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Slope Stability Analysis of an Open Pit with Weak Layers, Using RS3 and Slide3

The Limit Equilibrium Methods (LEMs) and Finite Element Methods (FEMs) are extensively used in slope stability analysis to identify critical failure surfaces. Slide3 uses the theories and principles...

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Fleming Award: ground improvement for a seismically qualified facility is the winner

The delivery of an innovative ground engineering solution for a defense related production facility, which met an extensive range of performance criteria in challenging ground conditions, has won thi...

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Rocscience | Christmas is Coming Early for RocFall2 and RocFall3 users

In April 2022, RocFall3 was introduced to the software suite adding more capabilities to your rockfall analysis with 3D simulation. As a year-end gift, RocFall2 and RocFall3 are set to release a numb...

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Waimea Water: update on dam construction project

The major dam project located on the Lee River will increase water to aquifers that supply Richmond, Brightwater, Mapua, and other urban areas along the Waimea Plain once complete – which is expected...

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Green light for the Swedish rail tunnel construction

The 1.6-kilometre Ersmark tunnel will be constructed in Sweden by Spanish contractor Comsa in a consortium with Nortúnel S.A. After some delay due to an appeal, the Swedish Transport Administration (...

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Rocscience | Shear Strength Reduction Analysis – the Gift that Keeps Giving

The "gift that keeps on giving" is a famous English phrase that implies a gift that gives enjoyment again and again. Per this definition, the Shear Strength Reduction (SSR) method of slope stability...

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Geopier Installation Below the Groundwater Table and Heavy Load Support Myths

Geopier recently launched their own versin of MythBusters under the ASCE website, where they dispel some of the Geopier® related myths circulating in the design-build world. On their first article th...

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Using Terzaghi’s Equation in Foundation Design

Theoretical models to predict the capacity of helical piles are based on Soil Mechanics and an appropriate mechanism of failure, depending on the geometry of the pile/anchor and the type of soil. Usi...

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Keller ranks #1 on on Excavation and Foundation firms for 2022 ENR

Engineering News Record (ENR) ranks Keller #1 Excavation and Foundation firm for 2022. This is Keller’s fourth year holding this top position. Before 2019, this position was held by Keller company Ha...

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Material Reuse through geoBIM at HS2 Phase 1 – Area North Earthworks: Winner of Bentley Systems Going Digital Awards on Geotechnical Engineering

The 90-kilometer HS2 Phase 1 rail route has approximately 25 million cubic meters of material earmarked for excavation, which is equivalent to 10,000 Olympic swimming pools, making the volume of ea...

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Vibration monitoring

Vibrations In simple words, a vibration is a rapid back and forth motion. Construction activities causes vibrations which generate different body and surface waves. These waves travel through the...

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Geotechnical Engineering Practice in the Mycenaen Civilization (1600-1100 BC)

by Dimitrios Zekkos, John Manousakis, Adda G. Athanasopoulos Reference: Zekkos, D., Manousakis, J., Athanasopoulos, A. (2005), “Geotechnical engineering practice in the Mycenaean Civilization (1600...

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Buchanan Lecture 2021: video available

The following material has been provided by ASCE President and Distinguished Professor and Buchanan Chair Holder Jean-Louis Briaud of Texas A&M University. The 2021 Buchanan Lecture, held on Nove...

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New ISSMGE TC304 Course on “Probability Analysis in Civil Engineering” by Dr. Jie Zhang

Professor Jie Zhang of Tongji University (China) is delivering a course on Probability Analysis in Civil Engineering under the auspices of the Virtual University of the International Society of Soil...

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In Memoriam: Distinguished Professor Paul G. Marinos (1944-2021)

The following obituary was prepared and presented by the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG). May the earth be light to you, rest in peace Prof. Paul Mari...

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2022 Geotechnical Business Directory

This unique annual business directory includes 26,000+ 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...