Failures Inspire Progress: Protecting Sensitive Buildings from Tunnelling
Tunnelling in urban areas is always a challenge, and it’s especially so when construction is proximate to densely populated districts. Such was the case on January 25, 2005, when a 10-m length of a Barcelona...

We Struck Water! Discovery of Artesian Groundwater Solves A 50-Year-Old Landslide Puzzle
Some unstable slopes fail dramatically, but most can be characterized by gradual, if not monotonously slow, movements. Yet these latter situations can pose a dilemma when a temporary repair is much simpler...

A Faster, Cheaper, Better Way to Build a Wall: How a Simple Highway Widening Led to a Patent
When first opened in 1940, and as segments were later added to it, the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Turnpike) was principally a four-lane highway with two eastbound and two westbound lanes. As traffic volume...

Welcome to GEOSLOPE and GeoStructures, Inc.; Bechtel Reorganizes Geotechnical Group; GeoStabilization Restores a Roadway; Hayward Baker, Moretrench to Combine; Nicholson Undertakes Dam Project; S&ME Announces New Leadership

Geotechnics of the Suez Canal Construction: 150 Years Old, but Nearly Four Millennia in the Making
Construction of the Suez Canal created one of the most important waterways in the world, connecting the Mediterranean and Red Seas. Its construction from 1854 to 1869 created three cities, Port-Said, Ismailia,...

Advances In Geosynthetic Solutions For Sustainable Landfill Design: Geosynthetics Really Do Last!
Even though geosynthetics are now a well-established discipline within geotechnical engineering, ingenuity continues to play a significant role in projects involving their use. This is because it’s possible...

Restoration Through Reclamation
The people of the Netherlands have a long history of reclaiming land from the sea. In one of the lasted examples, the construction of an artificial archipelago represents a remarkable collaboration among...

Storage for One More Century
Since its completion more than a century ago by a previous owner, Denver Water's Antero Dam has experienced seepage problems, forcing the utility to limit the storage capacity of the associated reservoir....

Tied Together
The replacement of the John Greenleaf Whittier Memorial Bridge was one of the signature projects of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's $3-billion accelerated bridge construction program....

Are Prescriptive Specifications in Design/Build Contracts Traps for the Unwary?
This month’s case, Appeal of American West Construction LLC, examines how one government board viewed the issue of prescriptive specifications in design/build contracts....

Mixed-Use Project Demonstrates CLT Elevator Shaft

Central Texas Project Seeks to Ensure Water Supplies Keep Pace With Growth

Proactive Management of Landslide- and Rockfall-Prone Slopes: A New Program for Federal Land Management Agencies
Most people realize that the nation's transportation infrastructure is aging faster than federal, state, and local governments can manage with traditional methods. In fact, a national and international...

Atlanta-Area Toll Lanes Project Will Include Bus Rapid Transit Along Major Corridor

Design/Build Continues To Gain Favor across U.S. Construction Sectors, Report Reveals

Water Reuse Guide Aims to Help Designers Consider Sustainability Principles

$1-Billion Project to Renovate Hospital

Make Space for Women Engineers and Leaders
Andrea DuMont, P.E., M.ASCE, was promoted to project manager I at Jacobs after she wrote a memo proving she was qualified for the job. She believes in advocating for yourself when you can, asking for help...

Take Risks and Surround Yourself with Smart People Who Disagree with You

Design Work Begins on WSSC’s $250-Million Piscataway, Maryland, Bio-Energy Project

 

 

 

 

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