Adama Software has released an update to their MSEW software (Update 8.1) for design of Mechanically Stabilized Earth or MSE retaining walls. Download it from their website. (Photo by the Reinforced Earth Company)
The downloads page at ADAMA Engineering lists an update (Number 1) for ReSSA 3.0. I have not even heard anything about the release of version 3.0, and even other pages on their website only mention ReSSA 2.0 as the latest version. As soon as I hear anything about the new version and its additional features, I’ll be sure to post the info here. ReSSA is software for the design of reinforced soil slopes or RSS.
An update for the MSE wall design software MSEW was also released recently. This update is number 8.1 and primarily updates the way reinforcement database files are referenced, allowing the location of the database file currently in use to be stored in the project file. After recently completing a major MSE wall review using MSEW, all I can say is halleluia! I had to manually locate the database file for every single one of my old runs. This should be a nice fix.
The Geo-Institute presents several prestigious awards every year at the annual Geo-Congress conference. These awards are named after the founding fathers of our profession, men like Terzaghi and Peck. Here are the winners for 2019-2020.