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An active fault zone poses a threat for infrastructure in Salt Lake City, Utah

According to a new study, a complex fault system beneath Salt Lake City can pose a severe threat to infrastructure if it is activated during an earthquake. Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah with...

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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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The Hoover dam reaches all-time low water level

Hoover Dam, one of the most iconic dams ever constructed, has reached its lowest water level in history. Hoover Dam is an arch-gravity dam made of concrete and is located at the Black Canyon, Colorad...

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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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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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How to Perform Dewatering in PLAXIS

The problem of changing water conditions is omnipresent in geotechnical engineering. Groundwater is systematically found beneath the Earth's surface in soil pore spaces and rock formation fractures....

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Keller cuts project carbon emissions by more than 90%

As the world’s largest geotechnical company, Keller wants to lead the sector in offering products and solutions that contribute towards a more sustainable future. One example of this is in Singapore,...

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Save 20% off to all Bentley Software!

Bentley Systems is celebrating Virtuosity’s anniversary this week and offering 20% off all Bentley software sold on Virtuosity, Bentley’s eStore! Plus every software license comes with training and e...

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Model Structures and Visualize Structural Forces

Soil-structure interaction is a crucial aspect for both geotechnical and structural fields. There is always an interaction between a structure and its foundation … and its proper investigation is an...

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Marsquakes detected by NASA's InSight Mission

NASA's InSight Mars Lander has recently retrieved clear data of two relatively strong quakes that occurred on the Red Planet. The InSight Lander was launched in 2018 and successfully landed on Mars t...

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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...

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Slope Stability: The Bishop Method of Slices

The Bishop Method of Slices The Bishop Method was introduced in 1955 by Alan Wilfred Bishop from the Imperial College in London. It is one of several Methods of Slices developed to assess the st...

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Slope Stability: Introduction to the Method of Slices

Introduction In circular failure surfaces, when the soil is under conditions that allow for partial or full drainage (drained conditions), its shear strength is controlled by both its cohes...

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Slope Stability: Single Free-Body Procedures

As discussed in Mechanics of Slope Stability, the most widely used approach for assessing both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional slope stability is the Limit Equilibrium Method (LEM), i.e., assessing...

Correlated UCS values from PLI

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Bearing Capacity of Soil with Air Packets

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Use of Slag on Road Construction

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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...