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Urban areas at greater risk for landslides due to the effects of precipitation

A new study indicates that urbanized areas are more prone to landslides caused by precipitation than rural areas. Annually, landslides are one of the most severe natural disasters that causes numero...

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The effect of rock shape on rockfall risk assessment

A new study from ETH Zurich university and the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF sheds light on the impact of rock shape on rockfall risk assessment. Evaluating the stability of rock...

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In Memoriam: Distinguished Professor Paul G. Marinos (1944-2021)

The following obituary was prepared and presented by the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG). May the earth be light to you, rest in peace Prof. Paul Mari...

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Keller acquires Subterranean based in Manitoba, Winnipeg

Keller North America (Keller) announces the acquisition of Subterranean (Manitoba) Ltd., a highly respected geotechnical contractor based in Winnipeg, Manitoba and the region’s leading caisson servic...

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Deep Excavation & Shoring Support in Bahrain (PLAXIS Real Life Project)

PLAXIS 3D is a game-changing tool for projects that are 3D in nature and, therefore, require 3D designs to provide appropriate, safe & value-engineering solutions. Learn more about PLAXIS 3D Th...

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Rocscience continues to grow its global footprint with the acquisition of NovoTech Software

We are pleased to announce that we have acquired Vancouver-based geotechnical software provider, NovoTech Software. NovoTech offers a suite of software that compliments our own programs well and will...

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Keller celebrates Global Diversity Awareness Month

October is Global Diversity Awareness Month and an opportunity to celebrate and increase awareness about diversity, and the positive impact it has in the workplace and wider society. Read more on Kel...

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Reserve your virtual seat for YII 2021 and the Going Digital Awards

The Bentley team is back and ready for another amazing Year in Infrastructure and the 2021 Going Digital Awards virtual event featuring Bentley executives, Siemens, AEC Advisors, and our Going Digit...

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“Foundations” of sustainability

For buildings and structures, material selection, energy conservation methods and good water efficiency are important parts to consider when thinking of sustainability. However, thoughts about what c...

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Parameters Variation: Model Customization and Sensitivity Analyses

A well-known engineering challenge in the framework of finite element (FE) analysis-based design is the large number of input factors involved in geotechnical computational models. There is always a...

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"Geo-Trends Review" sixteenth issue is published!

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

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Numerical Modelling: The Soft-Soil and Soft-Soil Creep Model

The following was prepared by Dr. Ronald B.J. Brinkgreve, and first presented by Virtuosity. The term ‘soft soil’ is associated with fine-grained soils (mostly normally-consolidated clays). For examp...

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Numerical Modelling: The Hardening Soil Model

The following was prepared by Dr. Ronald B.J. Brinkgreve, and first presented by Virtuosity. In a previous blog, the importance of using advanced soil models for geotechnical finite element calculati...

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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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Slope Stability: Example Analysis

Slope Stability Analysis In this chapter of the Geoengineer.org 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 Geoengineer.org 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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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...