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Keller acquires RECON

Acquisition of specialty contractor RECON further strengthens Keller’s product range, sector diversity, and geographic footprint in the industrial services and environmental remediation markets. Kel...

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Two dams fail in China's Inner Mongolia

Torrential rainfalls have caused two dams to fail in Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region of China. The two facilities, known as the Yong’an Dam and the Xinfa Dam are located in the vicinity of Hulun...

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M8.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska

A massive earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska prompting a tsunami alert for a large part of the state and surrounding regions. The seismic shock occurred on July 28, 2021, at 10:15 p.m. local t...

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Bridge destroyed by rockslide in India: At least 9 casualties

A rockslide that occurred in north India resulted in a bridge collapse and in (at least) 9 fatalities. The rockslide struck in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, July 25, 2021. In partic...

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Torrential rains trigger floods and landslides in India: More than 130 casualties

At least 130 people have been reported dead after torrential rains triggered rainfalls and landslides in the Maharashtra State, western India. Regions of low elevation were impacted after the western...

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GRL Engineers, Inc. Open Hawaii Office

GRL Engineers, the Cleveland, OH based deep foundation consulting and testing firm, opens its 12th office location on Oahu, Hawaii. GRL Engineers offer a variety of testing and analysis methods for t...

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Bentley Systems Announces Seequent’s Acquisition of Aarhus GeoSoftware

Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq: BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced that its Seequent business unit has acquired Danish company Aarhus GeoSoftware, a develop...

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Block Model Import & Slope Analysis in Slide3

The industry insight you have as a practicing engineer is valuable. At Rocscience, we are always open to hearing your ideas. Learning about the challenges you face as an engineer often create opportu...

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Frawley Stadium Helical Piles Project

Frawley Stadium is preparing for the 2021 Baseball Season, making necessary improvements to keep this landmark a welcoming venue for seasons to come. Local installer, Breslin Contracting, worked with...

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Improving weak soils with columns of compacted crushed concrete

Keller’s committed to reducing its impact on the environment by offering clients more sustainable solutions wherever possible. Improving weak soils with columns of compacted crushed concrete, recycle...

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Short Survey on the use of Regulations in Geotechnical Engineering Practice

The Corporate Associate Presidential Group (CAPG) of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) is conducting a short 1-min survey on the emergence of regulati...

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Numerical Modelling: On the Importance of an Appropriate Soil Model

The following was prepared by Dr. Ronald B.J. Brinkgreve, and first presented by Virtuosity. Numerical modelling of geotechnical applications requires appropriate soil models to obtain realistic an...

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Slope Stability: Example Analysis

Slope Stability Analysis In this chapter of the series on Slope Stability, a simple example of slope stability analysis will be illustrated. The analysis will be conducted in Sl...

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Liquefaction and Earthquake Modelling in PLAXIS

The following was prepared by Dr. Ronald B.J. Brinkgreve, and first presented by Virtuosity. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering is a special discipline in the geoengineering profession. It require...

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Slope Stability: Critical Failure Surface & Design Factor of Safety

Critical Failure Surface As discussed in the previous chapters of the series on Slope Stability, a single failure surface can be analyzed via various methods that evolved over the ye...

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Arvid Landva (1930-2021)

The following obituary is distributed by Canadian Geotechnical Society on June 2021. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of long-time CGS member, Arvid Landva, on May 4th. Born in Norw...

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Rocscience International Conference 2021 - Lifetime Achievement Session - Dr. Evert Hoek

Recently at the Rocscience International Conference 2021, Dr. Evert Hoek received the Lifetime Achievement Medal for his contributions in the field of Rock Engineering. Below you can watch the sp...

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Slope Stability: The Spencer Method of Slices

Description of Method The Spencer Method of Slices was developed by Spencer in 1967. It is one of the most theoretically rigorous Methods of Slices since it satisfies both force and moment equilibr...

Creating a detailed 3D FE model of a slope in PLAXIS3D

By Sally Simpson, 16 Jul 2021

Correlated UCS values from PLI

By Asoka Kumarasiri Jayawardana, 14 May 2021

Bearing Capacity of Soil with Air Packets

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2021 Geotechnical Business Directory

This unique annual business directory includes 23,000+ 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...