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GeoPrac welcomes new sponsor – Gintegro!

GeoPrac is pleased to announce our newest sponsor, Gintegro!  Please check them out and the powerful geotechnical software they distribute, GEO5.  Be sure to let them know how you heard about them! Gintegro is a […]

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Ensuring consistency in geotechnical laboratory operations

Laboratory accreditation has become a ‘ticket to the game’ and most geotechnical laboratories will have, or are working towards, accreditation. The key thing an accreditation body is looking for is consistency; in workflows, sample handling, […]


Martin McDermott, P.G., recent hire at Moretrench
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Martin McDermott, P.G. Joins Moretrench

Specialty geotechnical contractor Moretrench is pleased to welcome Martin McDermott, P.G., who joins us as a Division Manager for our Geotechnical Group. Mr. McDermott has more than 30 years of geotechnical construction experience, with a […]


Top 500 Design Firms - With a Geo Emphasis
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Geo-companies in ENR’s 2017 Top 500 Design Firms

Top 500 Design Firms - With a Geo Emphasis

ENR’s annual top 500 design firms list for 2017 is out. These rankings are based on revenue for design services in the previous calendar year. Last year I extracted a subset of the list to see rankings of firms that are strong in geotechnical / geological related services, so I decided to do it again this year. I included firms that self-identified as geotechnical firms, as well as engineering firms that I know to have a strong geo emphasis. I’m sure there are some that I missed. I also included some of the major A&E firms that provide these types of services. Accordingly, it’s still a bit subjective on who is included. So here is the list of top Geo-Companies of 2017 (along with their change in ranking relative to 2016):

  • 1 – AECOM, Los Angeles, Calif. (No change from 2016)
  • 3 – CH2M, Englewood, Colo. (No change from 2016)
  • 5 – TETRA TECH INC., Pasadena, Calif. (+2)
  • 7 – AMEC FOSTER WHEELER, Atlanta, Ga. (-2)
  • 8 – HDR, Omaha, Neb. (+1)
  • 10 – STANTEC INC., Irvine, Calif. (+8)
  • 13 – ARCADIS NORTH AMERICA/CALLISON RTKL, Highlands Ranch, Colo. (-1)

 [Editor] Click through for the rest of the Geo list! [/Editor]

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Professor Charles Fairhurst
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ISRM Online Lectures on Rock Mechanics Topics

The International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM) has some great lectures posted online. The latest one posted in April is ‘Why Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering?’ by Professor Emeritus Charles Fairhurst of the University of […]