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Categories of isolated foundation footings

The foundation of a building is constructed in order to transfer the superstructure's load to the ground. An isolated footing is one of the most used types of foundation to support single-columns whe...

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Earthquakes can aggravate sea water level rise

According to a new study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, earthquakes can cause sea level rise even faster than climate change.  Researchers believe that certain regions...

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Hayward Baker worked on the construction of the world's first Guitar-Shaped Hotel

The iconic Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood is undergoing a $1.5 billion expansion, with a gleaming 36-storey, guitar-shaped hotel as its stunning centerpiece. Alongside the glass-fronted hotel o...

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Biggest meteorite impact ever found in UK

Researchers claim to have found the site where the largest meteorite impact in the United Kingdom occurred. The crater was first found in 2008 at about 40 km off the cost of NW Scotland by researcher...

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Magnetism found in Earth's mantle

New evidence come to challenge the current belief that the Earth's mantle is regarded as non-magnetic domain. The study was recently published in Nature Journal and demonstrates that hematite (Fe₂O₃)...

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PLAXIS Online Training: Analysis of Suction Buckets

Another PLAXIS online training has been scheduled for the 27th of June. This online training will demonstrate the practical Use of PLAXIS 3D for the Analysis of Suction Buckets in OC Clay. The presen...

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Triaxial Sample Preparation Items

Humboldt has an extensive inventory of all the tools and consumables used for preparing soil samples for triaxial testing. All products adhere to ASTM standards: ASTM D2850, ASTM D2166, ASTM D4767. T...

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Shaft Area Profile Evaluator (SHAPE) by Pile Dynamics

Drilled shafts are rarely ideal cylinders and irregularities in the shaft construction can affect shaft performance. Shaft Area Profile Evaluator (SHAPE) is the latest addition to Pile Dynamics exten...

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A Portable & Low-Cost Solution For Field Or Lab Testing

Unconfined soil testers allow for quick and accurate determinations of unconfined compressive strength of cohesive soils in intact, remolded or reconstituted condition in the field or lab. Humboldt'...

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Virtual tour of Keller's remarkable geotechnical projects

14 remarkable structures that addressed geotechnical challenges along with the solutions provided by Keller and fellow companies are presented in their 2019 virtual calendar. Hayward Baker was occup...

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What is geotechnical engineering? People in the streets answer

Let's see a wide range of answers about how common people perceive the term "geotechnics." Geotechnical engineering involves numerous scientific fields including soil and rock mechanics, hydrogeolo...

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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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Top 10 Introductory Papers on Macroscopic Soil Plasticity Constitutive Modelling

Top Ten Introductory Papers in Macroscopic Soil Plasticity Constitutive Modelling by Professor Yannis F. Dafalias, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Davis...

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Top 10 papers on Active Faulting

List compiled: July 2005 by Robert H. Sydnor, CEG 968, Engineering Geologist, Seismologist, Hydrogeologist.  Bonilla, Manuel G., and Lienkaemper, James J., 1991, Factors affecting the recognition of...

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Top 10 papers on the properties of Municipal Solid-Waste

Suggested by Dr. Kavazanjian, E., and Dr. Matasovic, N., Geosyntec Consultants, Huntington Beach, California 92648. List compiled in January 2003 Top 10 papers in Alphabetical Order Augello, A.J., Ma...


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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...