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Fengyi Bridge: A New Icon of Engineering Excellence in Xi'an

The Fengyi Bridge, inaugurated in May, stands as a monumental achievement in civil engineering and urban design. Located in the Xi’an High-tech Industries Development Zone, this bridge is not only th...

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A Glimpse into Riyadh's Futuristic Stadium for FIFA World Cup 2034

The city of Riyadh is gearing up for a monumental addition to its landscape with the unveiling of plans for a state-of-the-art football stadium, set to be a centerpiece of the New Murabba megaproject...

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Civil Engineering in the Digital Age: Top Innovations Shaping the Future

The world of civil engineering is experiencing a significant digital transformation. Innovative technologies are revolutionizing project design, execution, and management, leading to enhanced efficie...

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Bellingham Bridge: A New Landmark for Birmingham's Skyline

Birmingham is set to witness a significant transformation in its skyline with the construction of the "Bellingham Bridge," a key part of the HS2 project. Named after local football star Jude Bellingh...

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Dubai’s $8B Flood Defense Plan: Engineering a Resilient Future

Expanding Capacity with Traditional Approaches In response to April’s unprecedented storm that inundated much of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has greenlit a massive AED30 billion ($8...

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A New Era for Île d'Orléans: Quebec's $2.7B Bridge Project

Transforming Infrastructure for Safety and Growth The Quebec government has announced an ambitious $2.7 billion project to demolish and rebuild the bridge connecting Île d'Orléans to the mainland, ad...

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Revolutionary 3D-Printed Clay Reefs Enhance Biodiversity in the Maas River

Innovative Solution for Erosion Control Rijkswaterstaat is implementing a groundbreaking solution to address the erosion of riverbanks along the Maas River near Oeffelt. This initiative aims to comb...

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Transforming Northern Scotland: A £2.1bn Civil Engineering Marvel

Unveiling the 20-Year Investment Plan Northern Scotland is poised for a significant transformation with the Highland Council's ambitious £2.1bn investment plan, set to span the next two decades. Thi...

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Humanoid Robots: The Future of Safer Maintenance Work

Revolutionizing Safety and Efficiency In a remarkable stride towards enhancing safety and efficiency in the workforce, West Japan Railway Company (JR-West) has introduced humanoid robots designed to...

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Ground Investigations in Ventnor: Progress Towards Reopening Landslide-Hit Roads

The Isle of Wight Council is undertaking significant ground investigations this summer to determine the feasibility of fully reopening a major road in Ventnor, following a catastrophic landslide. Loc...

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Historic milestone of a successful trial train run at Chenab Bridge: World's Highest and Longest Steel Arch Railway

WSP has designed the world’s highest and longest steel arch bridge for railway traffic in India. Situated in the Jammu and Kashmir region, approximately 600 km north of New Delhi, the Chenab Bridge i...

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Spider Excavators: Revolutionizing Power Line Maintenance and Modernization

In an era where so much relies on the health of our national power gird, power line maintenance and modernization are paramount. Historically reliant on manual labor and heavy machinery, this sector...

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GeoStabilization International Strengthens Team with New Leadership Hires

GeoStabilization International, the leading geohazard mitigation team in North America, welcomes four new hires in key company roles: Ricardo Garcia as Chief Estimator; George Markert as Director of...

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The Soil Nail Launcher™: An Advanced Soil Nailing Technology

Originally developed by the British military to launch chemical weapons, the Soil Nail Launcher™ is a compressed air cannon that can accelerate a 1.5 inch (38mm) diameter, 20 foot (6.5m) long steel o...

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Historic Bridge Abutment Repair

Historic bridges are common in many regions of North America, and local and national governments strive to preserve them for centuries to come. As the years take their toll, these bridges require mai...

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Calf Robe Bridge Abutment

The Calf Robe Bridge in Calgary, Alberta, situated along the vital corridor of Highway 2 (Deerfoot Trail), faced a critical challenge during the upgrade of the adjacent Wastewater Treatment Plant (WW...

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Sandlake Road partially reopens to one lane

Four months after heavy Oregon rains washed out a coastal road, Sandlake Road has finally reopened to one lane, marking a significant milestone in the recovery process. However, the journey towards r...

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Royal View Drive Stabilization Project

GeoStabilization International, in partnership with the City of Kelowna, undertook a significant endeavor to address the instability plaguing the historic Knox Mountain landslide area. Nestled in the...

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Rockfall prevention project at Bozeman, MT

The USFS feared that a catastrophic failure of the upper mantle’s colluvium at Hyalite Canyon Road near Bozeman, Montana, could conceivably deposit thousands of cubic yards of material into Hyalite C...

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Bluff stabilization project with soil nail technology

Failing bluffs, shoreline erosion, landslides, and other geohazards can dangerously threaten transportation and require a rapid emergency response for public safety and to minimize the impact on the...

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Rockfall Mitigation Project in West Virginia

The highly traveled US 340 in West Virginia is back open after a much-needed safety upgrade. Led by Access Limited , a leading rockfall mitigation firm, and Triton Construction Inc., a top Heavy/High...

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GeoStabilization International® Earns ENR Best of the Best Award

GeoStabilization International wins the 2023 Best of the Best Award in Specialty Construction from Engineering News-Record (ENR) for innovative stabilization work at a Maryland quarry. The company wa...

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The history of the Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937, and has since been standing as a landmark synonym to the city of San Fransisco. It was constructed between 1933 and 1937 in the Bay Area, and...

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Calculation example - Find the bearing of an apparent dip (two symmetrical to full dip directions), given the rate and direction of full dip

Given the rate and direction of full dip of a plane or seam, find the bearing of an apparent dip. Two directions noted, in which a given apparent dip occurs. Known values: Full dip direction = α...

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Calculation example - Find path gradients in different directions, given the rate and direction of full dip

Given the rate and direction of full dip of a plane or seam, find path gradients in three different directions, (a) due N, (b) N 75o E, (c) due E. Known values: Full dip direction = N 30o E Full...

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Calculation example - Find the apparent dip of a plane or seam in any direction

Given the rate and direction of full dip of a plane or seam, find the apparent dip in any other direction. Known values: Horizontal length along full dip direction = x Full dip rate = 1 in x Sol...

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Calculation example - Find the rate of full dip of a plane or seam, given its direction and the rate and direction of an apparent dip

Given the direction of full dip and the rate and direction of an apparent dip of a plane or seam, find the rate of full dip. Known values: Full dip direction = α Apparent dip direction = &b...

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Calculation example - Seam true thickness and gradient calculation

A vertical borehole passes through a seam with a known dip at 43o. If the apparent thickness of the seam as shown by the borehole core is 2m, calculate: (a) the true thickness of the seam and (b) the...

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Calculation example - Find the coordinates of the intersection of two lines

Calculate the coordinates of the intersection of two lines given the coordinates of four stations. Known values: Coordinates A (EA, NA), B (EB, NB), C (EC, NC), D (ED, ND) i.e. A  &nbs...