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14 casualties after intense flooding and landslides struck South Korea

South Korea was recently hit by floods and landslides that resulted in 14 fatalities. The country is experiencing its longest monsoon period since 2013. According to updates on August 5, 2020, heavy...

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Webinar on Online Geotechnical Instruction in the time of COVID. Recording available

A panelist of six geotechnical engineering Faculty discussed their experience with teaching remotely during COVID times. The panel, organized by the Soil Properties and Modeling Technical Committee o...

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Hubbell utilizes helical piles for a project requiring lateral load capacity

Hubbell used helical piles for the installation of new ballistic barriers in the Dallas Pistol Club, Texas. Helical piles are typically associated with gravity load - force pushing down on the pile a...

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Keller implements ground freezing technique in New York's major tunnel project

Keller applied ground freezing in the largest infrastructure project ever conducted in Suffolk County, New York. Keller is one of the few companies in North America to offer ground freezing technique...

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Earthquakes triggered by landslides

It is widely known that earthquakes can trigger disastrous landslides but, what about the opposite? Can landslides trigger earthquakes? Earthquakes are triggering factors that can activate slope inst...

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GINTEC ADM Array Displacement Meter Technical Features

GINTEC recently summarized the technical features of its ADM series Array Displacement Meter. Features 1 to 4 show the product's main technical innovations. Feature 4: sectional installation design...

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Bentley accomplishes a challenging geotechnical project in Stuttgart

Bentley utilized PLAXIS 3D to accomplish a challenging geotechnical project in Stuttgart, Germany. A new, 14-floor building is being constructed above two fully operational underground tunnels in Stu...

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Bentley’s OpenGround Cloud Platform: Increase the Value of your Geotechnical Data

OpenGround Cloud, Bentley's secure enterprise cloud collaboration platform for geotechnical data management, is capable of empowering teams with access to current and historical project data in a dyn...

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Meet GINTEC Array Displacement Meter

GINTEC Array Displacement Meter, ADM, deformation monitor system is an ultra-high accuracy (0.1mm), real-time monitor system. The system is composed of an Array deformation sensor, a data acquisition...

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Monitoring Dam Break Simulation Experiment with GINTEC Array Displacement Meter

GINTEC conducted a national dam-break simulation experiment utilizing the new GINTEC Array Displacement Meter ADM deformation monitor system. The purpose of the experiment was to simulate an earth da...

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Keller teams keep infrastructure projects alive despite the COVID-19 outburst

Keller teams across the world are doing everything they can to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and keep projects running safely wherever possible. In certain cases, Keller Colleagues...

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Measurement of Specific Gravity of Soils

Introduction Soil is a three-phase material that consists of solid particles and voids which are filled with water and air. The specific gravity (GS) of a soil refers to the ratio of the solid part...

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National Dam Safety Progam: Expert Video Series by FEMA

In an effort to promote awareness on Dam Safety, an issue that is increasingly pertinent, particularly for the ageing infrastructure of the United States, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (F...

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The phenomenon of Quick Clays

Introduction Quick clay refers to a specific type of clayey material that experiences a significant loss of strength when it is disturbed. Quick clays are glaciomarine formations that can be...

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What is Geotechnical Engineering?

Geotechnical Engineering has been - throughout the years - an often overlooked but nonetheless integral part of human endeavors towards progress. Everything around us is supported by soil or rock and...

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Triaxial Compression Test in Rock

Introduction Triaxial tests are widely used in geotechnical engineering both in soil and rock mechanics. Specimens are axially loaded to failure while a confining pressure is constantly applied. A...

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EERI Webinar: Case Studies of Financial Decision-Making using Near Real time Post Earthquake Information, by Dr. David J. Wald

In a 2019 webinar, offered by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Young Members Committee, Dr. David J. Wald, Seismologist at the U.S. Geological Survey, explains how several newly d...

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Direct Shear Test

Introduction The Direct Shear Test is an experimental procedure conducted in geotechnical engineering practice and research that aims to determine the shear strength of soil materials. Shear str...


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2019 Geotechnical Business Directory

This unique annual business directory includes 9,000+ professionals and 700+ 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...