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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 en...

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Huge rockfall in Boulder Canyon triggered by blasting works

A huge rockfall caused by blasting works closed a highway located near Boulder, Colorado. The rockslide occurred on September 11, 2019. The scheduled blast was supposed to take down about 305 m3. How...

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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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Vol. 5, Issue 1 of the IJGCH has been released!

We are pleased to announce the special Issue #1 of Volume #5 of the International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories, an official Journal of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geo...

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Eldorado receives permits for Greek gold mines exploitation

According to the Canadian Eldorado Gold Corp, the Greek government granted installation permits for both Skouries and Olympias gold mine projects on September 2, 2019. Skouries and Olympians mines ar...

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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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Petrochemical Sump and Pipe Support by Hayward Baker

Hayward Baker worked on a sheet pile & helical pile installation in restricted access conditions in a busy petrochemical facility. The client added a new sump area and needed to support the new c...

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HeliCAP® V3.0 – The Premier Tool for Confident Helical Engineering.

Hubbell Power Systems, Inc (HPS), an international leader in earth anchoring, has released HeliCAP® Helical Capacity Design Software Version 3. HeliCAP® V3.0 is interactive software that helps you so...

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Cross-Hole Analyzer (CHAMP-Q) by Pile Dynamics

The Cross-Hole Analyzer determines the quality and consistency of the concrete of drilled shafts, slurry walls, bored piles, cast-in-situ piles and other types of concrete foundations.  PDI’s Cross-H...

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Announcing the launch of the new Website!

We are extremely pleased to announce the launch of the new 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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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...

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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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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...