Geohazards: An Overview

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Groundwater Seepage into the Crawl Space

Groundwater moisture vapor exposure over an extended period of time in a crawl space can cause significant damage to wood frame floor construction.

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Water Leak & Moisture Detection Tools

There are several different methods and tools that can be utilized to detect or locate water leaks or points of water intrusion.

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How Long Does “Black Box” Information Last?

When trying to determine whether there is meaningful data in an Event Data Recorder (EDR) or "Black Box" after a crash and how long the information lasts, it is important to consider the two types of events stored in the EDR.

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Building Code of Jurisdiction: Determining the Rules of the Game

Before starting any game, it's best to know what the rules are. Rules define what is to be achieved and how to successfully achieve it.

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Speed / Time / Distance in Pull-From-A-Stop Accidents

I was going down the road, minding my own business and all of a sudden this car came out of nowhere in front of me.

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Sinkholes: A Homeowner's Unsettling Settling Problem

Sinkholes and land subsidence have long plagued urban development by undermining foundations and causing extensive and costly damage to residential and commercial structures.

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What is Water Intrusion? A Definition

In order to determine a good definition of water intrusion or what is meant by water intrusion, consider the two words separately.

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Using Event Data Recorder "Black Box” Information

What is an Event Data Recorder (EDR)? In short it is the "black box" of the vehicle. It has the capability to save pertinent crash data before, during, and after a crash.

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Understanding the Tennessee Blasting Standards Act

In January of 2008 the vibration standard for this law was changed. Since 1975 several administrative changes had been made to the law; however, this was the first time that the vibration standard was changed.

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The Challenges of Forensic Structural Investigations

There are many challenges associated with forensic structural engineering investigations including determining the cause or causes of the structural failure, using good judgment and strong ethics in providing fact-based, unbiased analysis, and always keeping first the engineer's responsibility with regard to public safety.

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Earthquake vs. Blasting

There are fundamental differences between earthquake activity and blasting activity.

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How Vehicle Type Affects Stopping Ability

Whether the vehicle is a car or pickup, a motorcycle, heavy vehicle or a passenger vehicle pulling a trailer, the type of vehicle needs to be considered before calculating the stopping distance of that vehicle.

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Decade Long Eleven State Study of Blasting Damage Claims

VCE Inc. completed a 10 year, 11 state engineering study of 2,250 blasting damage claims from 1999 to 2008. These investigations were made in Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Nevada, California, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Arizona and Utah.

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