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Portsmouth Coastal Scheme: colossal coastal protection project about to begin

Portsmouth Coastal Scheme: colossal coastal protection project about to begin

News on Projects / Industry

The project will cover nearly 13km of coastline

An extended coastal protection project is about to begin in Portsmouth, UK, covering nearly 13km of the area's coastline. The…

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Continuous dam movement raises concerns in Kremmling CO

Continuous dam movement raises concerns in Kremmling CO

News on Projects / Industry

Downward movement is being recorded since 2008

Continuous movement and settlement accumulation occurring in Ritchard Dam, in Wolford Mountain Reservoir, is brought to the attention of the Colorado…

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New parameter in flood risk assessment recent study reveals

New parameter in flood risk assessment recent study reveals

News on Research / Academia

Channel capacity can significantly affect flood hazard analyses

With half a million dollars spent to adress direct flooding costs in the U.S. in 2012, flood risk…

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Tongan volcano activity forms island in the Pacific [Video]

Tongan volcano activity forms island in the Pacific [Video]

Geology Highlights

Ash and acidic rain spread over 10km around the volcano

A new island is being formed in the Pacific Ocean as a result of volcanic eruption. The volcanic activity is…

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Amtrak rail corridor major reliability upgrade undertaken by WSDOT

Amtrak rail corridor major reliability upgrade undertaken by WSDOT

News on Projects / Industry

232,000 passengers will benefit from the rail line reliability upgrade

WSDOT is currently undertaking a landslide prevention project along its Amtrak Cascades rail corridor aiming in eliminating service disruptions due…

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Earthquake resistant pipes installed in the LA water network

Earthquake resistant pipes installed in the LA water network

News on Projects / Industry

The project involves the installation of 6,500ft of pipes

The 21st anniversary of the magnitude 6.7 1994 Northridge Earthquake, became the opportunity for announcing the upgrade of the water-pipe…

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The Oakwood Beach before and after reconstruction

The Oakwood Beach before and after reconstruction

News on Projects / Industry

346,000 cubic yards of sand were used for the project

 A two-mile long heavily eroded shoreline was reconstructed along the Delaware River in Salem County, New Jersey. The beach's erosion…

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Video: Rock-A-Nore rockfall - cliff collapses and caught on video!

Video: Rock-A-Nore rockfall - cliff collapses and caught on video!

News on Natural Disasters / Failures

The collapse occured after days of heavy rains and strong winds

A steep coastal cliff collapses at Rock-a-Nore in Hastings, UK, and the event is captured in video! The collapse occurred…

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Video: The abandoned Dupont circle tunnels in Washington DC

Video: The abandoned Dupont circle tunnels in Washington DC

News on Projects / Industry

75,000 square feet of underground forgotten space

A very important landmark of Washington DC lies under its ground and remains unknown to many of the nation's capital…

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Virtual Reality system offers engineers new monitoring perspectives!

Virtual Reality system offers engineers new monitoring perspectives!

News on Projects / Industry

The system provides virtual representations at a very competitive cost

An innovative virtual reality system, developed in the UK, for various engineering purposes, aims in helping scientists as well as…

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Participate in survey and win Simple Slope Premium Geotechnical App for free!

News on Software

Simple Slope is a new application for Engineers that calculates Slope Stability simple and fast on your mobile device developed…

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