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13 die after massive landslide throws bus into abyss in Colombia (PHOTO, VIDEO)Jan 22, 2018<p>At least 13 people died when the bus they were traveling on was pushed by a landslide into a deep abyss off a highway in southwestern Colombia, authorities announced. Rescuers only managed to reach it the next day.</p> <p>About 5,000 cubic meters (176,000 ...
The big dig: how the high cost of land is forcing Hong Kong into cavernsJan 22, 2018<p>There is a particular bridge in Hong Kong that offers spectacular views: the mouth of a river on one side, and near-identical rows of white apartment blocks and mountains on the other.</p> <p>No matter where you look, though, you can’t escape the ...
Abu Dhabi to build world’s largest desalination plantJan 18, 2018<p>Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) plans to invest $1.2bn into the construction of the world’s largest water desalination plant. The plant will be located 45km north of Abu Dhabi and operations are expected to begin in October 2021, ...
‘Very Small Risk’ That 3-Story Home Will Fall as Crews Monitor Active Landslide in Malibu, Fire Official SaysJan 17, 2018<p>An actively moving landslide continued to threaten a three-story house nestled atop a hill in Malibu Wednesday evening, but Los Angeles County fire officials said the risk is "very small" that the home itself will fall into the canyon below.</p><p>Crews ...
Divers find 'amazing' underwater tunnel network that could unravel mysteries of Mayan civilisationJan 17, 2018<p>A team of divers have discovered what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet in eastern Mexico.</p> <p>By connecting two underwater caverns, the Gran Acuifero Maya (GAM) project identified the 216 mile (347km) cave after months of exploring ...
At least 10 killed in Colombia bridge collapseJan 16, 2018<div class="el__leafmedia el__leafmedia--sourced-paragraph"><p class="zn-body__paragraph speakable">At least ten people were killed Monday after a bridge collapsed near Bogota, Colombia, according to the country's Civil Defense authorities.</p><div class="zn-body__paragraph ...
Carillion crisis deepens amid scramble to save jobs after firm collapsesJan 16, 2018<p>Thousands of private sector workers at risk and 30,000 small firms owed money may lose out.</p> <p>Thousands of staff who worked for the collapsed construction firm Carillion inside private sector companies will have their wages stopped on Wednesday unless ...
DM-M3: Rotary blasthole drill rig - Large range
Added on Oct 09, 2012 in Equipment
Added on Oct 02, 2012 in Software
GEOGUIDE 7 - GUIDE TO SOIL NAIL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION (2008)
This Geoguide presents a recommended standard of good practice for the design, construction, monitoring and maintenance of soil-nailed systems in Hong Kong. The Geoguide summarizes the experience gained from the use of the soil nailing technique in Hong Kong ...
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