Subjects: Construction industry
New opportunity in the US
After 14 years of operation, NGI Houston is expanding into other market areas in the US by acquiring an advanced soils laboratory in Houston.
Are we recycling contaminants in a circular economy?
Recycling is increasingly the preferred option for waste handling. Recycling is widely found to reduce the need for raw materials and to release fewer greenhouse gases, compared to incineration and landfilling.
The Q-system tunneling app ready for download
For the world's engineering geologists: The Q-system app from NGI is now available for free downloading. The purpose is to simplify rock mass classification for tunneling and underground excavations.
New Directors reflect NGI´s international strategy
Three new members have been elected to the Board of Directors of NGI, the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute. For the first time, a non-Norwegian citizen enters the board. This reflects the strategy to increase our R&D and consulting services towards a growing European offshore wind energy market as well as the Norwegian building and construction sector, says Lars Andersen, Managing Director of NGI.
"Couldn't have managed without the avalanche warnings"
Today, NGI opens this winter’s season for daily avalanche warnings to the public and private sector in avalanche prone areas all over Norway. NGI, the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, covers local and regional snow and avalanche information and distributes daily status reports and warnings to local communities and enterprises in the transport, energy and construction sector.
How to avoid a new ”leaning tower of Pisa”?
How do you predict future ground subsidence, in order to avoid that buildings, roads or other infrastructures end up like the leaning tower of Pisa? And what is the latest knowledge on creep and deformations in geomaterials?
Suzanne Lacasse, NGI, to deliver the 2015 Rankine Lecture
On Wednesday 18th March 2015, Dr Suzanne Lacasse of NGI will give this year’s Rankine Lecture at Imperial College London. It is the first time a woman has been awarded this recognition, often referred to as the Nobel prize of geotechnics. The Rankine Lecture, followed by the Rankine Dinner, is organized annually by the UK Institution of Civil Engineers and the British Geotechnical Association.