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Rockfall in Glacier National Park killed a 14-year-old girl

A little girl died and 4 members of her family were injured after a rockfall was triggered in Glacier National Park, located on the Canada–United States border in Montana. The incident occurred on Au...

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Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project by GRL Engineers

Hurricane Sandy hit the coastline of New Jersey at the end of October 2012, causing millions of dollars in damages including 750 homes impacted by the storm in Port Monmouth township, New Jersey. The...

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Cliff collapse in Lake Superior, Michigan: Debris nearly miss a group of kayakers

A large section of a sandstone cliff suddenly collapsed into Lake Superior, located in northern Michigan, barely missing a group of kayakers on Monday, August 10, 2019. The kayakers that were taking...

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"Geo-Trends Review" eighth issue is published!

GeoWorld, the biggest online platform for geotechnical engineers, is excited to announce the publication of the eighth issue of "Geo-Trends Review" magazine.  The eighth issue was just distributed a...

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Bentley Systems Announces Finalists in the Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards Program

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, announced on...

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Bender Elements for measuring a soil sample‘s maximum shear modulus

Bender elements allow you to measure the maximum shear modulus (Gmax) of a soil sample to evaluate its stiffness. Gmax (typically with shear strain levels of about 0.001%) is a key parameter in the l...

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Digital strategy for a landslide disaster protection project in West Java, Indonesia

A catastrophic landslide affected the road between Bogor and Cianjur two months before the annual Indonesian Homecoming Festival in West Java. Τhe already terrible traffic situation on West Java’s ma...

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Meet Humboldt’s new Grand Loader with a loading capacity up to 22000 lbf

Humboldt’s new Load Frame, Grand Loader (HM-5040), is designed to handle multiple applications from road construction to high-volume commercial and educational laboratories, which require higher pres...

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Hayward Baker constructed an earth retention system adjacent to the Potomac River

Robinson Landing is a $185 million, mixed-use development that covers a full city block on the Potomac River waterfront in Alexandria, VA. Despite the challenges of working on the Potomac River adjac...

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Pile Dynamics Analyzer – Dynamic Load Tester (PDA-DLT)

Pile Dynamics Analyzer – Dynamic Load Tester (PDA-DLT) was designed specifically for quality assurance testing of drilled foundations, including drilled shafts, bored piles, ACIP and CFA piles. The P...

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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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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...

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...