Fire & Water
Over the years, wildfires have crept out of the wild and into the urban landscape, threatening more lives, property, and infrastructure than ever before, sometimes devastating communities. In Paradise,...

Risk in Geotechnical Practice: Whose Risk Is It Anyway?
The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico was once the fifth-largest region in the world for manufacturing of pharmaceutical products, including many of the top global producers. In 2016, the pharmaceutical exports...

Los Angeles Installs Floating Cover On 139 Million Gallon Reservoir

Marin County, California, Creates World’s First Low-Carbon Concrete Code

Key Stretch of West Sacramento Levee System Receives Envision Platinum Award

Innovative Lift Bridge to Be Built in Sacramento, California

Southern California Rail Project Shores Up Coastal Bluff

California Assesses The Climate Change Vulnerabilities of its State Highway System

California Would Benefit from Increased Anaerobic Digestion of Food Waste, Study Says

Los Angeles Chapter

California Ruling Expands Liability of Site-Safety Consultants
This month's column features Peredia v. HR Mobile Services Inc.—a recent appellate decision that offers a thorough analysis of jobsite safety liability for consultants....

Design Work to Begin on $17-Billion California WaterFix Program

To Improve Resiliency, Los Angeles Aims to Recycle All Wastewater by 2035

A Moving Mystery
Along the southeastern edge of California’s Salton Sea, there are areas that contain geothermal mud pots and mud volcanoes—Geological features that may change shape, but never location. In 2016, a large,...

From Fame to Failure: The St. Francis Dam (Part 2)
In the July/August issue, History Lesson examined the construction of California's St. Francis Dam and its catastrophic failure in 1928. This month's instalment examines the causes and aftermath of the...

Georgia Chapter; Kansas City Section Chapter; Los Angeles Chapter

When Bridges, Roadways, and Dams Need Our Help: Innovative Techniques Can Help Save Our Nation's Critical Infrastructure
The nation's infrastructure is showing its age. The signs are obvious with structure distress, lack of functionality, and failure reported frequently over the last several decades. Specialty geotechnical...

California Agency to Test Anaerobic Approach As Replacement

California Towns Take Step toward Indirect Potable Reuse with Demonstration Facility

Construction Begins on Lagoon Restoration Project near San Diego





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