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Landslide struck a house near Carmarthen, UK: Family barely escapes

A family barely escaped before debris from a landslide hit their residence. The incident occurred on September 29, 2019. The house is located between the villages of Cynwyl Elfed and Bronwydd and the...

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Keller wins global projects award for work on the Follo Line Project in Norway

Keller’s work on the prestigious Follo Line Project in Norway has won an Award of Merit in the Rail category at the ENR (Engineering News-Record) Global Best Projects competition. The annual contest...

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Rice irrigation affected a massive, earthquake-induced landslide in Indonesia

Back in 2018, massive landslides were triggered after a Mw 7,5 earthquake struck the city of Palu, Indonesia. According to a new study, published in Nature Journal, rice irrigation may have exacerbat...

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Yellowknife sandpits almost vanished

The sandpits in Yellowknife, a city located in North Canada, are almost gone after a long period of excavation conducted for construction purposes started back in the 1970s. The 11,000-year-old sedim...

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Installation and Efficiency of Common Helical Couplings

CHANCE engineers Jason Herron and Joseph Brown will present on the Installation and Efficiency of Common Helical Couplings at the DFI 44th Annual Conference in Chicago on Thursday, October 17. ABSTRA...

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Pocket Penetrometer for fast estimates of unconfined compressive strength of cohesive soils

The pocket penetrometer is specified for use by OSHA for field personnel to verify soil strength estimates when evaluating stability and the safety of trench excavations. It verifies whether excavati...

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Static Load Test on Calcasieu Pass Liquefied Natural Gas Project

Static Load Testing (SLT) Static Load Testing (SLT) is used to evaluate the behavior of deep foundations prior to structure construction and tests the foundation’s axial compression or tension behavi...

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Wykeham Farrance’s Resonant Column to evaluate Shear Modulus and Damping Ratio

Wykeham Farrance’s Resonant Column is a versatile system that combines Resonant Column and torsional shear tests into one convenient device allowing you to determine the following: RC: damping ratio...

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State-of-the-art drilling technology used in a £3.2bn project by Keller

Woodsmith Mine is being developed by Sirius to extract Polyhalite for use as an agricultural fertiliser. Sirius is in the process of sinking production and service shafts down to the potash deposits,...

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Upgrade Now Your Humboldt Machine To The Latest Model

Humboldt now gives you the opportunity to convert your existing Humboldt equipment to the latest, compatible Elite Series machine for a lot less than buying a new one! You can send back your machine...

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A Rare Film of Karl Terzaghi featuring also Casagrande, Ruth Terzaghi, Schaffernak, and Forchheimer

Geoengineer.org is extremely pleased to make available to what is, to date, a rare film featuring Karl & Ruth Terzaghi and colleagues. The original material was provided by Prof. Bengt H. Felle...

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A Rare Film of Karl Terzaghi featuring also Casagrande, Ruth Terzaghi, Schaffernak, and Forchheimer

Geoengineer.org is extremely pleased to make available to what is, to date, a rare film featuring Karl & Ruth Terzaghi and colleagues. The original material was provided by Prof. Bengt H. Felle...

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Photo of the 1st International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering that was held in 1936 in Harvard

This is a photo of the attendees of the 1st International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering that was held in 1936 in Harvard. This high-resolution photo was re-published in t...

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Guajataca Dam Spillway Failure

Contributed by: Alesandra C. Morales-Vélez (Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering at UPRM). Hurricanes Irma and María were classified as category 5 hurricanes on the Saffir-Simpson hu...

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Bull’s Liver Soil

This is a video of rock flour, also known as Bull’s liver. Although it is fine grained, and is commonly confused to be clayey, it is essentially a silt, with particles of quartz grounded to small s...

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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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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...