Gerald Verbeek - New Chair of DFI's Testing and Evaluation Committee
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DFI Announces New Testing and Evaluation Committee Chair

Gerald Verbeek - New Chair of DFI's Testing and Evaluation CommitteeHawthorne, NJ (February 11, 2015): Gerald Verbeek, of Verbeek Management Services (VMS), has accepted the position of chair of DFI’s Testing and Evaluation Committee. Verbeek succeeds outgoing chair, Don Robertson of Applied Foundation Testing, who led the committee since 2013.

In 2004, after 20 years in the oil and gas industry, Verbeek started VMS, a management consulting business. One of the firm’s activities is helping European companies with their business in North America. Another area of concentration is providing detailed recommendations regarding geotechnical equipment and practices, especially in the area of foundation testing and (seismic) cone penetration testing (SCPT).

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Keynetix Launch Ground Breaking Mapping Technology for Geotechnical Engineers at Geotechnica 2013

Keynetix launched their latest build of HoleBASE SI Professional at Geotechnica 2013 and this release includes technology to enable geotechnical engineers to instantly preview their site investigation data alongside BGS data and aerial photography coverage.

The BGS OpenGeoscience mapping sets, including the 1:50,000 Bedrock and Superficial Deposits, are now available to turn on in the background of the HoleBASE SI project mapping window together with Microsoft’s Bing mapping and aerial photography. Maps are licenced for commercial use, including the supply of hard copy reports. Mapping data is streamed from the internet, so customers do not need the IT infrastructure to store and serve the large mapping sets.

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Rockman's Ramblings

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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