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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 Studio, James Corner Field Operations, and Reed Hilderbrand   Initiated by the National Trust for…

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…

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…

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…

Volunteers from Across South Carolina to Clean Ditches in Flood-Ravaged Nichols, Thanks to Governor, Floodwater Commission

NICHOLS, S.C. — The population of Nichols, S.C., is expected to at least double Saturday as volunteers from across the state continue to sign up to help clean ditches and improve the town’s drainage system after two hurricanes in three years caused catastrophic…

Rebuilding Challenges Impacting Mexico Beach a Warning for all Floridians Facing Hurricane Season

(Clearwater, Fl) June 12, 2019 – Last year Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach in the panhandle of Florida. In the aftermath of the hurricane's shocking impact, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared the city "wiped…