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Dams feeding City of Cape Town rise to nearly 38% fullJun 18, 2018<p>Umbrellas are back in demand in the Western Cape where recent rains have seen average dam levels in the province rise to above 30% for the first time in months.<br />The latest dam statistics released on Monday showed a healthy increase in both Cape Town’s ...
Magnitude 6.1 quake in Japan's Osaka area kills three, stops factoriesJun 18, 2018<p>A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, Japan’s second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday morning, killing three people, halting factory lines in a key industrial area and bursting water mains, government officials and broadcaster NHK said.</p><p>No tsunami ...
New Dover Bridge officially opens in MarylandJun 14, 2018<p>Gov. Larry Hogan joined state and local officials this week for the ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the new Dover Bridge along S.R. 331 over the Choptank River between Talbot and Caroline counties in Maryland.<br />Traffic on S.R. 331 had already ...
Kozhikode landslide kills four, leaves 10 missing; heavy rain destroys 270 homes in Kerala districtJun 14, 2018<p>Thiruvananthapuram: Four people, including three children, died and at least 10 others were reported missing after a landslide struck a remote village in Kozhikode district on Thursday, as heavy rainfall continued to batter northern Kerala.<br />With this, ...
3 Homes Likely Facing Demolition Following Millvale LandslideJun 12, 2018<p>MILLVALE (KDKA) – The crushing impact of the hillside is obvious in 37 and 33 Spring Street.</p> <p>From the air, the size of the slide is almost beyond belief as it progressively puts more and more pressure on the homes.</p> <p>Karl Cavanaugh is ...
Construction companies adjust to project concessions marketJun 11, 2018<p>The country’s biggest construction groups are positioning themselves ahead of the restructuring of the profitable market of project concession, concerning major roadworks and infrastructure such as highways and bridges.</p> <p>Recently GEK Terna set ...
Volcano WARNING: THESE volcanoes are most ‘OVERDUE’ for eruption and pose greatest threatJun 11, 2018<p>Volcanic eruptions are nearly impossible to predict, but scientists are able to estimate which volcanoes are more “overdue” than others based on their eruption history.<br>Ben Edwards, a professor of earth sciences at Dickinson College, said: "Overdue in ...
Added on Aug 26, 2013 in Equipment
Added on Oct 02, 2012 in Software
EVALUATION OF COEFFICIENTS OF SUBGRADE REACTION (1955)
The theories of vertical and horizontal subgrade reaction are based on the simplifying assumptions that the subgrade obeys Hooke's law, and that the subgrade reaction on the base of a rigid centrally loaded plate resting on the horizontal surface of the subgrade ...
Added on May 08, 2013 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