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Friday, 27 February 2015 12:15

Wykeham - Farrance's Resonant Column: Get a glance! Featured

In earthquake prone areas the need for high quality soil and rock investigations is becoming more and more essential in the design and construction of safe, earthquake resistant structures. Geological laboratories play a very important role towards this direction and must be equipped with high-end equipment. So, have a look at Wykeham - Farrance's Resonant Column and Cyclic Torsional Shear unit and learn about the hands-on experience of the Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy, testing Laboratory!

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Friday, 27 February 2015 09:59

How possible is a next Oso landslide event?

Since the Oso landslide, the emerging question in many meetings, panel discussions and brainstorming sessions is about other slopes across the country having a significant collapse potential with the deadly effects as the Oso event. Geotechnical engineer Joe Wartman, member of the scientific team studying the landslide answers that it is not possible to know. The reason for this being primarily the lack of data.

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