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The 2024 Going Digital Awards deadline has been EXTENDED

The 2024 Going Digital Awards deadline has been EXTENDED!  The Going Digital Awards celebrate the extraordinary projects of Bentley users all around the world. The prestigious awards have recognized...

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Dredging of the 18 km-long Fehmarnbelt Tunnel trench completed

It was announced on April the 16th, 2024, that a major milestone was reached for the construction of the world’s longest immersed tube tunnel, the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel, which will connect Denmark to Ge...

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Deadly storms hit Afghanistan and Pakistan, leaving at least 135 dead

Torrential rains took place in Pakistan and Afghanistan during the four days from Friday 12 April to Monday 15 April, as a capstone to the already highly unusual rainfall patterns that dominated the...

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Rockfall prevention project at Bozeman, MT

The USFS feared that a catastrophic failure of the upper mantle’s colluvium at Hyalite Canyon Road near Bozeman, Montana, could conceivably deposit thousands of cubic yards of material into Hyalite C...

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Revealing the fractured ice of Antarctica’s “Doomsday Glacier”

Dr Jamin Greenbaum and the team are working at the front line of climate change on the coldest continent on Earth. Their research boils down to understanding what is driving Antarctic Ice Sheet melt...

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Support of excavation and deep foundations for a multi-use building

Keller designs and installs support of excavation and deep foundations for a multi-use building, working in expansive bedrock and a shallow groundwater table. During a construction surge in downtown...

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Bluff stabilization project with soil nail technology

Failing bluffs, shoreline erosion, landslides, and other geohazards can dangerously threaten transportation and require a rapid emergency response for public safety and to minimize the impact on the...

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Introducing Slide3's New Intelligent Search Method

With years of experience in developing advanced search techniques, Rocscience is now expanding their list of search methods with the development of the Intelligent Search for Slide3, which will mak...

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Screw-Piles advantages for restoring historic structures

CHANCE Foundation Solutions published an interesting paper titled "Preservation of Historic Structures Using Screw-Pile Foundations" that includes methodology and case studies of screw-pile foundatio...

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Underground tunnel and Yonge Station project in downtown Toronto

The C$13 billion Eglinton Crosstown is a new 19km light-rail line that extends Toronto’s public transport system west, adding 25 stations and creating commuter links with the city’s subway and bus ro...

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GeoWorld Mobile App Launched for Android & iOS

GeoWorld, the biggest online platform for geotechnical engineers, is excited to announce the development and launch of its new mobile app, which is now accessible on both Android and iOS devices!  Th...

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Numerical Modelling: The Mohr-Coulomb Model

The Mohr-Coulomb, or Linear-Elastic Perfectly-Plastic model, is the second simplest constitutive material model that one can use. This model utilizes the concept of linear elasticity, based on H...

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Numerical Modelling: The Linear Elastic Model

The Linear Elastic Material Model is the simplest, most basic form of a constitutive model that one can use. This model is based on Hooke’s Law, which was first formulated by the English polymat...

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CPT Interpretation

Acknowledgement: This page has been reproduced from P. K. Robertson, K. Cabal, Guide To Cone Penetration Testing, 7th Edition. Gregg Drilling LLC, 2022 with permission from P. K. Robertson. Nume...

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James (Jim) K. Mitchell (1930-2023)

James (Jim) K. Mitchell passed away peacefully at home in Massachusetts on December 17, 2023.  The following is an obituary written by Rick Mitchell, Russell Green, and Kenichi Soga: Jim was born...

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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., ...

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Audio recording of Terzaghi's opening lecture for Engineering Geology at Harvard University and Ralph B. Peck's special lecture

We are very happy to share with you a rare tape, which includes recordings of Karl von Terzaghi and Ralph Peck. The introduction was recorded by Dr. Ralph B. Peck at his home in Urbana, Illinois on A...

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Books

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2023 Geotechnical Business Directory

This unique annual business directory includes 32,000+ 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...