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  SULIS - Sustainable Urban Landscape Information Series: U of MN.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A berm is a mound of earth with sloping sides that is located between areas of approximately the same elevation.
Consider alternatives such as grading the top of the berm to be smoothly convex and the toes of the berm, at the base, to be smoothly concave.
Berms should appear to be gradually emerging from the original grade rather than rising as an abrupt bump.
www.sustland.umn.edu /implement/soil_berms.html   (1940 words)

Berm is an unsung superstar from New Zealand.
Berm questions & expositions a myriad of contemporary & ultimate lyrical & philosophical questions all adorned in a marvelous layer of music that is utterly self created & forms perspectives of pain & redemption, survival & success.
Berm is ultimately one of the unsung heroes of the world independent music movement & to say that he is anything but an undiscovered rainbow of musical melodic hybrid original passion, inspiration & vision, would be an understatement.
www.itsaboutmusic.com /berm.html   (450 words)

 deseretnews.com | 'Berm' around Baghdad planned
Whether a trench or a berm, however, the defensive plan would be a massive, difficult undertaking.
Berms have been used as a defensive measure in the past by the U.S. military, which threw one up around an entire village north of Baghdad last year and erected another along much of the Syrian border.
The trench —; or berm — will be implemented in the third phase of the three-step security plan launched June 15 by the Iraqi government, he said.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,645201958,00.html   (813 words)

 My berm has lots of weeds in it or is damaged - can you help?
Berm Assistance is for people who are able to do the work themselves.
Berm Maintenance is for people who are unable to do the repair work themselves.
After the berm is inspected, you will receive a leaflet informing you what type of work is required and when the work will start.
www.ccc.govt.nz /quickanswers/Streets/Berms/F3273.asp   (507 words)

 Wordwizard Clubhouse - change in the meaning of the word berm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
My understanding of BERM was a mound /bank of earth usually used as a protective visual/sound barrier or placed against an exterior wall or walls of a house or other building as protection against extremes of temperature.
BERM is first recorded in 1854 (as ‘berm-bank’), in the sense of ‘the bank of a canal opposite the towing path.’ So now the term had evolved from the flat path adjoining a slope or bank to the bank itself.
BERM noun: 1) a narrow shelf, path, or ledge typically at the top or bottom of a slope; also a mound or wall of earth or sand berm> 2) the shoulder of a road.
wordwizard.com /ch_forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6284   (1773 words)

 Barrier berm to block freeway noise on the North Basin Strip in the Eastshore State Park
The proposed berm is entirely south of the park boundary, which is well south of the northern end of Cesar Chavez Park.
Objection to a berm between the North Basin Strip and the freeway appears to be based on the desire to preserve views from car windows.
The slope of this berm is about 32%, which would require a footprint only 75 feet wide for a 12 ft high berm.
www.well.com /user/pk/waterfront/EastshoreStatePark/Berm.html   (725 words)

 Making a Prairie Berm
However, the berm also incorporates assorted rocks, cement pieces, and logs; all arrived in the fill and were covered as the bobcat packed the fill and shaped the berm.
I divided the berm into four sections and sowed one section at a time to help ensure that the seed was distributed fairly evenly over the entire berm.
The birds descended on the new berm and began to feast.
www.lesslawn.com /articles/article1063.html   (682 words)

 Landscaping a berm
Because a berm is a steep slope, unless it's full of concrete or made of stolid, compacted clay, it is going to drain fast; water will tend to roll down it before it soaks in.
As you plan this berm, make sure the side slope is not too steep to avoid washing in heavy rain and make it easier for you to plant and maintain your plants.
The berm was set yesterday...the dirt they used was very nice...very clean...it had a good sand/dirt content...not very clay-ey.
www.suite101.com /discussion.cfm/14901/104273   (1535 words)

 Mexican Berm Near Columbus, N.M., Draws Concern
The berm also has provided cover for people on the Mexican side who pelted U.S. Border Patrol agents with rocks, and American officials are troubled that the berm was put up without any consultation or planning with the U.S. side.
Espinoza said he didn't know about the berm until he was contacted about two weeks ago by representatives from the office of U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. Espinoza said his primary concern is that water flows redirected by the berm could affect Columbus.
Rick Moody, agent in charge of the Border Patrol's Deming station, said he was concerned the berm could contribute to flooding at the port of entry or, if breached, send a "wall of water" into Palomas.
www.banderasnews.com /0612/nw-mexberm.htm   (672 words)

