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Hayward Baker, North America's leader in geotechnical construction, announces the opening of a new office location in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Moretrench, A Hayward Baker Company, announced the addition of Ed Carter as the new Groundwater Treatment Division Manager.

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Freezing cold in Chicago may have caused shaking related to cracking action in frozen ground.

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Intense rainfalls have provoked severe landslides and rockfalls in south Peloponnese and particularly in the area of Mount Taygetos.

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According to recent updates, about 110 people have been confirmed dead after a dam collapse in Brazil

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Dear members of Geoengineer.org newsletter,

Geoengineer.org will celebrate 20 years next year. In these two decades, Geoengineer.org, that started as a hobby, has been warmly welcomed by the geotechnical community. Geoengineer.org’s webpages have millions of views per year, and is presently the most visited website in geotechnical engineering.

In the next few months, we will be launching a brand new website that represents an unprecedented, half a million dollar investment on our part. The new platform will obviously have an improved layout, and much more content. It will also allow you to create an account (or use your GeoWorld account), add your geotechnical interests and receive information that fits these interests.

As part of this effort, we wanted to circulate the survey below and ask our visitors to provide us critical feedback that we may not have considered in our vision. By participating in the survey, you will also be eligible to receive books, or $100 gift cards. Please fill in the survey and let us know your opinion about Geoengineer.org. Your opinion will matter!

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Dimitrios Zekkos CEO,
ARGO-E LLC Associate Professor,
University of Michigan

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Friday, 01 February 2019 01:00

Is tunneling safe in Los Angeles?

Following Elon Musk's attempt to introduce underground transportation systems a question is raised. Is tunneling safe in Los Angeles?

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We are pleased to announce the Western Geotechnical Centrifuge Opening & Symposium 2019.

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The ISSMGE International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories is proud to announce that 65,198 papers were downloaded in 2018 (https://www.geocasehistoriesjournal.org).

The International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories is an official journal of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, the premier scientific organization for geotechnical engineering worldwide. The Case Histories Journal covers the broad area of practice in geotechnical engineering (soils and rocks), including geotechnical earthquake engineering, environmental geotechnics and engineering geology, and energy geo-construction with a focus on careful documentation of case histories and emphasis on observations and data collected during and after project construction.

Papers published in this refereed journal are freely available in color and are accompanied by databases that include the electronic data presented in the paper as well as additional figures (as necessary). The locations of the case histories are also positioned in the IJGCH Geographic Database.

The open access vision of the journal is aimed to better serve the professional community. All papers are immediately downloadable by visitors and accessed through Google Scholar and Georef index index databases. The more than65,000+ paper downloads in 2018 speaks volumes about the impact of the journal.

Below, you can find the list of the top 10 papers downloaded from the International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories in 2018:

  1. Burland J.B., Jamiolkowski M.B., Viggiani C., (2009). Leaning Tower of Pisa: Behaviour after Stabilization Operations. International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories, Vol.1, Issue 3, p.156-169. (3234 downloads)
  2. Xenaki, V., Doulis, G., Athanasopoulos, G. (2016). Geotechnical Design of Embankment: Slope Stability Analyses and Settlement Calculations. International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories, Vol. 3, Issue 4, p.246-261. (2494 downloads)
  3. Jafari, N. H., Stark, T. D., and Merry, S. (2013). The July 10 2000 Payatas Landfill Slope Failure. International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories, Vol.2, Issue 3, p.208-228. (2371 downloads)
  4. Rutherford C.J., Biscontin G., Koutsoftas D., Briaud J.L. (2007). Design Process of Deep Soil Mixed Walls for Excavation Support. International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories, Vol.1, Issue 2, p.56-72. (2315 downloads)
  5. Dhar, A. S., Siddique, A., Ameen, S. F. (2011). Ground Improvement using Pre-loading with Prefabricated Vertical Drains. International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories, Vol. 2, Issue 2, p.86-104. (2044 downloads)
  6. Mayne, P. W. (2005), Unexpected but foreseeable mat settlements on Piedmont residuum. International Journal of Geoengineering Case histories, Vol.1, Issue 1, p.5-17. (1733 downloads)
  7. Briaud J-L., Smith B., Rhee K-Y., Lacy H., Nicks J., (2009). The Washington Monument Case History.  International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories, Vol.1, Issue 3, p.170-188. (1727 downloads)
  8. Goh, K.H., Ng, S.S.G., and Wong, K.C. (2016). Case Histories of Bored Tunnelling Below Buildings in Singapore Downtown Line. International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories, Vol.3, Issue 3, p.149-161. (1592 downloads)
  9. Kiyota, T., Ikeda, T., Konagai, K., Shiga, M. (2017). Geotechnical Damage Caused by the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake. International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories, Japan, Vol. 4, Issue 2, p.78-95. (1502 downloads)
  10. Lam, A. K., Lee, D. D. (2013). Combined Pile Foundation System for a Residential Complex. International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories, Vol. 3, Issue 1, p.1-9. (1430 downloads)

The open access scope of the Journal is supported by the following forward-looking organizations: Shamsher Prakash Foundation, Dar Group, Geosyntec Consultants and ConeTec. Our sponsors make possible the circulation of the journal to thousands of readers at no cost.

The ISSMGE International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories is a great place to publish case histories and make sure professionals globally read them! Please consider the ISSMGE International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories as a high impact means to disseminate your work.

 

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Monday, 28 January 2019 01:00

Fatal dam collapse in Brazil

A disastrous dam collapse in Brazil has resulted in, at least, 7 fatalities and more than 200 people missing.

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