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Sinking San Francisco Tower Proves Value Of Geotechnical Engineering

San Francisco’s fourth-tallest skyscraper has a big, expensive problem: it’s sinking. Not only that, but it’s sinking twice as fast as originally feared. How does something like this happen? What can be done?   The Curious Case of The Sinking Tower Usually, you might think that a massive, 58-story skyscraper in one of America’s wealthiest…

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California Cliffs Are At Risk Of Collapse

The cliffs along California’s coastline are eroding faster than you think. Some may even be close to collapse. A new study in the journal Geomorphology identifies some of the most high-risk areas, and attempts to pin down the erosion’s cause. Heading Over The Cliffs As the sea level rises on planet Earth, more serious issues arise…

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Mexico Quake Is A Prime Example Of The Importance Of Soil Engineer Analysis

After a school collapsed in Mexico City this month following a devastating 7.1 earthquake, leading to multiple fatalities, officials are coming to the grim conclusion that the building’s foundation may not have been adequate. The resulting analysis is an unfortunate illustration of the critical importance soil engineering plays in constructing new buildings. A School Built…