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Top Content of 2014

 Here they are, the most popular posts from this year. Happy New Year everyone!

  1. Getting Under Your Feet – The Revolutionary Technology of Geogrids – Published Dec 5, 2014 (59.5 hits/day, 1,553 page impressions total)
  2. Hayward Baker to Provide Ground Improvement for New Atlanta Stadium Project – Published Sep 19, 2014 (56.1 hits/day, 5,780 page impressions total)
  3. Dataforensics and Keynetix Announce Major Partnership – Published Dec 18, 2014 (54.4 hits/day, 693 page impressions total)
  4. Dataforensics Releases pLog Tablet for Geotechnical and Environmental Field Data Collection – Published Jan 7, 2014 (49.6 hits/day, 17,743 page impressions total)
  5. Celebrates 7th Anniversary! – Published Feb 20, 2014 (48.6 hits/day, 15,251 page impressions total)
  6. Giant Boulder Smashes Through Italian Farm – Published Feb 3, 2014 (47.2 hits/day, 15,625 page impressions total)
  7. TerraThane Geotechnical Foam Maker, NCFI Polyurethanes, Turns Fifty – Published Jun 19, 2014 (42.0 hits/day, 8,199 page impressions total)
  8. Pond Embankment Stabilization with Geopolymer Injection – Published Dec 10, 2014 (41.4 hits/day, 857 page impressions total)
  9. Bachner Honored for 40+ Years of Service – Published Jan 30, 2014 (40.2 hits/day, 13,465 page impressions total)
  10. FHWA Geotechnical Team and NHI To Offer Virtual World Training – Published Nov 21, 2014 (38.7 hits/day, 1,533 page impressions total)
  11. Review of – Geo-Construction Information and Technology Selection Guidance – Published May 14, 2014 (37.1 hits/day, 8,582 page impressions total)
  12. Hayward Baker Constructs Temporary Emergency Earth Retention for Landslide Repairs Near Train Tracks in Baltimore – Published Jul 22, 2014 (34.0 hits/day, 5,510 page impressions total)
  13. Harl Aldrich, Haley & Aldrich Co-founder, Dies at 91 – Published Dec 16, 2014 (33.8 hits/day, 509 page impressions total)
  14. DFI Announces Seventh Annual SuperPile Conference June 18-20, Cambridge, MA – Published Jan 14, 2014 (32.2 hits/day, 11,284 page impressions total)
  15. Professor Chuck Ladd passed away on August 4th – Published Aug 10, 2014 (31.9 hits/day, 4,561 page impressions total)

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Rockman's Ramblings Celebrates 7th Anniversary! celebrates another anniversary!7 years ago today, I wrote my first post for! It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing this for that long. I am grateful for all of the visitors, twitter followers, supporters, and of course sponsors that have made it possible for me to share high-quality news and articles for geoprofessionals. I look forward to another great 7 years.

Last year I highlighted a few of my favorite articles and blog posts. This year, I thought I would just go by the numbers to see what the most popular articles and posts have been over the years. Check it out.

Most Popular Content

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GeoPrac welcomes sponsor Keynetix Ltd!

GeoPrac is very pleased to announce that Keynetix Ltd. has become our newest sponsor! Keynetix is a geotechnical and environmental data management software company headquartered in Redditch, Worcestershire, UK. They are AutoDesk’s Geotechnical Industry Partner, […]

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Happy 6th Anniversary GeoPrac!

Six years ago today I officially launched the website! It’s been my honor to try to serve my fellow geoprofessionals over that time, providing news and articles in a format unlike any other site on the internet.  I want to take this opportunity to thank all the folks who have contributed content, provided feedback or otherwise helped over the years.  I would also like to thank all of my sponsors.  Their support compensates me for the considerable time and energy I pour into the site.  And of course, thank you to all of my readers and subscribers!

I thought it would be fun to look back at some of my favorite posts and articles over the years.  Some of them are contributed and some I wrote. So join me on a trip down memory lane and read on!


Work-life Balance
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EDITORIAL: Work/Life Balance

This editorial from well-known ASFE founder John Bachner struck a cord with me. He is passionate about geoprofessionals getting involved in their communities and giving back to the profession and sees that as one of […]

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Most Popular Content of 2012

Sorry for the delay, I found some problems with my script that generates these statistics.  Here are the most popular articles that were published during 2012.  I have pro-rated the total number of hits based on how long they have been published.  That might give a bit of an edge to articles published more recently, but the alternative would bias towards those articles published earlier in the year.  At any rate, enjoy!  P.S. – Sign up for the free monthly email newsletter in the next few days, and you’ll get the latest list of the top content of all time!

Top 100 Articles Published in 2012:

  1. DFI Announces the 2012 Outstanding Project Award Winner – The Route 9A Pedestrian Tunnel at the World Trade Center – Published Dec 10, 2012 (40.1 hits/day, 883 page impressions total)
  2. Sample Guide Specifications for Construction of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil-Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS) – Published Nov 21, 2012 (35.8 hits/day, 1,476 page impressions total)
  3. Troubled Eastern NC Riverfront Convention Center Gets Lifeline from Hayward Baker and TerraThane™ Geotech Foam by NCFI Polyurethanes – Published Oct 4, 2012 (28.7 hits/day, 2,559 page impressions total)
  4. Study: Port of Anchorage replacement vulnerable to liquefaction in earthquake – Published Dec 19, 2012 (28.0 hits/day, 370 page impressions total)
  5. New Subsea Robotic Geotechnical Site Investigation Company Formed – Published Aug 17, 2012 (27.0 hits/day, 3,704 page impressions total)
  6. Solid Foundation for Grain Storage – Published Dec 13, 2012 (26.9 hits/day, 508 page impressions total)
  7. Nicholson and SolData Working on Six of the Ten Largest Tunneling Projects in North America – Published May 1, 2012 (22.9 hits/day, 5,608 page impressions total)
  8. ASTM Updates for August 2012 – Published Sep 18, 2012 (21.2 hits/day, 2,232 page impressions total)
  9. Huge struts used to prop London excavation – Published Nov 25, 2012 (20.5 hits/day, 754 page impressions total)
  10. 180 Miles of California Levees Declared Ineligible for Federal Rebuild Funds – Published Oct 18, 2012 (20.1 hits/day, 1,511 page impressions total)

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Rockman's Ramblings welcomes new sponsor URETEK ICR

I am pleased to welcome our latest sponsor, URETEK ICR, which specializes in concrete lifting and soil stabilization in the industrial, commercial and residential markets with their patened Polymer technology. Thank you to Ty and the […]