 Northoftampa: Berm may solve flooding problem
Pinellas County and Oldsmar officials have come up with at least a temporary solution to the problem: a proposed 18-inch-high berm that would stretch about 1,000 feet from Vollmer Avenue toward the retention pond at the new office complex being built for Nielsen Media Research.
Vollmer would have to give officials permission to construct the berm across his property, and he said he's not convinced yet.
Pleso was hesitant to put a time frame on how long construction of the berm would take.
www.sptimes.com /2003/05/30/Northoftampa/Berm_may_solve_floodi.shtml   (748 words)

 BERM 10 (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Papers presented at BERM 10 may be submitted to either of two journals for publication in special issues dedicated to reference materials and BERM 10: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry or Accreditation and Quality Assurance.
Submission of a manuscript is not required; however, symposium organizers encourage all participants at BERM 10 to submit manuscripts based on their presentations (or other reference-material-related activities) for publication in the special issues of either journal.
Manuscripts should be submitted on-line to the journal of the author’s choice by June 3, 2006, to be considered for the BERM special issues.
www.csc.noaa.gov.cob-web.org:8888 /berm/pubs.html   (120 words)

 Spill Containment Berms For Fuel Spills From Dawg®
Spill Containment Berm Diverts, Dikes and Contains Fluids Around Machinery, Wash down Areas and Potential Problem Spill Areas Where a Blocker is Needed.
This versatile spill berm can be used around small circular drains (see inset) or connect two or more together to custom fit larger containment areas.
Long lasting polyurethane berm is non-absorbent and chemical resistant to oil, water and most chemicals.
www.dawginc.com /secondary-spill-containment/containment-berms.php   (254 words)

 Nor E First Response Ride-Side Berm Secondary Containment for Vehicles
Specifically designed for vehicles, the Drive-Over Berm's collapsible walls will allow vehicles to enter and exit without manual assistance.
Ideal for vehicle washdown or decontamination, remote site refuelling or temporary secondary containment around tanker trucks, the rugged design of the Drive-Over Berm will allow it to be used in the toughest environments.
Berm is suitable for containment of a variety of
www.nor-e.com /containments/Ride-SideBerm.htm   (179 words)

 Corner-lot privacy with berm of broken concrete and plants Sunset - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The streetside berm resulted from back-yard remodeling: Williams built it with soil and broken concrete removed from the yard when a patio was ripped out and pool installed.
A curving swath of lawn runs between the berm and planting beds next to the house.
Taller plants such as agapanthus, daylilies, marguerites, raphiolepis, and roses cap the highest portions, while the lower slopes and pockets in the concrete wall are planted with needlepoint ivy and white alyssum.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1216/is_v177/ai_4372293   (349 words)

 Berm House Construction
A berm house shares these concerns, but not to the extremes of a true underground.
A berm house is one that is built and then the earth is mounded against the walls and sometimes over the roof.
In the interim, it was decided in the summer of 2004 that we should build a smaller place to use as a 'headquarters' for the building of the berm house.
bermhouse.s-3d.com   (357 words)

 Planning a native grass berm
I happen to know a retired couple who recently decided to create a berm along the front of their home to help buffer the wind.
In addition to the "buffering quality" the berm would provide, this well-intentioned couple also expected the berm would add to the aesthetic value of their property.
They proceed with seeding a low-grow, dryland grass mix with wildflowers as soon as the berm is in place (this was last September).
www.colostate.edu /Depts/CoopExt/4DMG/Garden/berm.htm   (541 words)

 Northoftampa: Berm built in front yard can stay
CARROLLWOOD -- The homeowner who built a large berm in his front yard to shield traffic and block his view of a cemetery on Armenia Avenue was granted the variance he needed.
They said that by building a berm instead of a fence, Goss had sidestepped county rules limiting front yard fence heights.
The berm has been topped off with a row of palm trees standing 8 to 10 feet high.
www.sptimes.com /News/120300/Northoftampa/Berm_built_in_front_y.shtml   (312 words)

 Landscaping and Berms (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The current proposal is to make a small berm that preserves the Southern view if viewed from a distance, but has the trade-offs of being louder, and not blocking the view of traffic as you get closer to the berm.
A tall berm is now planned on the east side of this stretch of highway, and the community is suggesting that it be made even taller in order to obscure as much traffic as possible when viewed from Bonita Highlands.
The community is suggesting making this berm as tall as possible with some undulating curves to avoid a harsh linear appearance, and simply replanting the berm with the same native grasses to match the surrounding hillsides.
www.bonitatrails.org.cob-web.org:8888 /Highway125/mitigate/landscap.htm   (2460 words)

 cbs2chicago.com - Christ Statue, Berm Has Neighbors At Odds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Meacham says he built a berm underneath it, causing Meacham's yard to flood.
"The berm was already here when we moved in only it was grass," he said.
A photo taken by Roger Meacham in Downers Grove shows water he says was caused when his neighbor built a berm for a statue of Jesus Christ.
cbs2chicago.com /local/local_story_285192550.html   (413 words)

