Bentley SIG Workshop – Geotechnical Analysis: Seismic Behavior of Fine-grained Soils Using PM4Silt begins on Mar 9th 2021
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Cliff collapse swept away a cemetery in Italy

A landslide carried away a cemetery situated at the edge of a cliff in northern Italy. The incident occurred on February 22, 2021, in a coastal area near the Italian city of Genoa. The cemetery that...

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PLAXIS 2D/3D CONNECT Edition V21 introduced the Fluid model, a new User Defined Soil Model (UDSM)

This constitutive model has been specifically created to simulate the effects of free water on water-retaining structures and quay walls or any other situation involving fluid-structure interaction....

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Keller expands local presence in Montreal, Quebec

Keller announced a new office in Montreal, Quebec, following an agreement to acquire the local TreviGroup assets. The acquisition furthers Keller’s commitment to the Quebec and Eastern Canadian marke...

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Helical piles solution for extending London Heathrow Airport's rail fuel terminal platform

In order to extend the rail fuel terminal platform by 328 feet, which would allow for a two-fold increase in the amount of fuel that could be delivered by rail, solutions to overcome undesirable buil...

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Introduction to Slope Stability

General Slopes are typically categorized in two types: natural and artificially-made slopes. Natural slopes are formed due to physical processes that include plate tectonics and weathering...

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PLAXIS CONNECT Edition V21 Upgrade Information

With the introduction of PLAXIS 2D/3D CONNECT Edition V21, Bentley Systems have made some changes to the licensing system to offer more streamlined access to their newest, most advanced capabilities....

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Cloud-Based Borehole Logging & Geotechnical Data Management Software

NovoTech Software announced that their cloud-based borehole logging software is now ready, and they are planning to offer FREE corporate licenses (5 sub-users) to the first 20 companies! So save you...

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OpenGround Cloud Data Collector Released on Google Play Store

The OpenGround product team is proud to announce release of the Android application, Data Collector.Data Collector is an integrated tablet optimized data capture solution for OpenGround Cloud, Bentle...

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The Benefits of Deep Foundation Training for Contractors and Installers

Gain the support of a network of foundation experts. Your local team of foundation experts have a wealth of experience in deep foundation products, installation, engineering, equipment, troubleshoo...

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Keller's water treatment expertise helps DC project

While Keller is renowned throughout the world for its wide range of geotechnical solutions, perhaps less well-known is its expertise in groundwater behavior and decontamination. A good example of thi...

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A list of Videos on Laboratory Testing to support Online Instruction

Introduction In the wake of the continuing spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disease, and the concerns of the health, safety and well-being of the communities at academic institutions around t...

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In Memoriam: Distinguished Professor Richard D. Woods (1935-2021)

The following obituary is distributed through the United States Universities Council on Geotechnical Education and Research (USUCGER) by Prof. Roman Hryciw of the University of Michigan. 4th Septem...

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Horizontal Soil Subgrade Reaction in Pile Foundations

Introduction The horizontal Soil Subgrade Reaction in Pile Foundations is often determined using the Brom’s method (Broms, 1964). The method is widely used as it takes into co...

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Zoom Meeting: Advice for Students Interested in Conducting Research in Geoenvironmental Engineering

A Zoom Meeting (~2 hours) on “Advice for Students Interested in Conducting Research in Geoenvironmental Engineering” was held on Dec 21, 2020. The meeting was intended for graduate students...

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Soil Subgrade Reaction in Pile Foundations

Introduction Soil subgrade reaction in pile foundations is mostly based on theory of elasticity. Piles are subjected to vertical and lateral loads as well as moment loads. Therefore, the...

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Effect of Embedment on Soil Subgrade Reaction

Introduction The static stiffness of a soil-foundation system tends to increase with the depth and the embedment of a foundation. Subsequently, the settlement of the ground is decreased....

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Soil Subgrade Reaction in Flexible Foundations

Introduction When a foundation is not rigid, the stress distribution and the modulus of subgrade reaction depends on its flexural rigidity. Due to the flexibility of the foundatio...

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Kim Dong-Soo, pioneer in geotechnical engineering, dies at 59

7th March 1961 – 3rd November 2020 The following obituary is distributed by Dr. Choong-gi Chung, President of Korean Geotechnical Society, Professor, Dept. of Civil & Environ. Eng., Seoul Nationa...


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2020 Geotechnical Business Directory

This unique annual business directory includes 20,000+ professionals and 900+ companies and organizations in the geotechnical engineering profession. Powered by GeoWorld, the professional network for...

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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...