Geotechnical

Geotechnical news for the civil and structural engineering industries. Soil and Rock mechanics and properties, subsurface conditions, slopes, earth retention, and helical piles.

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.

Geotechnical Engineering Group changes name to Terracon

OLATHE, KAN. — Geotechnical Engineering Group (GEG), located in Grand Junction, Colo., officially changed its name to Terracon Consultants Inc. on Dec. 1, 2012. GEG joined Terracon in December 2010. As Terracon, they will continue to offer geotechnical, environmental, construction materials and facilities services.  

Freeport Regional Water Authority Intake Facilities Project wins ASCE Region 9 Outstanding Geotechnical Project...

DENVER —” The Freeport Regional Water Authority Intake Facilities Project located in Sacramento, Calif., for which CH2M HILL provided planning studies and analysis for the full project and final design services for the Sacramento River Intake and Pump Station facilities, has won the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) California Region’s Geotechnical Project of the Year award.

Geotechnical Services, Inc., expands to Ft. Collins and names new vice president

FORT COLLINS, COLO. — Geotechnical Services, Inc. (GSI), has expanded their operations to include a new office in Fort Collins, Colo. Heading up the Fort Collins branch office is newly named Vice President Robin Dornfest, a ten-year veteran in the fields of geotechnical engineering and engineering geology, and Fort Collins resident since 2000.

McCarthy Engineering Associates adds geotechnical services

WEST LAWN, PA. — Civil engineering firm McCarthy Engineering Associates Inc. has expanded its service offerings to include geotechnical engineering, adding to its portfolio of site development and environmental services for both public and private sectors throughout eastern Pennsylvania. McCarthy Engineering Associates said this new service enables the company to offer a wider array of services, including well monitoring, soils investigation, soil testing, foundation systems, compaction grouting, nuclear density testing, structural engineering, design and inspections.

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