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2011 ASCE Distinguished Members from Geo-Institute

The American Society of Civil Engineers announced their 2011 class of Distinguished Members back in October. This year’s class included three members of the Geo-Institute: Jacobo Bielak, Chandrakant S. Desai and Shamsher Prakash (pictured below). The ASCE Youtube channel has short biography video on each member, and you can watch the videos for these three gentlemen embedded in the full post. Their acceptance remarks are also online somehwere, but I can’t find the videos to embed. You can watch those videos here. Written biographies are also available on the Geo-Institute’s website.

Jacobo Bielak, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCEChandrakant S. Desai, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCEShamsher Prakash, Ph.D., P.E., Dist.M.ASCE


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Weekend CUP

Weekend CUP for November 17, 2011

I’m finally digging out from under some articles and blog post ideas from the past couple of months. Think of it as an early Thanksgiving day feast for your mind! Click through for all the trimmings.


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Standards and Codes

First National Green Building Code Approved!

LEED Certification is a voluntary process for building owners and designers. But a newly approved green building code developed by the International Code Council titled the ‘International Green Construction Code’ or IgCC may see adoption […]

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Press Releases

Dataforensics, LLC welcomes Groundwater Solutions as a new Reseller Partner

Norcross, Georgia, October 1, 2011 –Dataforensics, LLC welcomes Groundwater Solutions, providers of quality hydrogeological expertise and services, as a reseller partner. Based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire United Kingdom, Groundwater Solutions resells the Dataforensics products PLog, PLog Environmental and Rapid CPT. Additionally, Groundwater Solutions supports integration of data collected with PLog Environmental into the EScIS software program ESdat.

[Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release from GeoPrac sponsor Dataforensics. [/Editor]