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Bentley Systems Issues Call for Nominations for the Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards Program

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, announced its call for nominations for the Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards program. The awards recognize infrastructure projects for digital innovations that improve project delivery and/or asset performance.

Survey: Professional liability insurers see robust premium growth

Despite unrelenting competition and flat rates, most insurers providing architects and engineers (A/E) professional liability insurance achieved significant premium growth last year.

Modular Gravity Retaining Wall System Facilitates Fast Construction

In 2018, The T-WALL® Retaining Wall System, formerly of The Neel Company, was added to The Reinforced Earth Company’s (RECo) list of proven retaining...

ELE launches geotechnical testing software

ELE International launched a new version of its dedicated software for soils testing to BS, ASTM and AASTHO standards.

Bentley Systems acquires Plaxis and SoilVision to integrate geotechnical engineering

Bentley Systems, Incorporated acquired Plaxis, a leading provider of geotechnical software, based in Delft, Netherlands, and agreed to acquire soil engineering software provider SoilVision, based in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Terracon acquires Geotechnical Consulting & Testing Inc.

Terracon established its first Virginia office locations through the acquisition of Geotechnical Consulting & Testing Inc.

New test chamber making possible research into challenging ‘geotechnical’ problems

A test chamber developed at Purdue University allows engineers to simulate precisely what happens to soil underground during the installation of piles and other structural elements, a research tool for improving construction of everything from buildings and bridges to offshore wind turbines.

Stabilizing geotechnical assets: Research aims to identify potential highway, railroad problems

Houghton, Mich. In a new project led by Michigan Technological University, Thomas Oommen, assistant professor of geological and mining engineering and sciences, heads a team that is using advanced technology to develop a comprehensive management system to monitor our nations geotechnical assets the ground that forms the base for the concrete, asphalt or steel that makes up our transportation system.

Gannett Fleming expands geotechnical operations in Florida

Largo, Fla. Gannett Fleming has strengthened its commitment to the Florida geotechnical community with the expansion of its facilities and upgrades to its equipment for geotechnical and environmental investigations, as well as mineral exploration. These changes are designed to meet the growing needs of the firms transportation, water resources, mining, and commercial development clients.
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