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Know of directly useful geotechnical research? Speak up!

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Know of directly useful geotechnical research? Speak up! Research in applied fields of practice, e.g. Engineering, Education, Medicine, aims to improve existing practices and create new ones. Such research is deemed to be useful if improvements and new practices are indeed bei ...

Are we witnessing the emergence of the Third Era in Geotechnical Engineering Practice?

Are we witnessing the emergence of the Third Era in Geotechnical Engineering Practice? Traces of geotechnical engineering practice is abundant in history and dates back to at least 2000 BC. The Worlds rich heritage reflects the undertakings of skilled civilizations who expande ...

Mind the Gap: Research and Practice

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Mind the Gap: Research and Practice We have many talented engineers in our geotechnical field, in both academia and practice. Without research by academia, we do not have many advancements and improvement in design and construction practices. However, academia is sometimes too ...

Ethics in Geotechnical Engineering

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Ethics in Geotechnical Engineering Ethical issues may be perceived differently across the world due to the disparity of cultural backgrounds and social settings. I believe this is sufficient reason to start the conversation on the issue with regards to the geotechnical profess ...

Introducing Time Capsule Project (TCP) Blog Posts

Recently, the ISSMGE initiated a project to capture past, current and future issues in Geotechnical Engineering practice. While much of the Time Capsule Project (TCP) activities are through formal channels (e.g. Technical Committees, Member Societies) the opinion of everyday engi ...

We don’t need no education

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We don’t need no education As a student, I loathed exams, but perhaps not for the reasons others do. I took studying seriously and tried to cover all content presented. I then found it frustrating that only a fraction was examined. After graduating, I vowed to avoid exam ...