Engineering

Engineering

The Importance of Geotechnical Engineering

A Foundational Profession Soil mechanic authorities, subsurface condition experts, foundation designers. These titles all reference geotechnical engineers, professionals that ensure the long-term stability of various structures and earthworks. Tasked with designing foundations, slopes and retaining walls, geotechnical professionals rely heavily on self-conducted site investigations, rather than code-based design. This reliance […]

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Dr. Bengt Fellenius: Philospher, Teacher, Mentor

View complete article here. by Sarah Milstead Bengt Fellenius has changed little since our last meeting. Age seems to elude him as he remains boyishly- handsome and still carries a discernible Swedish ac- cent. He was wearing sneakers which seemed to ease his great stride as he energetically led the way […]

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Sinkholes: Natural Phenomena And Headache

By Larry Madrid, PE, D.GE, F.ASCE, president of Madrid Engineering Group, Inc., and Brian Murphy, PG, Senior Geologist First off, what is a sinkhole and how is that different from sinkhole activity?   A sinkhole is a is a depression at the land surface that is the result of soils settling, […]