NewsBriefs: Australian Report Cites Link Between Groundwater and Surface Water (Sinclair Knight Merz)

Geo-Denver 2007
New Peaks in Geotechnics
Proceedings of Geo-Denver 2007, New Peaks in Geotechnics, held in Denver, Colorado, February 18-21, 2007. Sponsored by the Geo-Institute of ASCE. This collection contains nearly 300 papers...

Guidelines Aim to Better Protect the Nation's Water Supplies

People: Okun Honored at Water Conference in Beijing

In the Field: Oregon State Students Work On Water Projects in El Salvador

Corebits: Geo-Institute News — The 7th International Symposium on Field Measurements in Geomechanics (FMGM); GeoCongress 2008 – The Challenge of Sustainability in the Geoenvironment Annual Congress of Geo-Institute of ASCE; Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics (GEESD IV); New Geo-Institute Seminar! Soil Constitutive Modeling for Engineers – Fundamentals, Evaluation and Calibration; New G-I President Inducted in Hershey, PA; New! Geo-Volution – The Evolution of Colorado's Geological and Geotechnical Engineering Practice (Geotechnical Practice Pubication No. 4); G-I Members Win Top 2007 Awards; G-I Establishes New Award; Looking for a Cartoonist; Special 10th Anniversary Wish From the Geo-Institute; Considering a New Job?

Introduction
Permafrost is defined as soil that remains frozen for more than two years. At elevations less than 304.8 m (1000 ft.), it is frequently encountered north of latitude 60. It may also be...

The Need for Geotechnical Investigation
Knowledge of the subsurface conditions is needed to decide which type of foundation to use. In the discontinuous permafrost zone, some generalizations may be made about the location of...

Structurally Enhanced Foundations: A Functional Solution to Thaw Strain in Frozen Sand and Gravel
Some building sites with perennially frozen soil profiles are developed using nonelevated, conventional-appearing foundation systems. These sites consist of frozen sands and gravels and...

Post and Pad
As the name implies, this type of foundation consists of a concrete or wood pad placed on or buried in the ground. It is the lowest priced option for buildings on frozen silt, which may...

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...

Refrigerated Foundations
Refrigeration systems used to cool foundations on frozen ground can be classified as either active or passive, depending on whether external energy is used to power the systems. If pumps,...

Hurricane Katrina
This chapter provides an overview of Hurricane Katrina, including data on its category, its path and intensity, and its effect on wind and water forces....

Direct Causes of the Catastrophe
This chapter examines direct physical causes of the hurricane protection system failures, including soil strength assessments and pumping station limitations....

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,...

In the Field: ASCE Meets with Iraqi Minister of Water Resources to Discuss Cooperation

In the Field: ASCE Meets with Iraqi Minister of Water Resources to Discuss Cooperation

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

Offshore Technology in Civil Engineering
Hall of Fame Papers from the Early Years
Prepared by the Subcommittee on Offshore Technology Conference Support of the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute of ASCE. This series presents...

 

 

 

 

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