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What controls the height of the world's mountains?

A new study comes to answer an interesting question. What determines the height of the earth's mountains? Mountains are formed as a result of plate tectonics, the theory that describes the movement o...

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China directs attention to solar and wind power: Beginning of an end for vast dam projects

China is leaning towards utilizing wind and solar power, something that will alter the country's strategy on mega-dam projects. China has great potential for hydropower generation. Its rivers flow fr...

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Japan devastated by extreme floods and landslides: At least 58 casualties

At least 58 people have been reported dead after a series of extreme rainfalls in Japan. For over a week, southwestern Japan has received a record amount of precipitation resulting in floods and land...

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National Dam Safety Progam: Expert Video Series by FEMA


In an effort to promote awareness on Dam Safety, an issue that is increasingly pertinent, particularly for the ageing infrastructure of the United States, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (F...

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GeoWorld reaches 20,000 registered members!

We are pleased to announce that GeoWorld, the biggest online professional networking site for geotechnical engineers and associated fields, has now reached 20,000+ active members listed from the worl...

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Meet GINTEC Array Displacement Meter

GINTEC Array Displacement Meter, ADM, deformation monitor system is an ultra-high accuracy (0.1mm), real-time monitor system. The system is composed of an Array deformation sensor, a data acquisition...

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Monitoring Dam Break Simulation Experiment with GINTEC Array Displacement Meter

GINTEC conducted a national dam-break simulation experiment utilizing the new GINTEC Array Displacement Meter ADM deformation monitor system. The purpose of the experiment was to simulate an earth da...

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Keller is taking a lead role on a Miami transport project

Keller will participate in a Miami project in which, for the first time in 50 years, auger cast piles will be utilized. The $800 million Signature Bridge is part of a major regeneration plan in Mia...

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GRL Engineer’s Pennsylvania Office Provides Remote Testing Services to Help Meet Construction Project Timelines

GRL Engineers, Inc. has provided reliable testing services and analyses in the deep foundations industry for over 40 years. Known for quick response-time, the engineering firm covers testing througho...

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History of Torque Correlation (Kt) Factor

Gary Seider, Engineering Manager at Hubbell Power Systems, recently posted an interesting story on CHANCE® Foundation Solutions Blog about the origin and development of the Torque Correlation (Kt) Fa...

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Keller teams keep infrastructure projects alive despite the COVID-19 outburst

Keller teams across the world are doing everything they can to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and keep projects running safely wherever possible. In certain cases, Keller Colleagues...

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The phenomenon of Quick Clays

Introduction Quick clay refers to a specific type of clayey material that experiences a significant loss of strength when it is disturbed. Quick clays are glaciomarine formations that can be...

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What is Geotechnical Engineering?

Geotechnical Engineering has been - throughout the years - an often overlooked but nonetheless integral part of human endeavors towards progress. Everything around us is supported by soil or rock and...

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Triaxial Compression Test in Rock

Introduction Triaxial tests are widely used in geotechnical engineering both in soil and rock mechanics. Specimens are axially loaded to failure while a confining pressure is constantly applied. A...

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EERI Webinar: Case Studies of Financial Decision-Making using Near Real time Post Earthquake Information, by Dr. David J. Wald

In a 2019 webinar, offered by the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Young Members Committee, Dr. David J. Wald, Seismologist at the U.S. Geological Survey, explains how several newly d...

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Direct Shear Test

Introduction The Direct Shear Test is an experimental procedure conducted in geotechnical engineering practice and research that aims to determine the shear strength of soil materials. Shear str...

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Limit State Design Framework for Geosynthetic Reinforced Structures - Burmister Lecture 2020, by Prof. Dov Leshchinsky

For the 2020 Burmister Lecture, Emeritus Professor Dov  Leshchinsky of University of Delaware focuses on Limit State Stability Analysis of Geosynthetic Reinforced Structures. In this one-hour long...

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2019 Geotechnical Business Directory

This unique annual business directory includes 9,000+ professionals and 700+ 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...