I’ve been very impressed with the geotechnical group at the Ohio DOT. They seem to be on the cutting edge of using modern technology to manage their geotechnical data. A few years ago, I posted about a presentation that described efforts to create and implement a geotechnical data management program at ODOT. Thanks to a colleague of mine (Thanks Sanjay), I found some more recent presentations at the EarthSoft website describing the work for ODOT. EarthSoft is the maker of the Equis family of database products, which is the key component of ODOT’s system. I’m pleased to see that ODOT is also using gINT for boring log and fence diagram output from the Equis managed database. [Source: Earthsoft]
The Deep Foundations Institute is accepting scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students in geotechnical engineering or foundation engineering at a U.S. college or university. The at-large scholarships range from 2,000 to 5,000. For more information […]
[Editor] For crying out loud. Two weeks later, and I finally notice the title of my post was 20 years off! Its the 40th anniversary, not the 20th. Sheesh! [/Editor] It’s hard to believe that such a tremendously historic scientific and cultural event is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this month! On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts “Buzz” Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first humans to set foot on the Moon. [Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin near a leg of the Lunar Module. (From enwiki), NASA Source]
One of the first featured articles I published on GeoPrac was a remarkable narrative by my NCS Consultants, LLC colleague, Dr. Ed Nowatzki, sharing his recollections of his work on the geotechnical (soils engineering)aspects of the design of the first lunar lander or LM. I was doubly reminded of his article recently, first because of the milestone anniversary, but also because a different spacecraft was having some soil-related trouble on the Planet Mars.