When AI Meets DIGGS � The Birth of a New Site Characterization Paradigm?
Drilling and sampling to obtain borehole logs, together with various in-situ testing, are usually performed to determine subsurface soil and rock profiles and their associated engineering properties. However,...

Bring Your A-GaME! and Dominate the Field [Investigation] � As Newer Technologies Mature and Are Adopted More Widely � It�s A Whole New Ball Game Out There
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in collaboration with industry partners, is helping state DOTs take their existing geotechnical site characterization programs to the next level. Technologies...

Practical Aspects Of Routine Geotechnical Site Investigations � They Should Be Anything But Boring!
It�s likely that on any given day there are hundreds of geotechnical site investigations in progress in North America alone. While many of these investigations are carried out in support of large projects,...

Pay Now, Or Pay Later � Using A Risk-Informed Mindset for Site Investigation Decisions
How much subsurface investigation is adequate to aid in the planning and design of a construction project? It�s a question every geo-professional must grapple with, particularly in an era where cost efficiency...

GeoStabilization Project Recognized

Geotechnology and Cincinnati�s Columbia River Parkway Project

ASCE Salutes 9 Projects with 2021 OCEA Honor Awards

Intelligent Geo-Construction Drilling Equipment: Delivering More Than Meets the Eye
The complexity, risk, and demands of engineered geo-structural projects have increased, seemingly exponentially, through the years. Physical and capital resources to deliver such projects, however, have...

70 Years of Soil-Bentonite Slurry Walls: So, What's New
The soil-bentonite slurry wall (SBSW) is an established ground improvement technology that continues to find applications. It�s often the best and most economical vertical barrier to essentially stop lateral...

Working Platforms for Specialty Geo-Construction
A major cause of rigs toppling over is the state of the "working platform" that they must work from. A working platform is a layer of material, often compacted sand or gravel, placed over the subgrade,...

Years of Planning for the South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project: Now It�s Time to Build! Rapidly but Gently!
When a complicated project is completed, and you ask the engineers, "What was the most challenging part of this project?" a couple of difficulties usually come to mind. We�ve all heard war stories from...

Beyond the Water�s Edge: Geotechnics in the Wet
Gaining insight into the subsurface and developing an understanding of what�s hidden below ground is a key to the design and construction process. Geotechnical engineers and geologists often develop their...

Building on Hudson Yards In Section: Megaproject Geotechnics: Can a Megaproject Be Big Enough to Change a Building Code?
As a young geotechnical consulting engineer working in New York City, I was always curious as to why the city?s building code prescribed a maximum allowable rock-socket skin-friction value of 200 psi for...

Megaproject Monitoring by Satellite ? InSAR-based Settlement-time History: Measuring Hundreds of Thousands of Points, Several Times a Month, Across an Entire City
Satellite-based interferometric synthetic aperture radar, or InSAR, has gained unequivocal importance as a routine and precise monitoring method for large and small areas alike. Historical datasets allow...

Subsurface Utility Engineering and Megaprojects: Avoiding Underground Conflicts Helps Speed Project Delivery
Experienced project owners realize that utility conflicts can be risky and pose unexpected impacts on the cost and delivery of projects, especially in urban settings. To help overcome these impacts, Subsurface...

The SoFi Stadium Perimeter Wall: A Retaining Wall Helps Avoid Encroaching on LAX Airspace
SoFi Stadium, one of the two newest venues in the National Football League, opened in September 2020 after breaking ground in November 2016. The stadium hosts NFL games for the Rams and Chargers, and will...

GeoEngineers Supports Award-Winning Project

Celebrating the 2020 OCEA Honor Award Projects

Fort Worth Wastewater Pipe Project Works Toward 2030 Capacity

GeoStabilization at Work: Stillwater River Road Project

 

 

 

 

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