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Eleven missing, 14 injured in Indonesia landslideFeb 22, 2018<p>Jakarta - Eleven people are missing and 14 have been injured following a landslide on Thursday that cascaded down the terraced slopes of a rice field on the Indonesian island of Java, officials said.</p>
Mining company working with environmentalists to clean up old mining sitesFeb 20, 2018<p>Calgary-based mining company Margaux Resources has announced a plan to clean up old tailings sites by using new mining technologies to extract the remaining minerals.</p> <p>Margaux has partnered with the Salmo Watershed Sreamkeepers Society — a non-profit ...
Lyon–Torino base tunnel contracts awardedFeb 15, 2018<p>Franco-Italian base tunnel promoter Tunnel Euralpin Lyon-Turin has awarded three project management contracts totalling €90m to oversee civil engineering work on the French side of the border, accounting for around 80% of the 57.5 km tunnel.</p> <p>Announcing ...
Cars swallowed up and houses evacuated after massive landslide in Rome metro constructionFeb 15, 2018<p>Several cars were swallowed up and dozens of people were evacuated when a construction site apparently collapsed.<br /><br />At least six cars fell into the 30ft hole in Rome when the ground collapsed beneath them at around 5.30pm.<br /><br />The collapse ...
New Acland Coal mine expansion given second chance by Queensland GovernmentFeb 13, 2018<p>Queensland's Environment Department has thrown embattled miner New Acland Coal a lifeline, despite its historic loss in the Land Court last year.</p> <p>The court recommended against the coal mine's expansion into agricultural land on Queensland's Darling ...
New vertical forest to be built in EindhovenFeb 12, 2018<p>The Dutch city of Eindhoven will play host to new apartments designed to provide a model for sustainable residential buildings.</p> <p>The Trudo Vertical Forest Tower will be a 75-meter high skyscraper, which will include space for 125 trees, and 5,200 ...
'It was like an explosion': Western France shaken by 4.8 magnitude earthquakeFeb 12, 2018<p>Residents in western France were given a fairly rude awakening at 4am on Monday morning when they were shaken from their sleep by an earthquake measuring 4.8 magnitude.</p> <p>The epicentre of the tremor, which didn't cause any injuries or fatalities, was ...
Tape Extensometers - Model 1610
Added on Oct 29, 2012 in Equipment
Added on Oct 16, 2012 in Software
ENGINEERING AND DESIGN OF I-WALLS (2011)
<p>This EC provides guidance on the design of I-walls used as flood barriers on either coastal or inland flood risk management systems. This EC will be updated periodically as more information becomes available to incorporate results of additional physical ...
Added on Sep 08, 2012 in Publications
Research Update on Geomembranes at Tailings Storage Facilities
This is a guest post by Sahar Pakzad, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. Professor Kerry Rowe and Klohn Crippen Berger (KCB) alumnus Alan Chou of the GeoEngineering Centre at Queen’s University recently presented an update to KCB staff on the use of geomembranes at tailings storage facilities (TSFs). This update is a result … Continue reading Research Update on Geomembranes at Tailings Storage Facilities
Sep 06, 2017
New era in site investigation data access
Our industry is a bit behind when it comes to new technologies, maybe it is because the scientific progress is moving slowly or not even significantly changing with time. For instance, we’re all still using Terzaghi’s early 1940’s one dimensional consolidation theory or the SPT to conduct our soil investigation. SPT was standardized between 1920 … Continue reading New era in site investigation data access
Jun 19, 2017