News, announcements, policy updates, spotlighted websites, software updates and other info that may be of interest to practicing geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists, geophysicists, hydrogeologists and related professions.
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 […]
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Golder Associates Corporation’s parent company, Enterra Holdings Ltd. (“Golder” or the “Company”) announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement (the “Arrangement Agreement”) with a wholly-owned […]
The FHWA’s Advanced Geotechnical Methods in Exploration (A-GaME) initiative is part of their EDC-5 Everyday Counts program. The FHWA Resource Center is hosting a webinar on December 8 regarding A-GaME. See below for more info, […]