USACE Galveston Awards Geotechnical Services Contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount of $209,000 to Quaternary Resources Investigations LLC, for core drilling, soil sampling and laboratory testing of soil conditions in Orange and Jefferson counties, Texas.

The contractor is required to obtain 23 core borings and 14 cone penetrometer tests to gather preliminary soils information for possible locations to support a future hurricane surge protection system as part of the Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Study.

This study is looking at options to provide coastal storm surge protection to Jefferson and Orange counties,” said Sharon Tirpak, a project manager with the USACE Galveston District. “Additional levee and floodwall locations are being studied and the geotechnical contract will provide the study team with data and additional information on the existing soil conditions along the proposed alignment.”

According to Tirpak, the Draft Feasibility Report is scheduled to be available for public review later this year.

Work is expected to begin by the end of the month with an estimated completion date in early summer.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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