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06.20.13 EDITORIAL: Showing Up
The world is run by those who show up. Geoprofessionals - along with most other scientists and engineers - don't show up. Oh, they're there all right, behind closed doors, hiding from the limelight for fear, perhaps, the limelight may be a form of...
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06.17.13 $32-Billion Quake Will Cripple Oregon, Study Finds. Geoprofessionals Needed.
"Very large earthquakes will occur in Oregon's future," say the authors of The Oregon Resilience Plan: Reducing Risk and Improving Recovery for the Next Cascadia Earthquake and Tsunami (still in draft at the time of this writing), "and our...
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06.13.13 FROM THE BENCH: ELD in Arizona
The economic-loss doctrine (ELD) holds that third parties may not sue professionals in tort (as for professional negligence or negligent misrepresentation) when the damages are purely economic. The doctrine embodies the belief of many...
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06.10.13 New York Needs $42 Billion To Recover from Sandy and Install Flood Protection
As New York Governor Andrew Cuomo summed it up, "The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy is of unprecedented proportions, ranking among the worst natural disasters in our nation's history in terms of loss of life, property damage...
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06.06.13 Too Big To Fall
"On August 1, 2007, the I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis collapsed during rush hour, killing 13 people and injuring 145. The bridge had been designated as structurally deficient, due to insufficient maintenance, andfracture critical, because the failure of...
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06.03.13 DR. ENGLISH: The Mentee Tapes
Who's callin'? Hello? Is this Mr. Killer? Yeah. What's it to you? My name is Dr. English and I was told that you're the man to speak with if I, uh, want to have something done away with. Done away wit'? Didn't nobody never tell you you don't...
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05.30.13 FROM THE BENCH: Understanding Contract Language
Not just a few geoprofessionals coming out of college are somewhat stunned to learn that, to be effective practitioners, they need to know about our legal system in general and contracts in particular. True: Many firms have attorneys...
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05.28.13 EDITORIAL: Expert Witnesses
Service as an expert allows you to serve justice, providing you perform properly. Consensus guidelines for proper performance are related in Recommended Practices for Design Professionals Engaged as Experts in the Resolution...
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05.23.13 BUSINESS 101: Conflict
Why can't we all get along? Because we're animals, meaning that conflict is inevitable as long as food, mates, and territory are limited. (In the case of humans, add money to that list.) These conditions are aggravated at work because the workplace...
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05.20.13 YOU'VE JUST GOT TO BE KIDDING: Guilty Geoprofessionals in Italy
Italian Judge Marco Billi in late October found six expert geoprofessionals and a government official guilty of multiple-manslaughter in the death of 30 people. The seven had been accused of conducting a superficial analysis of seismic risk and...
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