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  • Apollo 11 LM Pad
    Rockman's Ramblings
    Did you know there were geotechnical engineers evaluating the bearing capacity and settlement potential of the lunar surface for the Apollo 11 mission? There were some prominent scientists in NASA at the time that thought [...]
  • Software Updates
    The geotechnical software program, GEO5, has recently been updated with a host of new features as part of their mid-year 2024 update. This includes a significant update to their Prefab Wall program for modeling modular [...]
  • Harry Poulos
    Comings and Goings

    Rocscience to Honor Harry Poulos

    Geotechnical software company Rocscience will present Professor Harry Poulos with a Lifetime Achievement Award at their 2025 Conference in Sydney. The Rocscience International Conference 2025 (RIC2025) will be held April 6-8, 2025 and will be [...]
  • Geologic Hazards

    2023 Black’s Beach Landslide Video – EPIC!

    I recently came across some a fascinating EPIC video that captured a landslide more or less from start to finish, a span of around 6 minutes. The landslide occurred in San Diego County, California at [...]
  • Sixense North America launches new website
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    Sixense North America Launches New Website

    Sixense Northern America, a leading provider of monitoring and asset management services, announces the launch of their new website. The new website reflects Sixense’s dedication to delivering high-quality, real-time monitoring services across the continent. As [...]
  • Schneider Electric
    Comings and Goings

    Schneider in Talks to Acquire Bentley Systems

    Schneider Electric, a French energy management company, is reported to be in talks to acquire Bentley Systems, the well-know engineering software company worth approximately $16B. Bentley has noted that discussions are at a preliminary stage, [...]
  • Deadly April 2024 Taiwan Earthquake
    Geologic Hazards

    Taiwan 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake

    An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 hit the island of Taiwan at 8am local time on April 3, 2024. At least 9 people were killed and 900 injured in early numbers, with some people still listed [...]
  • Charles Darwin - What's his connection to geotechnical engineering?
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    A Darwin Link to Geotechnical Engineering?

    Everyone knows the name Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution by natural selection. But did you know he has a connection to the roots of geotechnical engineering? Charles Darwin had some talented children, among [...]
  • ADSC Foundation Drilling Magazine February-March 2024 - Women in Construction
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    Foundation Drilling Magazine – Women in Construction Edition

    The February/March issue of ADSC’s Foundation Drilling Magazine is a special edition focusing on women in construction. You NEED to read this magazine. There is a great article from ADSC’s executive director, Peggy Hagerty Duffy, [...]
  • Software Updates

    GEO5 2024 Edition

    In the latest 2024 edition of the GEO5 geotechnical software suite, users can expect an array of enhancements designed to improve functionality, efficiency, and user experience. This package continues to be perhaps the most comprehensive [...]

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    Advanced Geotechnical Methods in Exploration (A-GaME) Webinars

    The FHWA’s Advanced Geotechnical Methods in Exploration (A-GaME) series of webinars is part of their Every Day Counts Initiative. For the past year and a half or so, they have been organizing these excellent webinars [...]
  • Screenshot of debris flow game MurGame by WSL
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    Debris Flow Game and New Design Manual

    Debris flows are a significant geologic hazard that affect communities around the world. Their destructive potential has been evident in North America in recent years, but the Swiss have been at the forefront of debris [...]
  • Commercial plaza in Rybnik founded on DSM Columns
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    Deep Soil Mixing in Poland

    The March/April issue of Deep Foundation Magazine has an interesting article on deep soil mixing in Poland. The article is by Michał Topolnicki of Keller Polska, and is based on his keynote lecture presented at [...]
  • RSLog Web-Based Borehole Log Management

    RSLog, A New Cloud-Based Borehole Software

    Geotechnical software company Rocscience announced the launch of a new cloud-based borehole data management software called RSLog. This web application can process geotechnical field and lab data, and run engineering analyses online. Some of the [...]
  • Comings and Goings

    WSP Acquires Wood E&I Business

    WSP has entered into an agreement to acquire the Environment & Infrastructure business (“E&I”) of John Wood Group plc. (Wood). The Wood E&I group consists of approximately 6,000 experts in 10 countries, that originated from [...]
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    DFI Rumble: Foundation Designer vs. Foundation Installer

    The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) has a new video / podcast series called DFI’s Rumble where they pit two representatives from the foundation industry who are typically on the oposite side of a project contract [...]
  • Keller staffing changes June 2022

    Keller announces recent staffing changes in North America

    Hanover, MD, June 16, 2022 — Keller announces new branch and area managers in North America. Ray Franz was promoted to Area Manager of Northern California. With over 30 years of experience in geotechnical consulting and specialty [...]