May 16, 2017 09:49
BACK IN HIGH SCHOOL, I USEd TO love telling people what my stepdad did for a living. “He’s a photogrammetrist,” I’d say, then enjoy their puzzled expressions. “He makes maps out of aerial photographs,” I’d explain, rolling my eyes. “Everybody knows that....
Feb. 2, 2017 10:00
Researchers at the Rensseleaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, aren’t separating their work from play. In a recent series of experiments, they used the Kinect, a motion sensor for the Xbox gaming system, instead of costly sensors on its geotechnical centrifuge....
Sept. 15, 2015 09:00
That’s so tacky!” When people say that, they usually don’t mean, “That’s so sticky!” Aside from the slang usage, the words ‘tacky’ and ‘tackiness’ don’t really refer to the tastefulness of the pink flamingoes on someone’s lawn, or the bad match of plaids and stripes that someone’s wearing....
March 21, 2011 04:57
Confining rocks to use as a stabilization system is hardly a new idea. In fact, the earliest forms of today’s gabion technology date back to the early Egyptians with archaeological evidence indicating that they used rudimentary baskets of woven reeds 7,000 years ago as a way to protect the banks of the sacred Nile River....
May 15, 2015 06:08
They’re available in 3" diecast aluminum Bullet or 3" galvanized steel Arrowhead anchors with 1/8" X 36" galvanized/stainless cable. The complete assembly includes a strong, high-density polypropylene 3.5" green anchor disk with slots for root penetration, and an aluminum Quickvise with galvanized steel jaws for ultimate gripping of the cable....
Jan. 16, 2012 04:27
When the housing boom started, it set up a pattern for other markets as well. In an effort to keep up with the demand for more housing, raw land was developed. This land was planned out and new roads had to be built. As each builder or developer built larger projects, they had to construct streets and cut pads for new homes....
May 21, 2012 04:20
Using geotextiles for soil erosion and soil stabilization had its origins 35 centuries ago in ancient Egypt, where Pharoah’s slaves were made to lay woven mats of reeds to help stabilize roads and byways....
July 15, 2014 11:34
Geosynthetics is really an umbrella term for the vast array of materials that make up the world of engineered products. They are used for controlling erosion, covering soil, or for separating layers of soil. These products can also be used as soil stabilizer, even as drainage aids....

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In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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