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Tuesday, 16 January 2018 14:03

We present you the results of the "Geotechnical Business Confidence Survey" by GeoWorld, for the 4th quarter of 2017!

GeoWorld, the online professional networking site for geotechnical engineers and associated fields supported by the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), is pleased to announce the results of the fourth quarter of its Geotechnical Business Confidence Index.

The Geotechnical Business Confidence Index is derived based on the responses of geotechnical engineers, members of GeoWorld, on what they expect the business conditions to be in the next 1 year and the next 5 years compared to a “normal” year. The survey isconducted quarterly and the results are processed separately for each country. The index is the only indicator of geotechnical business conditions globally. A score of 100 indicates that the conditions are expected to be significantly better than a “normal” year, whereas a score of about 50 indicates the business conditions are about the same as a “normal” year. Scores less than 50 indicate bad business conditions.

The results for the fourth  quarter are here  and are really interesting again:

 Very good business conditions for the next year are reported by GeoWorld members in Argentina. Good business conditions are also reported in countries like the United States, Australia, Canada, Turkey, Egypt and Romania. Conditions remain about the same for countries like New Zealand, France and India whereas the UK and Mexico members post-earthquake reported worse results. Bad conditions are reported again in Greece whereas Iran seems to be joining this trend after the devastating earthquake that hit in November. The worst conditions of all are reported in Qatar and Panama.

 To be part of the survey, you need to login to GeoWorld and fill in our 30-sec survey!

If you don’t have an account and want to participate, join GeoWorld now by clicking here!

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