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Friday, 14 December 2018 01:00

Perpetual landslide in Summerland, Canada

A hillside is eroding and has been moving for almost a century in Summerland, Canada.

New UTS Neutron dynamic materials testing and analysis software builds on 30 years’ experience as leading manufacturer and trusted partner of advanced dynamic testing systems for asphalts and other pavement materials.

Published in News on Software
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 09:45

GRL: Offshore Foundation Testing

GRL Engineers has helped achieve successful pile installation for offshore platforms and wind farms in fields throughout the world. This expertise translates seamlessly to the installation of offshore wind farms supported by driven piles.

Friday, 21 September 2018 12:36

Wykeham Farrance makes soil mechanics easy

At the forefront of Soil Testing for over 70 years, Wykeham Farrance has been instrumental in the development of internationally recognized test systems that are capable of replicating complex phenomena in a laboratory environment.

Monday, 13 August 2018 14:21

Bi-Directional Load Testing by GRL

The GRL-Cell is a high capacity device installed within a deep foundation to statically load test the foundation. As the GRL-Cell is pressurized, it loads the foundation element in two directions.

Friday, 02 March 2018 13:09

2018 Geotechnical Testing Catalogues compiled the catalogues of the Leading Geotechnical Testing Firms!!

Published in News on Publications
Friday, 23 February 2018 14:43


Here you can find the testing catalogues of Humboldt, Gilson, Wykeham Farrance and Geocomp for your review! Below we also highlight some of the most interesting products/listings in them.




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What's new:

Humboldt is a well-established manufacturer and supplier of construction materials testing equipment. Humboldt Mfg. Co. products are available worldwide through their dealer network and directly from their factory. SmartDCP for Dual-Mass Penetrometers Vastly improve accuracy and ease of collecting and transferring data from field to office. You can find more information at p.23. 

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Gilson is a also manufacturer and distributor of high-quality construction testing equipment and laboratory testing equipment suited to your unique applications. Their materials testing equipment spans across many industries including construction, laboratory, pharmaceuticals, and much more! In Gilson’s geotechnical catalogue. You can find more information about the High Capacity Geosynthetic Direct Shear Machine on p. 193.

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Geocomp Laboratory Systems are automated universal testing stations which measure the mechanical properties of soil, rock, and geosynthetics. These state-of-the-art systems are capable of production work as well as high-quality research. Their testing system Cyclic Direct Simple Shear DSS_ load frame,  stands out on p. 39. The ShearTrac II-DSS system is a universal shear system capable of performing the consolidation, static and cyclic direct simple shear phases under full automatic control. This system is of the type developed at NGI in the mid 1960's. The DSS test generates a fairly homogeneous state of shear stress throughout the specimen, which provides initial stress condition, stress path, and deformation configuration that models numerous field loading conditions more closely than any other strength tests such as triaxial. The system consists of a computer-controlled unit that utilizes a micro-stepper motor to apply the vertical load and a servo-motor for the horizontal load to the soil specimen.

Download their catalogue for more: Download Geocomp Catalog

Wykeham Farrance is also one of the longest established manufacturing companies with 75+ years expertise in the world of Geotechnical Testing Systems with commitment to quality testing and is now part of the CONTROLS GROUP as the Soil Mechanics Division. The stress-strain behavior of Soil is typically investigated with triaxial test on undisturbed, remolded or compacted specimens subject to increasing loads and variable drainage conditions simulating as closely as possible the site conditions and the effects of construction, excavation, embankment, landslide, wave propagation, seismic loading. Their latest generation of Triaxial Systems for Soil Mechanics will boost your laboratory with their modular devices expertly designed for Soil Mechanics testing.

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 12:45

Integrity Testing solutions

The expertise of GRL Engineers is key to selecting the right test for each situation.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 16:40

Bi-Directional Load Testing with GRL-Cell

Bi-Directional Load Testing with GRL-Cell Bi-Directional Load Testing is a high capacity static load test method for drilled shafts, bored piles, barrettes and ACIP/ CFA piles.

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