Karl Terzaghi, father of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering
In Memoriam

Happy Karl Terzaghi Day 2011

I’ve still got a few minutes left in my time zone anyway.  But October 2 is Karl Terzaghi’s birthday.  And my colleague Robert Thompson at Dan Brown and Associates has written a nice blog post […]


Karl Terzaghi, father of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering
In Memoriam

Happy KTBD 2010

That’s my lame attempt at trying to coin a new geotechnical engineering catch phrase for “Karl Terzaghi’s Birthday.”  Plus it tweeted better on Friday! Saturday, October 2 was the actual day. Every year my colleague […]


Project Related

Update on Landmark Kansas City Bridge Project – kcICON

Another nice post from Robert Thompson with Dan Brown and Associates (DBA) about the geotechnical work on the kcICON project. They are the geotechnical designers for a $245 million project that will involve a new cable-stayed bridge over the Missouri River in downtown Kansas City along the I-29/35 corridor. In his post, Robert gives an update on the status of the work including the borings and recent test shaft installation and testing as well as an update on the overall project. (Rendering by Paseo Corridor Constructors)

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Miscellaneous

ADSC 2008 Faculty Workshop Wrapup

Robert Thompson of Dan Brown and Associates has posted a wrapup of the 2008 ADSC Faculty Workshop. They had 20 Civil Engineering faculty attend the event. The field demonstration day was hosted by DBA at the Trial’s Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee. Apparently that site is Dan’s hobby. Read more about the workshop itself and also read Robert’s post about the field demonstration day including photos. In the photo at right (Robert Thompson, DBA) you can see the Statnamic test setup for a drilled shaft. A little more about the event:

Long Foundation and Hayward Baker have installed examples of several foundation and retaining structures, including drilled shafts, micropiles, and soil nails. During the field day demonstrations, the attendees will observe additional installations, load tests, and non-destructive testing.

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