Case Study: Amec Foster Wheeler

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Amec Foster Wheeler is a publicly traded company providing various services in markets such as Oil & Gas, Mining, Environment & Infrastructure and Clean Energy. The purpose of this report is to investigate and analyze stratigraphic units, geotechnical properties, identify the presence of weak clay layers in the Water Management Pond (WMP) site and how failures such as cracking can occur in embankment dams. The Quaternary geology encountered at the site from the Ontario Geological Survey was Whiteshell Till, Labradorean Glaciofluvial, Whylie Formation, Whitemouth Lake Till, Brenna Formation, Poplar River Formation, and Holocene Deposit. Within the clay fill, the undrained shear strengths for WMP Dam 1 and Dam 2 indicated a range from 50 kPa
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