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Imelda tropical storm strikes Texas: 2 people dead and hundreds rescued

Imelda storm hit a large region of Texas on September 19, 2019. 2 people were reported dead and over 1,000 people were rescued. In total, the storm affected more than 6 million people and has severel...

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GEO5 2019 Spring Update - Tutorials and Documentation

GEO5 is a software suite, providing solutions for the majority of geotechnical tasks. It consists of a wide range of powerful programs based on analytical methods and the Finite Element Method. Indiv...

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New volcanic eruption prediction model

Researchers from the University of Illinois and the University of Michigan have developed a new technique to predict a volcanic eruption. In the new study, published in the Journal Geophysical Resear...

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Keller lays foundation for Aston Martin tower

Keller's business units HJ Foundation and Hayward Baker worked on the foundation system of one of Miami’s most prestigious, eye-catching developments – an Aston Martin-branded residential tower. Asto...

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Soil hydraulic properties affected by climate change

According to a new study, published in the journal Science Advances, soil hydraulic properties can be affected by altered precipitation caused by climate change. The impact of climate change could re...

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Wykeham Farrance, the Soil Testing Laboratories most trusted partner since 1941

Wykeham Farrance (WF) is one of the longest established manufacturing companies in the world of Geotechnical Testing Systems. It has always been synonymous with high technology and quality for over...

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PLAXIS CONNECT Edition v20.0 is now available

With the joint release of PLAXIS 2D CONNECT Edition V20 and PLAXIS 3D CONNECT Edition V20, geotechnical analysis enters Bentley’s CONNECTED Data Environment (CDE): an open, integrated framework to e...

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CHANCE® RS4500 Helical Piles

CHANCE® RS4500.337 Helical Piles provide an excellent solution for applications in soft soils requiring considerable lateral resistance or when buckling concerns exist. With a 4.5” outside diameter a...

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Meet Humboldt’s Pneumatic Consolidation Machine

The Con-Matic Pneumatic Consolidation Machine, HM-5432.3F, is a compact and easy-to-use, pneumatic consolidation load frame that is used to estimate the rate and amount of settlement anticipated for...

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Quality Assurance Testing at Harbor River Bridge by GRL Engineers

The known vacation destination, Harbor Island, is accessed through this drawbridge, located on US-21 in South Carolina. Bridge’s capacity is no more sufficient and the narrow lanes present potential...

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Announcing the launch of the new Geoengineer.org Website!

We are extremely pleased to announce the launch of the new Geoengineer.org website. The new State of the Art website does not just have a beautiful design, a modern architecture and new content. It a...

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Education

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The Only Film of Karl Terzaghi featuring also Casagrande, Schaffernak, and Forchheimer

Geoengineer.org is extremely pleased to make available to what is, to date, the only film featuring Karl Terzaghi and colleagues. The original material was provided by Prof. Bengt H. Fellenius on O...

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Photo of the 1st International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering that was held in 1936 in Harvard

This is a photo of the attendees of the 1st International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering that was held in 1936 in Harvard. This high-resolution photo was re-published in t...

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Guajataca Dam Spillway Failure

Contributed by: Alesandra C. Morales-Vélez (Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering at UPRM). Hurricanes Irma and María were classified as category 5 hurricanes on the Saffir-Simpson hu...

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Bull’s Liver Soil

This is a video of rock flour, also known as Bull’s liver. Although it is fine grained, and is commonly confused to be clayey, it is essentially a silt, with particles of quartz grounded to small s...

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Reliability of Shallow Foundation Design Using the Standard Penetration Test

Download paper, available by permission of the publisher. Reference: Zekkos, D.P., Bray, J.D., Der Kiureghian, A. (2004), “Reliability of shallow foundation design using the standard penetration test...

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Attemberg Limits

The consistency and behavior of a clayey soil is different as are the engineering properties at varying degrees of moisture content. Thus, the boundary between each state can be defined based on a ch...

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Water Content (w)

The water content (w), also known as natural water content or natural moisture content, is the ratio of the weight of water to the weight of the solids in a given mass of soil. This ratio is usuall...

Books

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2018 Geotechnical Business Directory

This unique annual business directory includes 8,000+ professionals and 600+ companies and organizations in the geotechnical engineering profession. Powered by GeoWorld, the professional network for g...

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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...