John Stenmark LS

John Stenmark, LS, is a writer and consultant working in the AEC and technical industries. He has more than 20 years of experience in applying advanced technology to surveying and related disciplines.

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Touchdown!

On Nov. 23, 1923, the California Bears opened the new California Memorial Stadium at the University of California at Berkeley (UCB) with a win over visiting archrival Stanford. It was the start of a long and sometimes contentious life for the stadium.
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Imaging Goes Underground

The old quarry and cement plant had been a fixture at the south end of Martinsburg, W.Va., since 1884. Acquired in 2002 by Essroc, a leading North American cement producer with headquarters in Nazareth, Pa., the operation began as a limestone mine and started producing Portland cement in the 1920s. ...
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Jumping the Technology Curve

Located along the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa, the Republic of Benin has a land area of 42,500 square miles--slightly smaller than Pennsylvania. Since the early 1990s, Benin has been actively working to improve the standard of living for its citizens through sustainable economic development. ...
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When Mountains Move

It’s a scene from a Hollywood movie: A mountainside in Austria begins slipping down into the picturesque lake below. Emergency teams alert nearby residents and instruct them to flee from their homes. The landslide threatens to bury neighborhoods and carry dozens of buildings into the lake. ...
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The Future Blows In

In the rapidly expanding business of renewable energy, wind power stands tall as the fastest-growing sector. In 2007, more than 5,200 MW of wind power- generating capacity was installed in the U.S. For 2008, the total was about 7,500 MW, and wind now provides about 1.5 percent of total U.S. electricity generation. ...
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HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.

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2015 March

In this March 2015 issue of POB, we take a look at how a dam project's field work becomes complicated with a river and lush vegetation. Also, read about Williston, North Dakota's population boom due to unprecedented oil exploration and drilling activity.

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