Skip to main content

New Episode of Summer School Live!

tvlasova | Created: 17 Jul 2024 | Updated: 17 Jul 2024
Categories
Geo-Institute
Students
Tags
summerschool
Body
This summer, join the Geo-Institute for 7 presentations on geotechnical topics. Use them to learn something new, help a student gain familiarity with a concept, educate a structural engineer, or...

Jazz Age Geotechnical Engineering: Part 4, Foundations and Piles

ecuscino | Created: 02 Jul 2024 | Updated: 08 Jul 2024
Categories
Blog
Deep Foundations
New Blog Post
Tags
Blog
Geotechnical History blog
foundations
piles
Body
Review of Foundations, abutments and footings (Hool and Kinne, Eds., 1923), Section 3: Foundations (Part B) By Michael Bennett, P.E., M.ASCE (Gannett Fleming – Audubon, PA) The second half of...

Soundtrack to the Summer '24

ecuscino | Created: 17 Jun 2024 | Updated: 18 Jun 2024
Categories
Blog
Soil Properties and Modeling
Tags
More Pressing Matters
Body
Member blogger James Press assembles a geotechnical playlist for Summer 2024: music that speaks of frustration, desperate desire, triaxial test results, pore water pressure matches, the consolidation settlement of soils, and more.

An ethereal discovery: the connection between soil mechanics and the dawn of relativity in physics

ecuscino | Created: 15 May 2024 | Updated: 17 May 2024
Categories
Blog
Tags
Geotechnical History blog
Body
Scientific discoveries sometimes seem to come right out of the ether - sometimes literally! Meet Osborne Reynolds (of fluid mechanics fame) and learn about the surprising connections between his work on the dilatancy of granular materials and the beginnings of the science of soil mechanics.

Why Study Geo-History?

ecuscino | Created: 03 May 2024 | Updated: 06 May 2024
Categories
Blog
Tags
Geotechnical History blog
Body
As we approach the centenary of Terzaghi's pioneering work Erdbaumechanik, looking back can bring big benefits for the future.

Preliminary Program for GeoenvironMeet 2024!

k.sample-lord | Created: 05 Apr 2024 | Updated: 05 Apr 2024
Categories
Committees
Geoenvironmental Engineering
Body
The preliminary program for GeoenvironMeet 2024 is now available! GeoenvironMeet 2024 is the geoenvironmental specialty conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers' Geo-Institute. In addition to exciting keynote talks...

Coming this Summer: The Dirt

ecuscino | Created: 29 Mar 2024 | Updated: 01 Apr 2024
Categories
Geo-Institute
Body
Get ready for the first G-I social network!

DIGGS V2.6 Released

tvlasova | Created: 28 Mar 2024 | Updated: 28 Mar 2024
Categories
DIGGS News
Geo-Institute
Body
This is a new production release of DIGGS, with many enhancements to the schema as compared to v. 2.5.a. Legacy instance documents should verify under v. 2.6, but new instances...

A Darwinian Link to Geotechnical Engineering

ecuscino | Created: 07 Mar 2024 | Updated: 08 Mar 2024
Categories
Blog
Tags
soil mechanics
Blog
Geotechnical History blog
Body
Review: On the horizontal thrust of a mass of sand (G. Darwin, 1883) By Michael Bennett, P.E., M.ASCE (A.G.E.S., Inc., King of Prussia, PA) In 1883, the British Empire stood...

Get Ready for Geo-Congress 2024 - with NC State Graduate Students!

ecuscino | Created: 24 Feb 2024 | Updated: 24 Feb 2024
Categories
Blog
Students
Tags
Students
Geo-Congress
Body
Get Ready for Geo-Congress 2024 with NC State Graduate Students! by Cassie Gann-Phillips, S.M.ASCE, and Marlee Reed, S.M.ASCE The most wonderful time of year (as a geotech professional) is upon...

A Site Visit for St. Nicholas

ecuscino | Created: 21 Dec 2023 | Updated: 22 Dec 2023
Categories
Blog
Deep Foundations
Tags
Blog
More Pressing Matters
Deep foundations
Body
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the cubicles, Santa’s Geotech Elves wiped ice off their cuticles....

Jazz Age Geotechnical Engineering, Part 3: Foundations, featuring Yankee Stadium

ecuscino | Created: 19 Dec 2023 | Updated: 19 Dec 2023
Categories
Blog
Deep Foundations
Shallow Foundations
Tags
Geotechnical History blog
Blog
Body
What did geotechnical design and construction look like in 1923? Member blogger Michael Bennett reviews the 1923 textbook "Foundations, Abutments, and Footing." Part 3 covers Foundations and includes a case study of the 1923 Yankee Stadium.

