Tag: Geotechnical

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Louisville combined sewer tunnel achieves major milestone

Excavation ends on the 4 mi long tunnel that will hold up to 55 million gal. of overflows.

Chase Center arena in San Francisco excels above and below ground

The opening of the Chase Center arena in San Francisco is the capstone in the transformation of the city’s Mission Bay neighborhood. Located on reclaimed ground with weak soils and a high water table, the project works were innovative above and below grade.

Duke researchers ask: Can soil temperature predict a landslide?

Duke University researchers are taking the temperature of landslides to help predict sudden, catastrophic failures of the moving land masses.

Louisville Water completes its multiyear lead pipe replacement project

The Louisville Water Company achieved a notable goal in March 2020: removing its last known public lead service lines, a milestone reached by only a few other U.S. utilities.

Ohio geotechnical engineer who ‘loved dirt’ dies at 73

Ted E. Webster, a geotechnical engineer with such an affinity for soils that he "loved dirt," as his most recent employer put it, has died. He was 73. A consummate professional, among the many projects to his credit is the Edgewater Pier, a seasonal beach on Lake Erie, which he designed during his tenure as president of his company, Webster Engineering Associates. Most recently, he...

Hands-on, real-world education

Celso Ferreira, Ph.D., M.ASCE, implemented a teaching method to help students be creative problem solvers.

Mixed-reality game teaches geotechnical engineering concepts

GeoExplorer is an immersive, mixed-reality game designed for geotechnical engineering students.

Getting the height right: The North American Vertical Datum of 1988

The success of the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 has set the stage for its replacement.

Civil, Structural Engineers Join Social Media Campaign

Editor's note: This article first appeared on August 18, 2015 in Civil Engineering online. HASHTAGS MIGHT BE READY conversation starters now, but they began simply as metadata tags so that content—be it on social media or otherwise—could be easily searched online. Today, they have grown into the dominant way of organizing large online conversations. This includes the microblogging site Twitter, where hashtags passed through their...

Inclined elevator improves access to historical monument

An inclined elevator is being built to improve access to a monument commemorating the Mayflower landing in Massachusetts.