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EPA cleanup to start in Ohio’s Maumee Area of Concern on Lake Erie

Dredging equipment that will be used to remove sediment at Otter Creek (Photo Credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers).   CHICAGO – This week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began dredging contaminated sediment in a 7-mile stretch of Otter Creek…

Destruction in Izmir

Turkey — An earthquake strikes in the epicenter of the Izmir-Seferihisar, 17:26 km from the Aegean Sea (37.8881 N, 26.7770 E), 16:54 km in depth. According…

Tidal Basin Ideas Lab Exhibition Unveils Proposals to Redesign the National Mall Tidal Basin

Tidal Basin Ideas Lab Exhibition Unveils Proposals to Redesign the National Mall Tidal Basin by Leading Landscape Architects DLANDstudio, GGN, Hood Design…

Video: What Is the Geotechnical Field?

This 5-minute video produced by the DFI Women in Deep Foundations (WiDF) Committee answers the question: “What is the geotechnical field?” The video features dynamic and engaging DFI members as they take you from the office to project sites and through…

Helping Roadside Soils Bounce Back After Construction

January 22, 2020 – Everyone hates road construction, even the soils and bodies of water around the roads. Paved roads can’t absorb water, so that responsibility falls to the soil next to the road. Unfortunately, those soils are often damaged during construction.…

Video: On the Ground in Puerto Rico with Dr. Kit Miyamoto

On Jan. 7, 2020, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook the southern coast of Puerto Rico. It damaged about 10 percent of buildings in the area and collapsed several schools. The Miyamoto International team was dispatched to assist the government and people of Puerto…

Global Earthquake Recovery Specialist Heads to Puerto Rico

GUANICA, PUERTO RICO: At the request of the public, government and businesses, earthquake structural engineering and recovery experts from Miyamoto International will arrive in Puerto Rico on Sunday to assist with damage assessments and recovery…

Siemens Utilizes Fugro’s UXO Screening Technology in Herne, Germany

Fugro has completed an unexploded ordnance (UXO) screening project for Siemens AG at the site of a new gas-fired power station in Herne, Germany. Over 1300 foundation pile locations were screened for UXO and cleared down to 15 m below ground level without…

Video: Magnitude 7.1 Ridgecrest Earthquake

Structural engineers from Miyamoto International conducted earthquake reconnaissance in the Searles Valley immediately after California’s magnitude 6.4 and 7.1 earthquakes on July 4 and 5. From an engineering perspective, Ridgecrest and Trona, the small…

USGS Research Helps Identify Impacts to Amphibians in the Prairie Pothole Region from Historic Oil and Gas Production

Advancements in wastewater disposal practices in recent years have greatly reduced ecological risks from oil and gas development, but impacts at some previous energy production sites still persist. Recent USGS research, however, may help prioritize some mitigation…