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A PROPOSED GOLD MINE IN INDONESIA COULD HAVE A CATASTROPHIC ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTJun 21, 2018<p>The proposed mine would sit within Cenderawasih Bay National Park, while parts of it also overlap onto or border the Wondiwoi Mountains Nature Reserve—both protected areas.<br>Environmental officials have warned of the potentially catastrophic impact of ...
1 dead after crash, car fire on Wilson Bridge; 3 workers rescued from under bridgeJun 21, 2018<p>WASHINGTON (WJLA) - One person is dead and three workers were rescued after a multi-vehicle crash and fire Wednesday morning on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.<br />The Beltway was completely shut down in both directions for a time.</p>
Ten killed in collapse at Zambian copper mining dumpJun 20, 2018<p>LUSAKA (Reuters) - Ten people were killed and another 10 injured when a Zambian dump for copper mining waste collapsed on Wednesday, police said.</p> <p>Informal “artisanal” miners have taken to re-excavating copper and other metals from the ...
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, ...
H-10 - Field Shear Vane Borer
Added on Nov 19, 2012 in Equipment
<p>The current design process for soil nail earth retention systems is inefficient because multiple tools are needed for facing, internal/external, and global design. These tools do not communicate with one another, and are often used by different staff members. ...
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
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