Comings and Goings

Celebrate Terzaghi Day with His Grandson, Sergei

Happy Belated Terzaghi Day! Every October 2, the geotechnical community remembers Karl Terzaghi on his birthday to commemorate his contributions to our profession and to civil engineering in general. This year, the Geo-Institute of ASCE […]

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2015 Seed Lecture – Peter Robertson on Liquefaction

Peter K. Robertson, Ph.D., P.Eng, Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta, Technical Advisor, Gregg Drilling & Testing Inc. is the 2015 recipient of the H. Bolton Seed Medal for outstanding contributions to teaching, research, or practice […]

New Geo-Institute Website
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Geo-Institute Launches New Website

From the G-I eUpdate Newsletter: The Geo-Institute is proud to announce the launch of its new website! With the same URL as before,, the website strives to support and communicate the value and dynamism […]

Standards and Codes

JTFAP Document Will Affect Every Geotechnical Engineer and Engineering Geologist

image A document entitled “Engineering and Geology Practice Guidelines” has been prepared by the JTFAP or Joint Task Force on Areas of Practice. The JFTAP was comprised of representatives from The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) and the Geo-Institute (G-I) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). A draft of the document was published in February of 2009 and members of AEG have already been providing comments to their board through the Section Chairs for possible revisions to the document or for opinions on whether or not AEG should adopt it. A recent email to AEG Members from the President of AEG, Mark Molinari, indicates that the G-I has released the document to their membership for review and comments. Read on for more info.