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Largest Bay Area dam built in 20 years is finally finishedSep 21, 2018<p>SUNOL — After toiling away in the remote hills east of Interstate 680 on the Alameda-Santa Clara county line for seven years, hundreds of construction workers have finally finished the largest dam built in the Bay Area in 20 years.</p> <p>The 220-foot ...
558m-year-old fossils identified as oldest known animalSep 20, 2018<p>A fossilised lifeform that existed 558m years ago has been identified as the oldest known animal, according to new research.<br />The findings confirm that animals existed at least 20m years before the so-called Cambrian explosion of animal life, which ...
History of mining: Five of the oldest mines still in operationSep 20, 2018<p>While mining is nothing new, with archeologists finding evidence that the history of mining goes back to the ancient world, it is rare these days to find mines that have continued to produce on a commercial scale. Here are some of the oldest mines still ...
Geologists Just Found a Long-Lost Bridge Between The UK And The Rest of EuropeSep 19, 2018<p>For hundreds of years, geologists have thought the modern-day British mainland was formed by the collision of two ancient land masses, Avalonia and Laurentia.<br />Now, new research suggests a third continent was involved – Armorica, which today makes ...
Dozens buried in Philippine landslide as China counts cost of Typhoon MangkhutSep 18, 2018<p>Philippine rescuers searched desperately for dozens feared buried under a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut, which also left a trail of destruction in Hong Kong and saw millions evacuated in southern China.<br /><br />The confirmed death toll across ...
Philippines landslide: Dozens feared buried in Itogon, BenguetSep 17, 2018<p>Santiago, Isabela province, the Philippines (CNN) - Hundreds of houses have been destroyed and at least 36 people are feared buried under thick mud in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Mangkhut triggered a massive landslide in the country's north.<br ...
Landslides, Rain In North Sikkim; Road Links Cut Off At Several PlacesSep 14, 2018<p>Incessant rain in north Sikkim since Sunday has triggered multiple landslides in North District, snapping road connectivity at several places including Gangtok, a senior district official said.<br /><br />The landslides have occurred at Dzongu, Mangan, ...
Pit Viper 271: Rotary blasthole drill rig - Large range
Added on Oct 09, 2012 in Equipment
Added on Oct 02, 2012 in Software
GEOGUIDE 1 - GUIDE TO RETAINING WALL DESIGN (2000)
<p>This Geoguide presents a recommended standard of good practice for the design of retaining walls in Hong Kong. This guide covers the types of retaining walls, including conventional reinforced concrete walls, gravity walls, crib walls, gabion walls etc.</p ...
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