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Watch: The destruction after N3 bridge collapse leaves drivers in hospital [video]Aug 11, 2017<p>Wednesday saw the shocking collapse of a pedestrian bridge along the N3 Geldenhuys Interchange. Five people were injured, including a 7-year-old child. The mother of the child is in a medically induced coma.<br /><br />Aerial video has now emerged showing ...
Failure to meet dust-monitoring obligations may close four Queensland coal mines, Minister saysAug 11, 2017<p>Four Queensland underground coal mines risk closure after allegedly failing to meet their dust-monitoring obligations, Mines Minister Anthony Lynham has told State Parliament.<br /><br />The mines are Glencore's Oaky North and Oaky No.1 at Tieri, and Anglo's ...
Elon Musk's Boring Company Just Hit the Boring PartAug 11, 2017<p>It sounds like the plot of a James Bond movie: A charismatic billionaire wants to build a network of high tech tunnels beneath America's cities and slay an enemy in the process. But this isn't a summer blockbuster. It's Elon Musk's latest Big Idea. In addition ...
India’s women geologists are rocking itAug 10, 2017<p>A hammer and compass in hand, India’s women geologists are literally rocking it. Notwithstanding the dangers of remote environments, encounters with wild animals, limited access to toilets and the occasional “detention” by left-wing extremists ...
Robbins Double-Shield to Tackle Nepal’s First TBM ProjectAug 10, 2017<p>Nepal will welcome its first TBM ever this summer, a 5.06 m (16.6 ft) diameter Double Shield machine for the Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project (BBDMP). The Robbins TBM underwent its Factory Acceptance Testing in July 2017 and is currently being ...
Alaska’s tiny Bogoslof volcano erupts again, sending an ash cloud miles above the AleutiansAug 08, 2017<p>Alaska's tiny Bogoslof volcano erupted again Monday morning, sending an ash cloud about 6 miles into the sky.<br><br>The "significant explosive eruption" started around 10 a.m. on the remote island in the Bering Sea, northwest of Unalaska Island, and continued ...
Updates from the Karrat Fjord landslide in GreenlandAug 08, 2017<p>In the aftermath of the tsunamigenic landslide in Greenland, which is now widely known as the Karrat Fjord landslide, a number of groups have been working on an analysis of the event. The NSF Rapid Team led by Hermann Fritz have some amazing 3D models online ...
LH 307 Underground Loader
Added on Dec 07, 2012 in Equipment
Added on Oct 02, 2012 in Software
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
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
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