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

Birdwatchers

A new approach to precise positioning helps solve a century-old problem on an isolated island. By John Stenmark John Houston is not a surveyor. He would...

How a Comprehensive Geotechnical Soil Report can Save Money and Provide Value

By Lyle Simonton In this article, we’ll discuss how allowing the geotechnical engineer to conduct a thorough soil investigation can save the owner money on...

Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineer, Sam Christie, Joins Kleinfelder’s Seattle Team

SEATTLE, Washington – Kleinfelder is pleased to announce Sam Christie has joined the Seattle team in the role of Principal Professional/Senior Project Manager.  Responsible for providing project...
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Un-Complicating the Stabilization Selection Process – Part I

Selecting the right material for channel and bank stabilization is critical, but the selection process is often complicated by limited performance criteria, abundance of...

Diego Garcia

Stabilizing Ground in the Middle of the Ocean By Spencer Schram Getting a track-mounted drilling rig to the most remote U.S. military base in the world...

Case Study: 2D Shape Sensing of Bored Tunnel Soil Settlement

By Alex Tongue The world’s underground infrastructure is ever growing. Subway and underground train networks are expanding. Mining, drilling, and fracking exploration is accelerating, and...
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Protect Soil Slopes & Walls with GEOWEB® 3D Soil Confinement

Soil slopes are naturally susceptible to erosion and soil walls need to be fortified against settlement, surcharge loading and collapse. Failure of slopes can...

Engineer Optimizes 25.5-Foot-Tall Gravity Retaining Wall

When excavation for a retaining wall at John C. Tune Airport in Nashville, Tennessee, opened up a geotechnical can of worms, engineer Clint Hines,...

Abstracts Being Accepted for DFI’s SuperPile ‘20 — June 3-5, 2020, St. Louis, Missouri

Hawthorne, N.J. – Abstracts are being accepted for presentations at SuperPile ’20, a piling design and construction conference being hosted by DFI in partnership with...
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