Center for Geotechnical Practice and Research (CPGR)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Data is revolutionizing industries around the world. AI, machine learning, and data mining are driving this revolution, but data is the fuel that is powering it. Geotechnical engineers have a unique opportunity to leverage these same capabilities, but they must first begin managing data effectively and using data interchange to communicate the data to other organizations that utilize this data. Data interchange helps move the geotechnical industry forward enabling data driven decision making that impact owners (DOT's, USACE, other government agencies, corporate owners), consultants and contractors with significant benefits for all users of this data. Data allows you to reduce costs, reduce risk, reduce uncertainty, increase profitability, create better, safer, more cost effective infrastructure. Engineer Better!