The Geo-Institute (G-I) is a specialty organization focused on the geo-industry. Created by the American Society of Civil Engineers in October 1996, our 10,400+ members and 44 member organizations now include scientists, engineers, technologists, and
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LimitState:GEO is truly unique software which allows users to easily and rapidly analyse geotechnical stability problems of almost any type – including combined problems simultaneously involving slope stability, retaining walls, footings and tunnels. Visit Limitstate:GEO
Geotechnical Engineering Challenges of British Columbia’s Sea-to-Sky Highway, gateway to the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been enjoying watching the 2010 Olympic Winter games over the past few days. If you have, you know that Whistler is the venue for many of the sports including alpine skiing, luge, skeleton, bobsled, ski jumping, biathlon and cross-country skiing among others. The Whistler area is located about 50-miles or so North of Vancouver. In order to get to Whistler, you need to drive along Highway 99, better known as the Sea-to-Sky Highway. This highway has a long history of geotechnical problems, including some significant structurally controlled rockslides and landslides. In the years leading up to these Olympic Games a fair amount of work was done on the highway with some significant geotechnical innovations.