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Comings and Goings

Happy Karl Terzaghi’s Birthday, 2016

Every second of October, geotechnical engineers around the world remember Karl Terzaghi on his birthday! Terzaghi is the father of soil mechanics, and I don’t think it is cliche to say he is also the […]

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Comings and Goings

Happy Karl Terzaghi’s Birthday 2014!

It’s October 2 again, and today would have been Karl Terzaghi’s 131st birthday. As I was reflecting on Terzaghi and some of his quotes, I was reading a passage from Professor’s Goodman’s biography1 that described […]


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Comings and Goings

Happy Karl Terzaghi’s Birthday 2013!

Every second of October, geotechnical engineers around the world remember Karl Terzaghi on his birthday! Terzaghi is the father of soil mechanics, and I don’t think it is cliche to say he is also the […]

Karl Terzaghi, father of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering
In Memoriam

Happy Karl Terzaghi Day 2011

I’ve still got a few minutes left in my time zone anyway.  But October 2 is Karl Terzaghi’s birthday.  And my colleague Robert Thompson at Dan Brown and Associates has written a nice blog post […]


Karl Terzaghi, father of soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering
In Memoriam

Happy KTBD 2010

That’s my lame attempt at trying to coin a new geotechnical engineering catch phrase for “Karl Terzaghi’s Birthday.”  Plus it tweeted better on Friday! Saturday, October 2 was the actual day. Every year my colleague […]