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Switzerland is rebuilding village hit by landslide in 2017

Switzerland is planning to invest more than $12.1 million in order to rebuilt infrastructure in the village of Bondo that was hit by a massive landslide in 2017. The village of Bondo, located near th...

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Construction works on skyscraper hit the historic Hudson's building foundation

Construction works in a skyscraper have hit the foundation of the historic J.L. Hudson's department store. Hudson's was a retail department store located in Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan. It was...

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Triaxial Sample Preparation Items

Humboldt has an extensive inventory of all the tools and consumables used for preparing soil samples for triaxial testing. All products adhere to ASTM standards: ASTM D2850, ASTM D2166, ASTM D4767. T...

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Deeper source of volcanic eruptions discovered

A volcanic source in large depth beneath the Earth's surface that used to be undisclosed was recently discovered. Scientists claim that the source is located into the transition zone between the upp...

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A landslide and a wall collapse struck the Indian state of Odisha in less than 2 days: At least 7 fatalities

At least 7 people have died and 8 more were injured after a landslide and a wall collapse occurred in Odisha's Keonjhar and Dhenkanal district in India, respectively. On Saturday, June 8, 2019, three...

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Shaft Area Profile Evaluator (SHAPE) by Pile Dynamics

Drilled shafts are rarely ideal cylinders and irregularities in the shaft construction can affect shaft performance. Shaft Area Profile Evaluator (SHAPE) is the latest addition to Pile Dynamics exten...

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A Portable & Low-Cost Solution For Field Or Lab Testing

Unconfined soil testers allow for quick and accurate determinations of unconfined compressive strength of cohesive soils in intact, remolded or reconstituted condition in the field or lab. Humboldt'...

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Virtual tour of Keller's remarkable geotechnical projects

14 remarkable structures that addressed geotechnical challenges along with the solutions provided by Keller and fellow companies are presented in their 2019 virtual calendar. Hayward Baker was occup...

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Bridge Replacement in Growing Cairo, West Virginia

Cairo, a small town in West Virginia, began growing in truck traffic when the oil and gas industry started taking roots in the city. The old bridge proved to be insufficient for the Average Daily Tra...

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How to prepare a remoulded soil sample for triaxial testing

A procedure that involves the preparation of remoulded soil samples for soil testing is presented by Wykeham Farrance/ CONTROLS Group. Investigation of stress-strain relationships in soil is usually...

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What is geotechnical engineering? People in the streets answer

Let's see a wide range of answers about how common people perceive the term "geotechnics." Geotechnical engineering involves numerous scientific fields including soil and rock mechanics, hydrogeolo...

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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...

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Soil as a three-phase System

Soil deposits consist of the soil particles and the void space between the particles. Soil mass is generally referred to as three-phase system because it consists of solid particles, liquid, and...

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Top 10 Introductory Papers on Macroscopic Soil Plasticity Constitutive Modelling

Top Ten Introductory Papers in Macroscopic Soil Plasticity Constitutive Modelling by Professor Yannis F. Dafalias, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Davis...

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Top 10 papers on Active Faulting

List compiled: July 2005 by Robert H. Sydnor, CEG 968, Engineering Geologist, Seismologist, Hydrogeologist.  Bonilla, Manuel G., and Lienkaemper, James J., 1991, Factors affecting the recognition of...

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Top 10 papers on the properties of Municipal Solid-Waste

Suggested by Dr. Kavazanjian, E., and Dr. Matasovic, N., Geosyntec Consultants, Huntington Beach, California 92648. List compiled in January 2003 Top 10 papers in Alphabetical Order Augello, A.J., Ma...


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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...