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3D Finite Element Analysis of a Deep Excavation & Ground Response Evaluation

How do you analyze a 43 m deep high-rise basement excavation adjacent to a highway and a railway where you have a combination of cantilevered concrete pile wall, ground anchors, and a vertical rock cut and rock buttress? You use Rocscience’s RS3 finite element software and the observational approach! […]

Incorporating geotechnical data in BIM allows considered design optioneering and refinement at the outset of a project; minimises geotechnical risk in construction and enables cost-effective repairs and maintenance of assets throughout the project’s lifetime. Image courtesy of Mott MacDonald.
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The Case for BIM in Geotechnical Data

Incorporating geotechnical data in BIM allows considered design optioneering and refinement at the outset of a project; minimises geotechnical risk in construction and enables cost-effective repairs and maintenance of assets throughout the project’s lifetime. Image courtesy of Mott MacDonald.

Getting the Message Across

Applying Building Information Modelling principles to geotechnical data will reinforce the message that geotechnics is an integral part of every phase of a project – not just site investigation, argues Gary Morin, Technical Director, Keynetix.

[Editor] In this contributed article, Gary describes the justification for using BIM for geotechnical data.  Among those benefits are the ability to perform detailed alternatives analysis and optioneering, reduction of risk during construction, and the ability to perform cost-effective repairs and maintenance during the lifetime of the geotechnical asset. Click through to read the full article. Keynetix is a sponsor of GeoPrac.net. [/Editor]

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Environmental Data Management for Groundwater Contamination

ESdatESdat Environmental Data Management Software has been used to manage and report on large datasets generated from an investigation of groundwater contamination on an industrial facility in Adelaide. ESdat was used in managing site data and the maintenance of conceptual model and time series outputs at a complex site over an extended period. [Editor] Click through for the rest of the article. [/Editor]

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Monte Carlo Simulation in Excel using VBA
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VBA and Excel for Engineers and Scientists – Part 3

Monte Carlo Simulation in Excel using VBAIn this third and final installment of the popular VBA and Excel for Engineers and Scientists series, we will look at one of the most important techniques for extending Excel with VBA, the Range Object. I’ll show you the best way to refer to single cells, multiple cells, how to get values from them and put values back into ranges using the VBA. And we’ll program up a simple Monte Carlo Simulation example and lastly we’ll look at how to read and write to text files and to manipulate files and folders in Windows.

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Variable Colours for Reports in gINT Part 1

gINT colors[Editor] Miles Davis of Quantum Geotechnical Ltd. and gINTDev gives us a sneak peak at a "future feature" in gINT. Of course, gINT Software is a Premier Sponsor of GeoPrac, and the article has been published with the complete knowledge of the company. We welcome this first contribution from Miles and look forward to Part 2 and future articles sharing his gINT expertise! [/Editor]

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Geotagging Images for Geoengineers

Geotaggng images

Geotagging is the process of adding geographic metadata (ie. latitude, longitude and sometimes elevation and bearing) to digital photos or other media. In this article, I will examine the equipment needed, the software to help with the process and what you can do with your geotagged photos.

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