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Posts by Brooke Austin

Drilling rig at OSU MSI site in Newport, Oregon

ASCE Article Highlights Tsunami-Resistant OSU MSI Building

ASCE recently published an article in Civil Engineering Magazine about efforts the engineering community is making to protect coastal communities in tsunami inundation zones. The article highlights the innovative tsunami-resistant design of the Oregon State University Marine Studies Initiative Building—currently under construction in Newport, Oregon. GRI had the opportunity to conduct a subsurface exploration program at the MSI site and assist the design team in addressing tsunami and ground shaking seismic hazards.

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Golden Gate Bridge with AEG and IAEG logos

GRI Geologists Presenting at Combined AEG/IAEG Congress

Three GRI geologists are presenting at the combined 61st Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) Annual Meeting and 13th International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG) Congress. The first-ever combined Congress held in the United States will take place the week of September 15, 2018, in San Francisco, California. George Freitag is presenting a paper written with co-author Chris Ell on the Burma Landslide in southern Oregon. Nora Utevsky is presenting a paper on roadway shoulder soil management, and will serve as chair of a technical session. Greg Martin is presenting a poster on his Master of Science research on the Rocky Ledge Fault in Shasta County, California.

Well done, GRI geology group!

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