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Sri Lanka faces more landslide risks as death toll rises to 151May 29, 2017<p>Landslides and floods in Sri Lanka have killed at least 151 people and the country faces the risk of more mudslides as torrential rains continue, officials said on Sunday.</p><p>More than 100 people are still missing after the worst rains in the Indian ...
Latest landslide adds to ‘unprecedented’ damage along scenic Highway 1 in Big Sur areaMay 24, 2017<p>Some longtime residents of Big Sur figured nature hadn’t finished with them this year. Over the weekend, they were proved right.</p><p>With a loud boom and a cloud of dust, part of a mountainside slid into the Pacific Ocean on Saturday night, swallowing ...
New Jacobs JV for Saudi ArabiaMay 23, 2017<p>Saudi Aramco and Jacobs have agreed to set up a joint venture for social infrastructure projects across Saudi Arabia and the surrounding region.</p> <p>The new Saudi Arabia-based joint venture company will offer professional program and construction management ...
Cowi team picked for Bangladesh tunnel projectMay 23, 2017<p>Cowi has been awarded a contract to check the design and construction of a US$530m (£406m) tunnel in Bangladesh.</p> <p>It will be working with local consultancies and Australian partner SMEC.</p> <p>The Karnaphuli Tunnel will be 3.4km long and ...
Uttarakhand landslide: 179 tourists from Maharashtra still feared strandedMay 22, 2017<p>The thousands of pilgrims feared stranded due to a major landslide which took place on Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway on Friday near Vishnuprayag in Uttarakhand included 179 tourists from Maharashtra and the state government is working to ensure their ...
Uttarakhand: Thousands feared stranded after landslide near Badrinath routeMay 19, 2017<p>At least 15,000 tourists are feared stranded after a landslide near Vishnuprayag on the Badrinath route, according to reports in ANI. District Collector Ashish Joshi said that BRO (Border Roads Organisation) personnel are engaged in clearing the roads and ...
ICSMGE 2017 - 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, SeoulMay 19, 2017<p>Under the theme, “Unearth the Future, Connect Beyond”, the 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE 2017) will be held in Seoul, Korea from 17 to 21 September 2017. The conference will be hosted by ...
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Geotechnical Risk Management
In our first ever post in Geotechpedia’s blog we tried to answer the most common question among professionals in the Geotechnical engineering industry “Geotechnical Investigation data, always not enough?”. In the specific post, it has been mentioned that “some of us proudly state “I saved so much by reducing the geotechnical investigation” but all this … Continue reading Geotechnical Risk Management
May 25, 2017
Measuring Permeability and Fluid Storage in the Ground
This is a guest post by Mr. Ian Gray, Managing Director of Sigra Pty Ltd. Towards a technology for shallow testing in civil projects We have found that the equipment and methodology being employed for permeability testing in shallow wells to be, if not inadequate, at the very least misapplied. We propose a cross-disciplinary approach — involving … Continue reading Measuring Permeability and Fluid Storage in the Ground
Mar 03, 2017