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Getting Under Your Feet – The Revolutionary Technology of Geogrids PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tensar International   
Thursday, 04 December 2014 22:13

Tensar's Triax Geogrid Most people reading this will have driven along a highway recently. But did you ever stop to think about how it stays up? With all the trucks and cars that speed along the average highway every day, it’s a wonder they don’t collapse!

Now how would you feel if you heard that the reason these highways and bridges and embankments manage to stay so stable is all thanks to the simple triangle?

[Editor] Read on for this contributed article from Tensar International! [/Editor]

Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014 07:50
 
Review of GeotechTools.org – Geo-Construction Information and Technology Selection Guidance PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 22:34

GeotechTools.orgI first heard about Geotech Tools through a TRB Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) publication titled Geotechnical Solutions for Soil Improvement, Rapid Embankment Construction, and Stabilization of the Pavement Working Platform. The final version of the report was released in February of this year. The report is one of the project deliverables for the SHRP 2 Project R02.

The primary deliverable of the project and the subject of this review is Geotechtools.org, a web-based tool for geotechnical engineers, structural engineers and pavement engineers. This website is a “toolkit of geotechnical information to address all phases of decision making from planning to design to construction.” What does that mean exactly? Great question. In this article I will give you an overview of the site and its resources and how it might help you on your next project.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 06:06
 
6 Free Sites for Geotechnical Webinars and Technical References PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rey Villa   
Monday, 12 November 2012 05:00

Are you itching for some geo-education? The following is a list of 6 free and awesome sites that provide free webinars, papers, and technical reference manuals for you to get some more in-depth knowledge about our awesome geotech profession:

[Editor] Click through for this contributed article from Rey Villa. [/Editor]

Last Updated on Monday, 12 November 2012 23:10
 
We must not sell ourselves short: Engineering is an honorable profession PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bill Siegel, Kleinfelder CEO   
Sunday, 20 June 2010 23:55

Kleinfelder CEO Bill Siegel

[Editor] Do we as geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists realize the impact of what it is that we do in our professions? Kleinfelder CEO Bill Siegel thinks we need to step back once and a while and look at the significance of our work. In this article contributed to GeoPrac.net, Mr. Siegel describes his observations at more than 50 Kleinfelder offices in this regard. I think I for one will have to work at taking his advice. Click through for Mr. Siegel's excellent article. [/Editor]

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 July 2010 11:55
 
Geofoam Offers Performance and Efficiency, Streamlining Nebraska Traffic PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nico Sutmoller   
Tuesday, 25 August 2009 13:00

Geofoam used on Pacific Street Bridge Project in Omaha, Nebraska[Editor] Geofoam is a great tool to have in your geotechnical toolbox. It can be used to reduce vertical loads to control settlement or to reduce lateral loads on bridge abutments or other structures. The Pacific Street Bridge Project in Omaha, Nebraska is one project that used geofoam for both of these purposes. In this article, author Nico Sutmoller, Geofoam Specialist with Insulfoam, LLC describes this excellent case study in the application of geofoam to meet the project objectives and provide aditional efficiencies during the construction phase. Nico, thanks for sharing with us! [/Editor]

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 August 2009 14:27
 
The Ultimate Geotechnical Engineering Challenge PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ed Nowatzki   
Monday, 28 May 2007 18:30
The Lunar Module landing pad

Most people are aware that Apollo 11 was the NASA where man first set foot on the Moon. But before they could set foot on it, they had to set the landing pads of the LM there! How did they come up with geotechnical soil parameters for the design of the LM's footpads? How did they determine a bearing capacity of lunar soil? Click through for this facinating article that I hope you will share with your colleagues.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2009 01:09