Monthly Archives: March 2010

N.T.U.A, N.T.U.A….

Between March 20 and March 31 2010, I was  a guest on a 12-day European Grand GeoOdyssey: Engineering Geology in Engineering Works in Greece-Italy-France-Switzerland with Emphasis on Case Histories of Great Failures. The trip leader was Prof. Paul Marinos, guiding … Continue reading

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Hard Hats (2010)

I am currently a guest on the most ambitious Field Trip I have ever enjoyed – a 12-day wander: Engineering Geology in Engineering Works in Greece-Italy-France-Switzerland with Emphasis on Case Histories of Great Failures. The trip leader is Prof. Paul … Continue reading

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Hard Hats (1982)

Hard hats are often awkward, sometimes inconvenient and occasionally dangerous. Nowadays hard hats are compulsory in construction. But in 1982 they were less common, especially when working in the jungle. They probably have rarely been useful as a means of … Continue reading

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Ok Tedi

Ok Tedi (pronounced “Ock Teddy”) is a river (ok) in the Western Provinces of Papua New Guinea (PNG) near the border with Irian Jaya, Indonesia. The river runs through the most remote part of the country. I worked at Ok … Continue reading

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