Soil Nail Retaining Wall
Software Updates

SNAP-2 Soil Nail Wall Software Update

Version 3 of the Soil Nail Analysis Program (SNAP-2) has recently been released by the FHWA. It addresses the following issues identified in previous versions: The resolution of the search area when working at different […]

Failures

Tunnel Collapse Caught on Video

According to the site Geotechpedia, this tunnel failure occurred on November 29, 2016 around 9am (local time?). The tunnel is located in Yusufeli district of Erzurum in northeastern Turkey. It is somehow related to the […]


Gèotechnique geotechnical journal
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Gèotechnique Top 5 Papers of 2016

As part of their Best of Research and Practice initiative, Gèotechnique has made their top five papers FREE to download until 22nd December. A constitutive modelling framework predicting critical state in sand undergoing crushing and […]

Rockware launches new customer portal
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RockWare Launches New Customer Portal

RockWare recently launched a new Customer Portal. It’s designed for registered users of RockWorks, LogPlot, RockWare GIS Link, and AqQA software licenses, where you can: view all of the licenses in your organization see upgrade […]


Terracon Acquires Geotechnical Consulting & Testing Inc. (GC&T)
Comings and Goings

Terracon Acquires GC&T

Terracon is expanding into the Virgina market through the acquisition of Geotechnical Consulting & Testing Inc. (GC&T), headquartered in Woodbridge, with a laboratory in Dulles. This is Terracon’s 4th acquisition of 2016. Formed in 1990, […]

Pile driving on the west side approach of the W. R. Bennett bridge in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, June 2006
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FHWA Releases GEC 12 – Design and Construction of Driven Pile Foundations

The FHWA recently released ‘GEC 12 – Design and Construction of Driven Pile Foundations’ (FHWA-NHI-16-009 and FHWA-NHI-16-010). A companion publication ‘Design and Construction of Driven Pile Foundations – Comprehensive Design Examples’ (FHWA-NHI-16-064) is also available. […]

Gregg Drilling
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Free CPT Webinar on December 2, 2016 at 12:00 PM PST

Gregg Drilling is pleased to announce our next free CPT webinar! Please register for CPT worked examples using CLiq version 2 on Dec 2, 2016 12:00 PM PST at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4106279384711778818 This webinar provides worked examples […]


New Zealand road damaged by fault rupture
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7.8 Magnitude Earthquake in New Zealand

Significant destruction has occurred in New Zealand as a result of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake near the town of Kaikoura, about 2 hours drive north of Christchurch. Video footage shows significant surface rupture causing damage […]

Sixense services a wide variety of market sectors
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SOLDATA becomes SIXENSE

Geotechnical and structural monitoring company Soldata has changed names to SIXENSE. SIXENSE is a group of world-class companies offering excellence in digital services and solutions specializing in infrastructure, soil and the environment in order to […]