Dr. Peter Rankilor, a pioneer in the geosynthetic, geotextile and geomembrane industry was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison as a result of his January conviction on “indecent assault and incest” charges stemming from events between 1980 and 1996. The charges came in a Manchester, UK court on 24 different counts of serious sexual offences against children. Source: New Civil Engineer.
Strata Systems, Inc. has released StrataPro™ geotechnical software for design of geosynthetic reinforced soil (GRS) structures. The software is free, available upon request from Strata Systems. More at Geosynthetica.net: Strata’s New Geotechnical Software Focuses on GRS Design