving a gaping chasm in the highway and severing a vital commuter link between small towns in eastern Idaho and Jac...

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Kingsferry Bridge Closure for 'Urgent' Network Rail Repairs to Begin

The Kingsferry Bridge, an essential structure connecting the Isle of Sheppey with the mainland, is set for closure to facilitate urgent repairs by Network Rail. Built in 1960 by British Rail, this 64...

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The Soil Nail Launcher™: An Advanced Soil Nailing Technology

Originally developed by the British military to launch chemical weapons, the Soil Nail Launcher™ is a compressed air cannon that can accelerate a 1.5 inch (38mm) diameter, 20 foot (6.5m) long steel o...

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Thames Water Accelerates Plans to Secure South East's Future Water Supply

Today marks a significant step in securing the future water supply for the South East as Thames Water launches a public consultation on a new reservoir near Abingdon, Oxfordshire. This ambitious proj...

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Wood Floor Truss Collapse: A Comprehensive Case Study

The Incident On October 20, 2018, a tragic event occurred at The Woodlands at Clemson. The clubhouse floor collapsed early on a Sunday morning, during an annual homecoming weekend party, resulting in...

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Paving the Way for the UK’s Largest Open-Die Forge

Sheffield Forgemasters has reached a significant milestone in its ambitious project to establish the UK’s largest open-die forge, a marvel for the civil engineering world. Following a comprehensive d...

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Pioneering Sustainability: The World’s First Fully Electric Large Foundation Rig

The F4800E, developed by Hydrauvision and Fundex Equipment, represents a groundbreaking advancement in civil engineering. This fully electric large foundation rig is based on the robust design of the...

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Historic Bridge Abutment Repair

Historic bridges are common in many regions of North America, and local and national governments strive to preserve them for centuries to come. As the years take their toll, these bridges require mai...

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Calf Robe Bridge Abutment

The Calf Robe Bridge in Calgary, Alberta, situated along the vital corridor of Highway 2 (Deerfoot Trail), faced a critical challenge during the upgrade of the adjacent Wastewater Treatment Plant (WW...

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Sandlake Road partially reopens to one lane

Four months after heavy Oregon rains washed out a coastal road, Sandlake Road has finally reopened to one lane, marking a significant milestone in the recovery process. However, the journey towards r...

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Royal View Drive Stabilization Project

GeoStabilization International, in partnership with the City of Kelowna, undertook a significant endeavor to address the instability plaguing the historic Knox Mountain landslide area. Nestled in the...

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Rockfall prevention project at Bozeman, MT

The USFS feared that a catastrophic failure of the upper mantle’s colluvium at Hyalite Canyon Road near Bozeman, Montana, could conceivably deposit thousands of cubic yards of material into Hyalite C...

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Bluff stabilization project with soil nail technology

Failing bluffs, shoreline erosion, landslides, and other geohazards can dangerously threaten transportation and require a rapid emergency response for public safety and to minimize the impact on the...

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Rockfall Mitigation Project in West Virginia

The highly traveled US 340 in West Virginia is back open after a much-needed safety upgrade. Led by Access Limited , a leading rockfall mitigation firm, and Triton Construction Inc., a top Heavy/High...

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GeoStabilization International® Earns ENR Best of the Best Award

GeoStabilization International wins the 2023 Best of the Best Award in Specialty Construction from Engineering News-Record (ENR) for innovative stabilization work at a Maryland quarry. The company wa...

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Unveiling Access Limited: Redefining the Boundaries of Geohazard Mitigation Industry Powerhouses' Partner for Expanded Capabilities, Enhanced Technology and Increased Support Across North Ame

OCEANO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / March 5, 2024 / With a new operating model, an updated brand, and a combined drive to increase protection against geohazards, Access Limited Construction is announcing the l...

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Best Project Specialty Construction: Martin Marietta Texas Quarry Highwall Stabilization

This innovative project, by GeoStabilization International, required stabilizing two areas of a quarry that were experiencing frequent rockfalls and that posed a risk to critical infrastructure under...

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GeoStabilization International Boosts Productivity, Efficiency and Safety In Railway Repair

EIN Presswire Sep 28, 2023, 1:03 PM ET Enhancements to the RailJET Subgrade Stabilization System minimize repair and maintenance downtime, keeping trains on schedule. COMMERCE CITY, COLORADO, UNITED...

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Earn Credentials in Sustainable Waterfront Design

You are invited to earn your WEDG Associate credential. An urban planner in Singapore, a chief sustainability officer in San Diego, port engineers in Miami, Los Angeles, and Seattle, and real estate...

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Guinness World Record for Vietnam's new glass bridge

Suspended approximately 492 feet above ground and measuring 2,073 feet in length, the glass bridge was a joint collaboration between local tourism authorities and a French construction company to rev...

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The history of the Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937, and has since been standing as a landmark synonym to the city of San Fransisco. It was constructed between 1933 and 1937 in the Bay Area, and...

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Calculation example - Find the bearing of an apparent dip (two symmetrical to full dip directions), given the rate and direction of full dip

Given the rate and direction of full dip of a plane or seam, find the bearing of an apparent dip. Two directions noted, in which a given apparent dip occurs. Known values: Full dip direction = α...

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Calculation example - Find path gradients in different directions, given the rate and direction of full dip

Given the rate and direction of full dip of a plane or seam, find path gradients in three different directions, (a) due N, (b) N 75o E, (c) due E. Known values: Full dip direction = N 30o E Full...

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Calculation example - Find the apparent dip of a plane or seam in any direction

Given the rate and direction of full dip of a plane or seam, find the apparent dip in any other direction. Known values: Horizontal length along full dip direction = x Full dip rate = 1 in x Sol...

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Calculation example - Find the rate of full dip of a plane or seam, given its direction and the rate and direction of an apparent dip

Given the direction of full dip and the rate and direction of an apparent dip of a plane or seam, find the rate of full dip. Known values: Full dip direction = α Apparent dip direction = &b...

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Calculation example - Seam true thickness and gradient calculation

A vertical borehole passes through a seam with a known dip at 43o. If the apparent thickness of the seam as shown by the borehole core is 2m, calculate: (a) the true thickness of the seam and (b) the...

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Calculation example - Find the coordinates of the intersection of two lines

Calculate the coordinates of the intersection of two lines given the coordinates of four stations. Known values: Coordinates A (EA, NA), B (EB, NB), C (EC, NC), D (ED, ND) i.e. A  &nbs...