The leaning tower of…San Francisco?

More bad news for San Francisco’s tilting tower An underground wall could prove to be a serious obstacle to reversing the tilt of the Millennium Tower, a major goal of the US$100 million fix for the troubled 58-story San Francisco high rise. Over the past six months, repair work has caused the building to tilt an additional 2.75 inches, with veteran Geotechnical Engineer Rob Pyke saying, “there is no question…

Thinking of a geotechnical career?

Thinking about studying an engineering degree but don’t know what are to choose? Or maybe you’re an engineer thinking about changing disciplines? Maybe you’re only just now hearing about geotechnical engineering? Whatever the case, we’ve put together the following so you can find out a if a geotechnical career is right for you and what you’ll need to study to become qualified. What is geotechnical engineering? Geotechnical engineering is the…

How to make geotechnical engineering sustainable

The message is clear, either get on the sustainability wagon or get left behind! By now you would’ve heard the mantras echoing throughout the engineering space such as going green, net-zero, sustainability and eco-friendly. One needs to only look at recent emission strategies released by the big players like AECOM, Jacobs and Aurecon to see that there has been a notable shift in the engineering space within the last year…