The International Information Center for Geotechnical Engineers

The are several factors that need to be taken into account in order to optimize the quality of an undisturbed soil sample.

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Satellite imagery revealed that the $17 billion WestConnect underground project has caused severe subsidence of the ground above.

 The aim is to get a better understanding of landslides with every report made

The 2014 Shamsher Prakash Prize for Excellence in Teaching of Geotechnical Engineering has been awarded to Prof. Muhannad T. Suleiman.

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Next time you want to explain to your family, friends, or even students, what is geotechnical engineering, you can easily direct them to the whatisgeotech.org website! It was developed under the guidance of the Public Relations Committee (PRC) of the ISSMGE and its Chair, Dr. Marc Ballouz. The PRC selected Geoengineer.org to develop the website design and its content. The website is just one page with various optional windows that a visitor can open. There is a strict definition of geotechnical engineering, and a more fun one! Then, there are images that can be selected by the visitor and feature the various fields of geotechnical engineering practice. Visitors can click on the image and read more about what geotechs do exactly in each of these fields.

The Shamsher Prakash Foundation solicits nomination (no application) for the "2013 SHAMSHER PRAKASH PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING" for young teachers (less than 40 years old). Nominations are invited so as to reach the Honorary Secretary on or before October 31, 2013.The candidate's area of expertise should be Geotechnical Engineering and/or Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering. The candidate must have significant record of teaching excellence and show promise of continued excellence. The Prize consists of US $1100.00 and a plaque. The nominations may be made on plain paper. The age may be relaxed in exceptional cases at the discretion of the judging committee.

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