Jazz Age Geotechnical Engineering: Part 2, Excavation, featuring the Lincoln Memorial

ecuscino | Created: 20 Nov 2023 | Updated: 20 Dec 2023
Categories
Blog
Deep Foundations
Tags
Blog
Geotechnical History blog
Body
What did geotechnical design and construction look like in 1923? What's changed since then -- and what hasn't? In this series, member blogger Michael Bennett reviews the 1923 textbook "Foundations, Abutments, and Footing" to see what the practices of a century ago might suggest for the future. Part 2: "Excavation"

Spooky Soil Mechanics

ecuscino | Created: 30 Oct 2023 | Updated: 30 Oct 2023
Categories
Blog
New Blog Post
Tags
Blog
More Pressing Matters
soil mechanics
Body
A special guest lecturer presents his award lecture "Spooky Soil Mechanics: A More Ghoul-omb Approach"

Han becomes 2023-24 G-I President

ecuscino | Created: 19 Oct 2023 | Updated: 19 Oct 2023
Categories
Geo-Institute
Tags
G-I Board of Governors
Body
Jie Han has become the 2023-24 G-I President

Geo-Challenge 2024: Showcasing Your Geotechnical Engineering Skills

tvlasova | Created: 27 Sep 2023 | Updated: 27 Sep 2023
Categories
Students
Student Leadership Council
Student Participation Committee
Body
The Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers is hosting the Geo-Challenge 2024 at Geo-Congress 2024 in Vancouver, BC. This competition is a great opportunity for undergraduate and graduate...

Foundations from History: The Twin Towers

ecuscino | Created: 11 Sep 2023 | Updated: 11 Sep 2023
Categories
Blog
Tags
foundations
Body
Foundations from History: The Twin Towers By Michael Bennett, P.E. (A.G.E.S., Inc., King of Prussia, PA) Author’s Note: This piece is dedicated to the memory of the victims of the...

10th Anniversary of Geo-Channel Contest

tvlasova | Created: 28 Aug 2023 | Updated: 28 Aug 2023
Categories
Geo-Institute
Body
It's true! The Geo-Institute YouTube channel turns 10 years old this week. You've enjoyed award lectures, student videos, Director's Cut, and more since August 2013. Now you can share in...

Jared M. Green Nominated for G-I Board

tvlasova | Created: 08 Aug 2023 | Updated: 08 Aug 2023
Categories
Geo-Institute
Body
The Geo-Institute Board of Governors has nominated Jared M. Green, PE, D.GE, F.ASCE, to join the G-I Board for a term beginning in October 2023. Mr. Green is a geotechnical...

Last chance to submit your abstracts to the GeoenvironMeet 2024 Conference! EXTENDED DEADLINE: JULY 31!

k.sample-lord | Created: 26 Jul 2023 | Updated: 26 Jul 2023
Categories
Committees
Geoenvironmental Engineering
Body
GeoenvironMeet 2024 (https://geoenvironmeet.asce.org/) is the 5th Specialty Conference on Geoenvironmental Engineering, the premier international specialty conference series on geoenvironmental engineering under the Auspices of the Geoenvironmental Engineering Technical Committee of...

"From the Geo-Institute Forums"

ecuscino | Created: 30 Jun 2023 | Updated: 13 Jul 2023
Categories
Blog
Computational Geotechnics
Engineering Geology and Site Characterization
Soil Properties and Modeling
Tags
More Pressing Matters
soil
Body
A curious post reminds us that while our geotechnical eyes are constantly on the ground, sometimes the understanding we seek may come from above….

Jazz Age Geotechnical Engineering: Section 1, Soil Investigation

ecuscino | Created: 25 May 2023 | Updated: 20 Nov 2023
Categories
Blog
Tags
Geotechnical History blog
soil
soil mechanics
Body
What did geotechnical design and construction look like in 1923? What's changed since then -- and what hasn't? In this series, member blogger Michael Bennett reviews the 1923 textbook "Foundations, Abutments, and Footing" to see what the practices of a century ago might suggest for the future. Part 1: "Soil Investigation"

A Geotech Summer Playlist

ecuscino | Created: 22 May 2023 | Updated: 22 May 2023
Categories
Blog
Tags
More Pressing Matters
slope stability
rock mechanics
computational geotechnics
soil
Body
Maintain and update your geotechnical seasonal soundtrack with these suggestions from member blogger James Press.

Geopalooza!

tvlasova | Created: 22 May 2023 | Updated: 22 May 2023
Categories
Geo-Institute
Body
Get ready for summer with Geopalooza! You are right in the middle of tons of great content from the Geo-Institute! Geo-PIT, Director's Cut, Keller Seismic Series, and so much more!...

Nominate candidates for the Board of Governors!

tvlasova | Created: 07 May 2023 | Updated: 07 May 2023
Categories
Geo-Institute
Body
It’s that time of year when we think about who will be the next member of the Geo-Institute Board of Governors, and we want your help! Nominations are being collected...