DFI announces appointments

October 13th, 2023

Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announces Mary Ellen Large has  been named co-chair of DFI’s Structural Slurry Wall and Seepage Control Committee. She succeeds Amr Ragy of Bauer Foundation Corp. and joins co-chair Meeok Kim, Ph.D., P.E., of Thornton Tomasetti. Large brings over 30 years of foundation experience to geotechnical specialty engineering and construction contractor, Nicholson […]

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DFI announces 2023-2024 Traveling Lecturer

June 19th, 2023

Jesús Gómez, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, vice president, GEI Consultants, has been selected as the 2023-2024 Traveling Lecturer. He is available, on request of Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), to present lectures September 1, 2023 – August 31, 2024. Jesús Gómez, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE A well-known geotechnical expert, and member of DFI, Gómez will travel and present […]

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Monitoring/mitigating geohazards is focus of new group

February 28th, 2022

GeoStabilizaton expands its capabilities, making monitoring/mitigating geohazards focus of new data-focused work group. Analyzing geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing information are some of the capabilities of GeoStabilizaton International’s new Geohazard Asset and Monitoring (GAMM) group. Photograph courtesy of GeoStabilization International GeoStabilization International of Commerce City, Colo.—a geohazard mitigation firm specializing in emergency landslide […]

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GEOKON announces GeoNet cellular data loggers

December 21st, 2021

The Model 8920 Series includes the Cellular Addressable Logger, Cellular VW Logger and Cellular Tilt Logger (top, left to right), and the 4- and 8-channel Cellular VW Loggers (bottom, left to right). Photograph courtesy of GEOKON GEOKON of Lebanon, N.H., released Model 8920 Series Cellular Loggers with stand-alone cellular options for the GeoNet family of […]

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51st Geotechnical Engineering Conference registration opens

September 19th, 2019

Registration is now open for the 51st Annual Geotechnical Engineering Conference, to be held November 14, in Lawrence, Kan. The conference features the latest developments and hottest topics in the geotechnical field, including MSE walls, geofoam, levees, dams and other geosynthetics-related topics. The conference will be useful to geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineers; geologists; structural, hydraulic […]

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DFI Educational Trust awards scholarships to engineering students

June 5th, 2018

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust recently awarded several scholarships to civil engineering students focusing on geotechnical and/or environmental engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, DFI said in a June 5, 2015, press release. The 2018 recipients of the Charles J. Berkel Memorial Scholarship were University of Illinois students Elisabeth Tarpey, Jessica […]

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IGS hosting June workshops in Munich on georeinforcement and geobarriers

April 13th, 2018

The International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) will host two high-level, two-day geotechnical engineering workshops on georeinforcement and geobarriers June 4–7, 2018, in Munich, Germany. These events, with their international speakers, attendees and engineering issues will provide the most advanced IGS Technical Committee–led workshops to date. The IGS welcomes the world’s civil and geotechnical engineers to this […]

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In the classroom: Part 2: Geosynthetic coursework at Syracuse University, and Part 3: Geosynthetics education from IGS–NA

August 1st, 2017

Introduction This article is part of a 4-part series on how engineering students or practicing engineers learn about geosynthetic materials. Geosynthetic materials have been used in civil and environmental engineering applications for more than three decades. The benefits of geosynthetic materials are widely recognized, and they are used in a variety of industries. The high […]

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Boyd Ramsey departs GSE:

January 2nd, 2017

In an email delivered Dec. 22, 2016, Boyd Ramsey announced a career change, departing from GSE and starting his consulting firm. His message: My friends and colleagues, I hope this finds you well, safe, happy, and preparing for and enjoying a great holiday season. The end of the year will bring on several changes for […]

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