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Italy earthquakes: Many feared dead in hotel buried by avalancheJan 19, 2017<p>Thirty people are missing after an avalanche buried a small hotel in the mountains of central Italy after a series of earthquakes, authorities say.</p> <p>Italian media said the avalanche covered the three-storey hotel in Abruzzo, an earthquake-hit zone ...
Italy earthquake: Rome schools and metro evacuated as four earthquakes strikeJan 18, 2017<p>Four earthquakes have struck Italy, shaking buildings in Rome and Florence just months after almost 300 people were killed in one of the worst disasters in living memory.</p> <p>Residents of the capital described their homes and offices shaking when the ...
Saudi govt could shelve $13.3bln in projects in 2017Jan 18, 2017<p>At least $13.3 billion of government projects are at risk of being cancelled in Saudi Arabia this year due to fiscal pressure and a realignment of government priorities, consultants Faithful+Gould said.</p> <p>The total value of project awards for 2017 ...
Hochtief to create BIM map of Germany's roadsJan 18, 2017<p>Hochtief subsidiary ViCon and its partners have won a German government contract to create a map of the country’s road network using building information modelling (BIM).</p> <p>Digital construction specialist ViCon will provide consultancy services ...
WATCH: Massive sinkhole in Northern CapeJan 17, 2017<p>A massive sinkhole has been spotted in the Northern Cape along the R31 between Daniëlskuil and Kuruman.</p><p>The sinkhole is on what appears to be a farm and near the road.</p><p>The road between Kuruman and Danielskuil has been closed due to the sinkhole.</p><p> ...
Tunnelling set to start for central Melbourne stationJan 17, 2017<p>Roadheaders are being prepared ready to be lowered into place for the start of tunnelling for a new underground station in central Melbourne, Australia.</p><p>Two streets in the central business district (CBD) were closed yesterday, and will remain so for ...
Boskalis wins €480m Oman port schemeJan 16, 2017<p>Royal Boskalis Westminster has received a letter of intent for the award of a €480m (£419m) contract for work at Duqm port in Oman.</p><p>The project involves the engineering, design, procurement and construction of a bulk liquid berth terminal. Boskalis ...
H-60 Hand Held Vane Tester
Added on Nov 19, 2012 in Equipment
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CONSTRUCTION OF COFFERDAM -A CASE STUDY (2014)
<p>This paper presents an overview of the present state of construction of cofferdam techniques with special emphasis and a brief on other techniques developed world over for mitigating hydraulic forces on the temporary structures. A cofferdam is a temporary ...
Added on Apr 09, 2014 in Publications
Estimated Earth Pressures on Cut and Cover Sidewalls
Proposal for estimated Earth Pressures on Cut and Cover Sidewall in rock cuts A common design issue many Geotechnical Engineers have come across in their career is the estimation of earth pressures on a Cut and Cover (C&C) sidewall located close to a rock cut. Usually, a C&C structure is designed and constructed close to … Continue reading Estimated Earth Pressures on Cut and Cover Sidewalls
Oct 06, 2016
Geotechpedia Online Survey Questionnaire Results
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Aug 29, 2016