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Preliminary Program for GeoenvironMeet 2024!

k.sample-lord | Created: 05 Apr 2024 | Updated: 05 Apr 2024
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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
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Get ready for the first G-I social network!

DIGGS V2.6 Released

tvlasova | Created: 28 Mar 2024 | Updated: 28 Mar 2024
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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
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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
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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
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‘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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

The Johnstown Flood of 1889: A Catastrophe of Civil Engineering (Part 5)

ecuscino | Created: 18 Apr 2023 | Updated: 20 Apr 2023
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The aftermath of the Johnstown Flood: relief efforts, journalism, analysis, and lessons learned. This post is the conclusion of the series and includes references.

Rejected Keynote Proposal for Geo-Congress 2023

ecuscino | Created: 31 Mar 2023 | Updated: 31 Mar 2023
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We had several proposals for our keynote addresses for Geo-Congress. Here's one of the ones that we ended up not choosing.

The Johnstown Flood of 1889: A Catastrophe of Civil Engineering (Part 4)

ecuscino | Created: 17 Mar 2023 | Updated: 20 Apr 2023
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The efforts to save the dam, its failure, the possible geotechnical mechanisms of the failure, and the horrific consequences.

Upcoming Article on Ground Improvement In Civil Engineering Magazine

chris@densification.com | Created: 07 Mar 2023 | Updated: 07 Mar 2023
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The Port of Savannah's Mason Mega Rail Project is a 185-acre intermodal facility that comprises 18 tracks for simultaneous operations of six 10,000-foot-long trains. Upon completion, it will be the...

The Johnstown Flood of 1889: A Catastrophe of Civil Engineering (Part 3)

ecuscino | Created: 04 Mar 2023 | Updated: 20 Apr 2023
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Part 3 of a series on the 1889 Johnstown Flood presented by our new Geotechnical History Blog. In this post: the weakening of the South Fork Dam, the increasing frequency of floods in Johnstown, and an approaching storm.