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GRL Engineers, Inc. Open Hawaii Office

GRL Engineers, the Cleveland, OH based deep foundation consulting and testing firm, opens its 12th office location on Oahu, Hawaii. GRL Engineers offer a variety of testing and analysis methods for t...

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Numerical Modelling: On the Importance of an Appropriate Soil Model

The following was prepared by Dr. Ronald B.J. Brinkgreve, and first presented by Virtuosity. Numerical modelling of geotechnical applications requires appropriate soil models to obtain realistic an...

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Western Europe hit by devastating floods: At least 184 people dead

More than 180 people have died in western Europe after record precipitation resulted in extreme floods. The heavy rainfalls initiated on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, and mainly impacted Germany (Rhinela...

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The impact of coastal flooding on traffic resilience: The case of San Francisco Bay Area

A new study suggests that coastal flooding and seawater level rise severely impact the traffic network and safety in San Francisco Bay Area, USA. Seal level rise in California will potentially become...

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M 6.0 earthquake struck near the border of California and Nevada: Rockslides close a major route

A M 6.0 earthquake struck near the California and Nevada border on July 8, 2020. The seismic shock triggered rockslides along a major highway but, fortunately, no injuries were reported. The earthqua...

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Bentley Systems Announces Seequent’s Acquisition of Aarhus GeoSoftware

Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq: BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced that its Seequent business unit has acquired Danish company Aarhus GeoSoftware, a develop...

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Block Model Import & Slope Analysis in Slide3

The industry insight you have as a practicing engineer is valuable. At Rocscience, we are always open to hearing your ideas. Learning about the challenges you face as an engineer often create opportu...

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Frawley Stadium Helical Piles Project

Frawley Stadium is preparing for the 2021 Baseball Season, making necessary improvements to keep this landmark a welcoming venue for seasons to come. Local installer, Breslin Contracting, worked with...

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Improving weak soils with columns of compacted crushed concrete

Keller’s committed to reducing its impact on the environment by offering clients more sustainable solutions wherever possible. Improving weak soils with columns of compacted crushed concrete, recycle...

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How to Model Piles in PLAXIS

The problem of analyzing and designing deep foundations is relevant to many civil engineering structures, because we are commonly and frequently constructing buildings on soft soils. Pile foundation...

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"Geo-Trends Review" fifteenth issue is published!

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

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Slope Stability: Example Analysis

Slope Stability Analysis In this chapter of the series on Slope Stability, a simple example of slope stability analysis will be illustrated. The analysis will be conducted in Sl...

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Liquefaction and Earthquake Modelling in PLAXIS

The following was prepared by Dr. Ronald B.J. Brinkgreve, and first presented by Virtuosity. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering is a special discipline in the geoengineering profession. It require...

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Slope Stability: Critical Failure Surface & Design Factor of Safety

Critical Failure Surface As discussed in the previous chapters of the series on Slope Stability, a single failure surface can be analyzed via various methods that evolved over the ye...

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Arvid Landva (1930-2021)

The following obituary is distributed by Canadian Geotechnical Society on June 2021. It is with sadness that we announce the passing of long-time CGS member, Arvid Landva, on May 4th. Born in Norw...

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Rocscience International Conference 2021 - Lifetime Achievement Session - Dr. Evert Hoek

Recently at the Rocscience International Conference 2021, Dr. Evert Hoek received the Lifetime Achievement Medal for his contributions in the field of Rock Engineering. Below you can watch the sp...

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Slope Stability: The Spencer Method of Slices

Description of Method The Spencer Method of Slices was developed by Spencer in 1967. It is one of the most theoretically rigorous Methods of Slices since it satisfies both force and moment equilibr...

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Slope Stability: The Janbu Method

Description of Method Janbu’s Method was developed by the Norwegian Professor N. Janbu. The method has similar features with the Bishop Method of Slices regarding the assumptions made on the inter...

Creating a detailed 3D FE model of a slope in PLAXIS3D

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Correlated UCS values from PLI

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Bearing Capacity of Soil with Air Packets

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2021 Geotechnical Business Directory

This unique annual business directory includes 23,000+ professionals and 1,000+ companies and organizations in the geotechnical engineering profession. Powered by GeoWorld, the professional network fo...

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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...