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41 trapped tunnel workers rescued after 17 days in India

The operation to rescue 41 workers trapped in a collapsed tunnel in India ended successfully on late Tuesday, November 28. Furthermore, as was previously reported, the workers had been trapped appro...

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EU’s largest geothermal district heating system construction starts in Denmark

Drilling has recently commenced in Aarhus, Denmark, on the first wells of what is going to be the European Union’s largest geothermal district heating system. Furthermore, Project Aarhus is going to...

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Sydney’s 24-kilometer underground junction opens soon

Rozelle Interchange, Sydney’s new 24-kilometer underground junction, is scheduled to open within the coming weeks. Furthermore, the Rozelle Interchange is one of the most complex underground junctio...

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Oil spill leaves more than 1 million gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Coast Guard has been investigating the source of an oil spill near Louisiana, which has caused an estimated 1.1-million-gallon leak in the Gulf of Mexico. Furthermore, USA Today reported th...

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Clearwater River Flood Mitigation Solution by Keller North America

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has a long history of overland flooding since 1835, with 17 notable floods, mostly caused by ice jams as the river breaks up. The Municipality has begun a mu...

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Vibro Piers®Ground Improvement at Print Shop Apartment Complex

Keller's design-build Vibro Pier® ground improvement system was the first approved and used in Clark County, Nevada. Built on a parcel of land previously occupied by a screen printing and embroidery...

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Keller ranks #1 on 2023 ENR List

Engineering News Record (ENR) ranks Keller #1 Excavation and Foundation firm for 2023. This is Keller’s fifth year holding this top position. Before 2019, this position was held by Keller company H...

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Introduction to Foundation Engineering using Terzaghi’s Bearing Capacity Equation

Helical pile foundation design is an engineering science, thanks in part to the work of Austrian mechanical engineer Karl von Terzaghi. Learn more about using his equation in this introduction to fou...

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John Wolosick receives Distinguished Service Award

With 45 years in the industry, John is an expert in soil nailing, slope stabilization, and anchored earth retention. Before joining Keller (then Hayward Baker) in 1996, John held various roles in en...

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Intermediate Foundation® Solution for the Pittsburgh Penguins Arena

This project consisted of a construction of a 720,000 square foot, 6-story, metal- and glass-clad oval-shaped arena with an estimated seating capacity of 18,000. Subsurface conditions consisted of at...

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Audio recording of Terzaghi's opening lecture for Engineering Geology at Harvard University and Ralph B. Peck's special lecture

We are very happy to share with you a rare tape, which includes recordings of Karl von Terzaghi and Ralph Peck. The introduction was recorded by Dr. Ralph B. Peck at his home in Urbana, Illinois on A...

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Rockfall Hazard Mitigation

In general, protection measures can be distinguished into two main categories: engineered and non-engineered measures (Turner and Schuster, 2012). Engineered protection measures...

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9.2. Example Problems

Problem 9.1 A square footing of width 2.25m is founded at depth of 1.5m on a sand layer which has the following shear strength properties: c=0, φ=38͒. Determine the total ultimate bearing capacity...

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9.1. Bearing Capacity

Definitions Fig.2 shows the relationship between the settlement and the applied stress on the soil surface. Curve C1 refers to dense soils (general failure), while Curve C2 refers to lose...

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Chapter 9: Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations

A foundation is considered as shallow when its width is greater than its embedment depth (Df ≤ B). Figure 1: Definition of shallow foundation When the ground surface level is different betwee...

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3.3. Graphical Generation of Flow Nets

Flow Nets - Confined Flow Number of flow channels partitions nf = 4 Number of equipotential drops nd = 9  nf/nd = schematic flow net coefficient = 4/9=0.44 A-B: first equipotential...

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3.2. Two Dimensional Flow

When flow is two-dimensional, simple application of Darcy’s law is not enough for the solution of the problem. Considering flow in the x-z plane through a soil particle dx,dy,dz Vεισ= volume...

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2023 Geotechnical Business Directory

This unique annual business directory includes 32,000+ professionals and 1,000+ companies and organizations in the geotechnical engineering profession. Powered by GeoWorld, the professional network fo...

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Practical Soil Dynamics

The objective of this book is to fill some of the gaps in the existing engineering codes and standards related to soil dynamics, concerning issues in earthquake engineering and ground vibrations, by...

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Practical Guide to Green Technology for Ground Engineering

Over the last 50 years there has been rapid development of construction techniques, analytical methods and materials for use in ground engineering. One of the major techniques which has been developed...