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From time to time, I will publish articles that I have written, or discovered, on this page. They are related to engineering and my other interests; I hope you enjoy these short works.

Formerly Mined Land in Florida can beHazardous to Developers Lands that were formerly mined for phosphate can look pretty good, but have very soft conditions just below…

Central Florida is the Place to Be By Naomi A. Tillett, P.E., M.ASCE The past year has been witness to a surge of several transportation projects taking…

Enigma: South Dakota Granite Boulders The figure above has his foot on a very large granite boulder which are occasionally found in western South Dakota. Since it…

The Johnstown Flood – an Engineering Failure The small town of Johnstown is located about 50 miles east-southeast of Pittsburgh, in the Allegheny Mountains, in southeastern Pennsylvania….

The Founder of Modern Geotechnical Engineering In simplest terms, geotechnical engineering is a branch of civil engineering concerned with the properties of soil and rock; and forecasting…

GOVERNOR SCOTT, CABINET APPROVE ROOKERY BAY RESERVE MANAGEMENT PLAN ~Plan establishes future research and management goals for the Reserve and associated managed areas~ TALLAHASSEE – Governor Rick Scott…

One of MEG’s core value engineering stems on our innovative approaches to projects working towards eco-friendly solutions. We are very pleased to share a revolutionizing pile driving construction method…

Choosing A Reputable Stabilization Contractor Continued In the previous articles regarding choosing a soil stabilization contractor, we noted there is a wide variation in the quality and…

Real Time Satellite Information For Predicting Sinkholes By: Larry Madrid, PE, D.GE You had to figure that satellite photos would help in the determination of sinkhole activity….

Structural Evaluation WHEN IS IT TIME TO PULL THE PLUG? When conducting a structural evaluation of an existing building, one question that is always in the back…