The Geosynthetic Institute has published its list of webinars for the first half of 2021. As we all continue our strange pandemic work schedules, this is a great option for geotechnical engineers needing to get […]
President Trump signed into law H.R.8810 / S.529, also known as the “National Landslide Preparedness Act” earlier this month. The purpose of the bill is to “establish a national program to identify and reduce losses […]
Geotechnical software company Rocscience has had a very busy 2020 with significant updates across their product list. They summarized their achievements in a nice infographic reproduced below.
A landslide struck the village of Gjerdrum, which is about 25km (15 miles) north-east of the Norwegian capital, Oslo. The slide is already being called a “quick clay” landslide by officials. It occurred around 4 […]
A few weeks back I was a panelist on a webinar with Bentley as part of their Year in Infrastructure (YII) conference. The webinar was titled “YII ACCELERATE: REALIZE the benefits of a connected data […]
A static load test was being performed on (presumably) a group of piles at a construction site on Gilstead Road in Singapore in 2011 when the massive pile of concrete blocks toppled over, blocking the […]
A virtual conference on Lightweight Fill will be held on October 20-21, 2021. Lightweight fill materials are materials that have a lower unit weight than the unit weight of locally available compacted natural soil fill. […]
The Geo-Institute of ASCE presents a number of prestigious awards every year to deserving members of the geotechnical engineering community. Congratulations to this year’s awardees: Karl Terzaghi Lecturer – Gregory B. Baecher, Ph.D. P.E., NAE, M.ASCE […]