Tag: soil conditions

Soil is the mixture of minerals, organic matter, gases, liquids, and the countless organisms that together support life on earth. Soil is a natural body known as the pedosphere and which performs four important functions: it is a medium for plant growth; it is a means of water storage, supply and purification; it is a modifier of the atmosphere of Earth; it is a habitat for organisms; all of which, in turn, modify the soil.

Project Profile: From the Bottom to the Top

Project Profile: From the Bottom to the Top

“Construction, construction, construction. There is road construction as far as the eye can see.” This is probably what residents in Columbus, OH, think when they travel practically anywhere. And due to the multi-year Interstates 70/71 Columbus Crossroads project, much of the freeways in downtown Columbus will be under construction into

Earth, Wind, and Water

Earth, Wind, and Water

Nature has been using water to shape the landscape since the beginning of time. Wind, rain, rivers, streams, and creeks can shape valleys and carve out canyons. These waterways and wind paths are themselves constantly changing; as a Greek philosopher noted, “We can never step in the same river twice.”

Project Profile: A Challenging Site in Seattle

Project Profile: A Challenging Site in Seattle

The Interbay neighborhood of Seattle, WA, has a long history of industry. It is home to an 80-acre railway yard, the Port of Seattle’s commercial fishing fleet and cruise ship dock, a US military armory and storage facility with a long history of environmental concern, light industrial facilities, and miscellaneous

Preventing Electric Shock Requires the Right Procedures to Identify Hazards

Preventing Electric Shock Requires the Right Procedures to Identify Hazards

Hitting gas or electric lines scares us more than anything, because they can bring the noises and flashes of death or serious injury. With electricity, preventing electric shock by avoiding underground electric lines is especially important because death can be instantaneous.
“Striking an electric line presents hazards to the drill operator,

Intelligent Compaction Software Solutions

Intelligent Compaction Software Solutions

Minimizing void content is a primary goal in asphalt compaction. For many in the industry, the tool to do so is not only the machine in which they are sitting but the computer screen in the cab, combining the intelligence and skills of the operator with “intelligent” software.

The Software Side of Compaction

The Software Side of Compaction

Minimizing void content is a primary goal in asphalt compaction. For many in the industry, the tool to do so is not only the machine in which they are sitting but the computer screen in the cab, combining the intelligence and skills of the operator with “intelligent” software.

Stormwater Infiltration in Clay Soils

Stormwater Infiltration in Clay Soils

Stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces is causing devastating effects on the landscape of our developing watersheds. We are disrupting the natural hydrological cycle that supports our potable water supplies and natural fauna. Intentional stormwater infiltration can restore that cycle. However, the lack of awareness and the perceived lack of data

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