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Soils Engineer Retires Corps

Anchorage Times (AK); Business-Financial; July 29, 1976 One of Alaska’s few experts on permafrost, and an internationally recognized soil foundations engineer – Erwin “Irv” Long of the Alaska District, Corps of Engineers – retired this month after 28 years of Federal Service. Among his patented inventions relating to construction in permafrost areas is the Long Thermo – pile, a device which as been used to stabilize several structures built by the Corps in Alaska. Long, …

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