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Engineering Geologists vs Geological Engineers vs Geotechnical Engineers

So what’s the difference between Engineering Geologists, Geological Engineers and Geotechnical Engineers?  That’s not the beginning of a geeky joke.  But in most professional circles in this industry, it’s a question where the nuances of the answer seem to be lost on people.  My degrees were in Geological Engineering, but I’ve been practicing as a Geotechnical Engineer for most of my professional career.  But I get called a geologist, geotech, Civil Engineer, dirty guy…and probably some other things behind my back.  I try to explain to people what the differences are, but I’ve struggled over the years to find the right words.

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Happy Holidays from GeoPrac

Happy Holidays from GeoPrac.net!  I hope they are relaxing and peaceful and that the New Year is a prosperous one for you.  GeoPrac posts will be sporadic over the next 10 days or so, but […]

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A Geoengineer’s Christmas List 2010

Christmas PresentSo last year at this time, I gave Santa my geoengineer’s Christmas list, but apparently I wasn’t good enough to get everything.  I did get two things off my list, the new FHWA Drilled Shaft Manual, and the New FHWA MSE Wall Manual, but that’s about it.  That’s like getting pink bunny PJ’s as a kid! So over the last year, I tried to be REALLY good, and this year I’ll just let last year’s list roll over with two additions:

An iPad

This year’s hottest gift would be great for reading my growing library of geotechnical papers, manuals, reports and books in PDF format.  I like the iBook app on my iPhone, especially being able to highlight and make notes and bookmarks.  And you can read an eBook allright, but try reading a scanned PDF report or paper on that little screen, doesn’t work too well.  I like the idea of having my entire library of technical papers, books and reports available at my fingertips!

And the coolest goodie on my list, the one I really want… […]

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May 2010 GeoPrac Newsletter

Issue 14 of the GeoPrac.net monthly newsletter is now available in the newsletter archives. Feel free to subscribe to future issues!

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January/February GeoPrac.net Newsletter

The January newsletter was really late, so I just decided to wait until the beginning of this month and combine it with February. Highlights include Haiti Earthquake coverage, Top Content for December and January and […]