Fun Fact Friday: Seismic Design

Fun Fact Friday: Seismic Design

During the design phase of a structure, there are certain loading conditions that engineers need to take into consideration. One of those loading conditions is seismic load, which is a dynamic load caused by the acceleration of the earth supporting the structure....
Fun Fact Friday: Magnetometer Surveys

Fun Fact Friday: Magnetometer Surveys

What is the largest magnet you have ever seen? I’ll give you a hint: You are standing on it. Yup, it’s the Earth! But you say, “How can that be?” Deep under our feet, buildings, and roadways, is the Earth’s core. The core is about 4500 miles wide and the outer part is...
Fun Fact Friday: Hydrometer Analysis Testing

Fun Fact Friday: Hydrometer Analysis Testing

This Fun Fact Friday article will describe the procedure for hydrometer analysis of soils. This procedure measures the particle-size distribution of fine-grained soils and is one of the services offered by our Civil Testing Group to ensure the integrity of subject...