Category Archives: Hydrogeology

Top Ten Reasons to Take a Tablet

Paper? Don’t talk about paper. Are you kidding me? Paper? Many engineering firms document field work using paper. However, using computer tablets improves communication and quality, and cuts cost. As with everything on the Internet, this requires a top 10 … Continue reading

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Bathtubs and Floating Buildings

You wouldn’t think that a building built on solid ground would be in danger of floating upwards. In fact, building where the water table is close to the surface can make this a concern. Dewatering the soil can keep floating … Continue reading

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Seattle Children’s Hospital Rain Gardens

In an earlier post (Infiltration and Laboratory Testing Support Green Design), we described how rain gardens and bio-filtration swales are important to sustainability. The Seattle Children’s Hospital main campus expanded through the Building Hope program to meet the growing need … Continue reading

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Husky Stadium Metamorphosis

Why is time lapse construction photography so intriguing? Is it the magical aspect of a building seeming to grow by itself, like a plant? Is it the wonder of seeing the sheer scale of the work required to complete a … Continue reading

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Infiltration and Laboratory Testing Support Green Design

Rain gardens and bio-filtration swales are an increasingly important part of the sustainability approach for new construction. They keep rainwater from flowing over impervious surfaces where it can pick up pollutants and carry them to water bodies. This benefit is … Continue reading

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