The US Geological Survey (USGS) has published a special report to mark the fifth anniversary of the fatal Oso Landslide in Washington State, US to look at what lessons have been learned.
Concepts put forward by National Technical University of Athens professor of geotechnical engineering George Gazetas at the Rankine Lecture have been described as “a major shift in design philosophy”.
Standards organisation BSI is calling for the industry to comment on a revision to the Code of practice for health and safety in tunnelling in the construction industry.
The Environment Agency has said that a tiny coastal community of Stolford in Somerset has become the first location in the UK to benefit from innovative flood defence technology pioneered in Holland.
Images reveal scale of Conwy rail storm damageSubscription
Network Rail has said that the Conwy Valley Line will be closed until further notice due to significant washout of embankments following heavy rainfall brought in by Storm Gareth at the weekend.
Soft ground symposium calls for papersSubscription
The 10th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground has announced that it is calling for abstract submissions.
Cliff fall fears closes Newquay beach steps Subscription
The steps leading down to Whipsiderry Beach at Newquay have been closed off after engineers raised fears of cliff falls in the area.
Shetland Islands Council (SIC) has said that plans to link the Shetland mainland with the island of Whalsay to overcome ferry issues is not feasible without consideration on a national, government-led level.
Man in court over work on landslip damaged homeSubscription
Owner of one of the houses affected by a landslip in Ystalyfera has been taken to court by Neath Port Talbot Council for undertaking unapproved repair work on the home, which is subject to an emergency prohibition order (EPO).
Network Rail South East said that it has carried out slope regrading work following a landslip near Wadhurst last week and expected to rail line to be reopened this morning however a further landslip close by put this plan at risk.