Posted in Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Site Characterization Back in Print

We’re in the process of revising our bookstore, putting some titles into broader distribution and retiring others that haven’t sold as well. One of those which we started to retire was Geotechnical Site Characterization, the FHWA’s latest publication on laboratory and field testing. We’ve had technical issues with this book from the start and first decided to drop it from our offereings.

Some looks at our traffic, however, tell us that you’re interested in this book. So we’ve put it back in our lineup, and you can find it here.

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Posted in Deep Foundations, Geotechnical Engineering

Clyde N. Baker, Jr., A Geotechnical Giant (1930-2022)

From the Deep Foundations Institute:

DFI and the DFI Educational Trust are saddened at the passing of industry legend Clyde N. Baker, Jr., P.E., S.E., who retired after a successful career as senior principal engineer at STS Consultants and later as a senior consultant at GEI Consultants.

“Clyde was a giant in geotechnical engineering, who has been recognized with many awards over his years of designing foundations to support iconic tall structures,” says Theresa Engler, DFI executive director. “He graced the cover of the Engineering News-Record (ENR) after winning its Award of Excellence, as well as receiving the American Society of Civil Engineers OPAL Award, Ralph B. Peck Award, Martin S. Kapp Award, serving as the Terzaghi Lecturer and receiving DFI’s Distinguished Service Award. But what I remember most was his generous spirit in sharing his knowledge with other industry professionals and his genuine kindness and altruism.” 

In 2020, the Trust established the Clyde N. Baker, Jr. Foundation Engineering Scholarship Fund to honor Clyde’s extraordinary contributions to the deep foundations industry. To continue to provide scholarships in Clyde’s name, proceeds from this year’s DFI Educational Trust Gala Fundraising Dinner on November 3 in New York will benefit the Baker fund and the Trust’s General Fund. We hope you’ll join us or take this opportunity to be one of the supporters of the Baker fund by sponsoring the event or making a direct donation to the fund. The goal is to bring the fund to a self-sustaining level so we can provide perpetual scholarships in Clyde’s name for years to come.

Posted in Geotechnical Engineering

Huge Sinkhole in Atacama Desert —

A sinkhole approximately 32 meters in diameter and roughly 200 meters deep opened up in the Atacama Desert of Chile, near the Alcaparrosa copper mine at the beginning of August 2022. Anytime something like this […]

Huge Sinkhole in Atacama Desert —
Posted in Geotechnical Engineering

Airfield Design and Maintenance Documents and Software Now Updated — Chet Aero Marine

It’s been a while but we’re updating our free offerings on these subjects. First, the design and maintenance documents: evidently the U.S. military learned a few things in Iraq and Afghanistan, these are fairly extensive and they can be found on these two pages: Airfield Planning and Design Airfield Inspection and Maintenance Some of the documents were […]

Airfield Design and Maintenance Documents and Software Now Updated — Chet Aero Marine
Posted in Geotechnical Engineering

Some Updates for Our Marine Offerings — Chet Aero Marine

There’s a lot going on with this site, but one thing that needs some “catching up” is our marine construction collection, which really hasn’t received a comprehensive update since this site migrated to WordPress in 2016. We’ve added a number of documents to our collection: these are as follows (in no particular order): Coatings and […]

Some Updates for Our Marine Offerings — Chet Aero Marine