NewsBriefs: FEMA Considers Construction Restrictions Because of Weak Levees (The Sacramento Bee)

NewsBriefs: Transportation Construction Market Best in Two Decades (American Road and Transportation Builders Association)

NewsBriefs: Supergyre Links Three Ocean Basins (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)

Environmental Engineering: Construction Begins on Next Phase of Kissimmee River Restoration

Environmental Engineering: Construction Nears End on Louisiana Coastal Restoration Project

Energy Production: Construction Begins on Major Hydropower Scheme in Quebec

Corebits: Industry News � The 7th International Symposium on Field Measurements in Geomechanics (FMGM); GeoCongress 2008: The Challenge of Sustainablility in the Geoenvironment Annual Congress of the Geo-Institute of ASCE; Geotechnical Eathquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics (GEESD IV); Call for Nominations for the G-I Board of Governors: Due March 31, 2007; Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering; Finite Elements in Geotechnical Engineering; Search Continues for a Geo-Strata Cartoonist; Special 10th Anniversary Wish from the Geo-Institute; Have You Tried the G-I Speakers Bureau?

Corebits: Industry News � ISM Disseminates Micropile Information; Field Becomes New FMSM Office Manager; National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program; GEER Adopts New Charter and Bylaws; Pennoni Associates Inc. Ranked #10 on 2006 PA Best Places to Work List

Business: Analysts Say Construction Market Will Increase Sharply While Prices Rise Steadily

Geotechnical Reports
This section discusses the geotechnical data report, geotechnical memoranda for design, and the geotechnical baseline report....

Preparation of a Geotechnical Baseline Report
This section discusses the preparation of a geotechnical baseline report. Topics include organization and content, writing the GBR, wording suggestions, and consistency and compatibility....

Applications for Other Excavations and Foundations
This section discusses the application of GBRs for other excavations and foundations projects, projects involving construction operations other than tunneling....

Roles and Responsibilities
This section summarizes the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved: owner, design team, contractor, construction manager, and dispute adjudicators....

Lessons Learned
This chapter discusses feedback obtained during two industry workshops that were specifically directed at capturing lessons learned. The first workshop, held in association with a national...

Adjustable Foundation Design Development Innovations in Arctic Engineering
The purpose of adjustable foundation systems is to accommodate a wide variety of soils, including those which have low bearing capacity or which may be subject to settlement and/or horizontal...

Some Case Histories of Pile Foundations in Permafrost
Foundations for permafrost conditions should conform to one of three basic design principles: keep it frozen, let it thaw, or thaw the ground before construction. To keep the permafrost...

Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) Operation in Wastewater Treatment Plants
Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) Operation Wastewater Treatment Plants instructs readers in the theory, equipment, and practical techniques needed to optimize BNR in varied environments,...

ASCE Participates in Capacity Building Program for Pakistan, Offers Assistance in Earthquake Recovery and Reconstruction Efforts

Corebits: Industry News � Former Professor and Soil Mechanics Pioneer Dies; EEGS Announces Dates for SAGEEP; GRI Call for Titles and Papers; Geological Society of America (GSA) Call for Papers; ICEA Announces new ICEA Board Members and Scholarship winners; Nicholson Announces new Owner Soletanche Bachy; 11th Annual Finite Elements in Geotechnical Engineering Short Course March 27-29, 2006 Colorado School of Mines � Golden, CO; Roctest Wins mine Contract

Economic Outlook: Construction Growth Expected to Continue Despite Rising Costs





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