 Portable one piece spill containment berm
If rough or rocky ground is a concern, use a ground mat underneath your berm to help prevent puncturing the membrane.
This mat will help cushion the berm from any sharp edges on the ground that might otherwise puncture the containment unit.
Add extra puncture protection for your spill berm from rocks that might be stuck in the vehicle tires.
www.interstateproducts.com /berm_options.htm   (150 words)

 Crossing the Berm
CAMP WILSON, IRAQ - ‘Crossing the berm’ … to Soldiers, it means passing through the rough-hewn sand wall that separates Iraq and Kuwait ― the place, in space and time, that they begin to face potential combat.
Recently, some Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division crossed the berm for a second time.
The division’s 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, entered Iraq in early February on an approach march to its area of operations north of Baghdad.
www.42id.army.mil /newsstory/crossingtheberm_story.htm   (989 words)

 Book Excerpts - The Berm
We push the sand down to make a berm, a protection from any stray wave that may encroach.
The water begins to encroach on the walls of the berm.
Since Berm #1 is under steady siege, I want to be sure to protect our blankets and bags.
www.aphroditeinjeans.com /excerpts/berm.html   (523 words)

 Berm it: give your garden a lift with a landscaped mound Sunset - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
They built the simple berm shown here for Eric and Terry Nelson of Beaverton, Oregon, and planted fast-growing incense cedars on it to conceal a large RV parked beyond the fence.
On a slope, water can accumulate on the uphill side of the berm, so don't put one where it will interfere with runoff ("You want a berm, not a dam," says Prunty).
Plant the berm, mixing an all-purpose fertilizer (such as a 15-15-15 formula) into the backfill.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1216/is_4_213/ai_n6247374   (400 words)

The BERM facility consists of greenhouses, a small laboratory and a series of reservoirs and mesocosms.
The tidal changes in the estuarine mesocosms are produced by a programmed filling and the draining of water from the Skidaway River.
An example would be studies that follow the transformation of natural metals and organics during passage through pore water sediment and tissues.
www.skio.peachnet.edu /resources/berm.php   (219 words)

 DefenseLINK News: Soldiers, Iraqis Building Berm to Protect Village
The berm is intended to keep insurgent fighters out of the village, which has suffered from a recent spike in violence.
An overwhelming majority of those at the meeting agreed that a berm would prevent outsiders from using the village as a safe haven.
Work on the berm is expected to continue for several days.
www.defenselink.mil /news/Jan2006/20060106_3855.html   (329 words)

 Berm Benders Motocross - Mora, MN
Berm Benders would like to thank everyone for their help and support during the 2005 race season.
Thanks for coming to Berm Benders and making the weekend a ton of fun for riders and staff alike.
J and D Trailers from Pine City, MN will be a 2005 sponsor at Berm Benders and will be giving away an enclosed trailer.
www.bermbenders.com   (569 words)

 Spill Containment Spill Berms (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Spill Berms in any size for oil, fuel, and chemical spill containment.
tools are used to ensure a superior finished berm at a fair price.
berms or pop-up pool to meet your spill containment or drum storage requirements.
www.interstateproducts.com.cob-web.org:8888 /spill_berms.htm   (239 words)

 Earth-Berm Water Bars
Use the excavated material to build a berm on the downhill side of the trench.
To make a water bar easier to drive over, widen it by increasing the distance between the bottom of the dip and the top of the berm, maintaining the correct height.
Rebuild berms as needed if they are damaged by logging equipment.
www.extension.umn.edu /distribution/naturalresources/DD6972.html   (516 words)

 AOAC International | Technical Divisions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
International Symposium on Biological and Environmental Reference Materials, BERM 10, will be held in Charleston, South Carolina, USA on April 30 — May 4, 2006.
As a continuation of the symposia series, held alternately in the EU and the USA since 1983, BERM 10 is intended as a forum to address issues related to the development of biological and environmental reference materials and their role in the quality assurance of analytical measurements.
The scientific program for BERM 10 will focus on the role of CRMs in the analytical measurement process, with emphasis on CRMs related to public health, such as clinical laboratory medicine, food safety and nutrition labeling, and environmental monitoring.
www.aoac.org /divisions/BERM_10.htm   (128 words)

 Design Solutions For Small Business :: BERM Solutions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
We specialize in creating a look and design for your company that will allow you to "brand" the idea of who you are and what you do.
Whether you are in the market for a company logo, business card design or website development, BERM Solutions can help you with all of your design wants and needs.
Feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions about BERM Solutions.
www.bermsolutions.com   (97 words)

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