12 – 15 November, PANAM-UNSAT

12 – 15 November, PANAM-UNSAT

PanAm-UNSAT 2017 will feature the latest research advances and engineering-practice innovations with a focus on characterization, modeling, design, construction, and field performance. Researchers, practitioners, students, and policy makers from around the world, particularly the Americas, will share the latest technical advances, engineering applications, and pedagogical approaches in the discipline of unsaturated soil mechanics.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Release of PLAXIS 2D 2017.01 update pack

Today the PLAXIS 2D 2017.01 update pack has been released.  This update pack contains a lot of fixes, most notable related to the tunnel designer, i.e. improved CAD import of cross-sections, Connections between tunnels segments, and trim and extending lines to tunnels.  Furthermore the ignore suction option for fully-coupled flow deformation analyses has been disabled, described here:

The following known issues have been addressed in this update pack:

Download PLAXIS 2D 2017.01 now 

7 november, Geotechniekdag 2017: Doorgrond je omgeving

Het thema van de Geotechniekdag 2017 is Doorgrond je Omgeving. De omgeving speelt een steeds belangrijkere rol in de geotechniek. De beïnvloeding door trillingen, vervormingen en grondwater staat of valt met het draagvlak vanuit de gemeenschap voor de civieltechnische projecten van tegenwoordig. De kennis van de omgeving en ondergrond is daarbij essentieel, en voor het in kaart brengen hiervan worden steeds geavanceerdere tools ontwikkeld.

Voor wie?
De dag is bedoeld voor deskundigen en belangstellenden op het gebied van de geotechniek in dienst van overheid, ontwerp- en ingenieursbureaus, gespecialiseerde adviesbureaus, opdrachtgevers, aannemers, waterschappen, wetenschappelijk onderwijs in Nederland en België.

Wij heten u hartelijk welkom op onze stand, nr. 10

Sponsoring Expeditie micro:bit

To help children getting their first programming skills, Plaxis is supporting the project 'Expeditie micro:bit' from the foundation Future.nl

'Expeditie micro:bit' helps children in group 6, 7 and 8 of primary school getting their first programming skills by providing 'Klooi-koffers'. The 'Klooi-koffers' contain the micro:bit; a small micro controller board developed by the BBC in England. By coding in the online editor (Scratch) and downloading it on the bit, children are able to create almost anything they can imagine.

Plaxis is supporting this project by providing the 'Klooi-koffers' and visiting the schools running this project.

First prize for Plaxis software engineer

Erik Valkering, software engineer and product owner at Plaxis, was awarded the jury's first prize at the leading annual C++ conference, CppCon, for his poster smartref - Start using smart references in your code today. His open source smartref library provides a pure-library solution using C++11/14/17 to a fundamental missing building block of the language. The award was given for the high quality and innovation of the presented approach.

25 – 26 October, GEC Geotechnik 2017

Am 25. + 26. Oktober 2017 findet die GEC Geotechnik - expo & congress zum fünften Mal bei der Messe Offenburg statt. Im Rahmen der Veranstaltung findet zudem der Deutsche Geologentag des Berufsverbandes Deutscher Geowissenschaftler auf dem Offenburger Messegelände statt. Insbesondere mit der Kombination aus Kongress und Fachmesse präsentiert die zentrale Branchen-Plattform die unterschiedlichen Facetten des Geotechnik-Marktes.

12 – 13 Oct, 66th Geomechanics Colloquium 2017

The Austrian Society for Geomechanics cordially invites you to the 66th Geomechanics Colloquium which is held in Salzburg at the congress center "Salzburg Congress" on October 12th and 13th, 2017.

The Session Topics are:

Prior to the Colloquium, following Workshops are scheduled on October 11th, 2017:

We are looking forward to seeing you at our booth nr. E4

Discover the geotechnical improvements in PLAXIS 3D 2017
1-4 Oct., GeoOttawa2017

The Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) in collaboration with the Canadian National Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH-CNC) invite you to GeoOttawa 2017, the 70th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 12th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference. The conference will be held at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada from Sunday, October 1 to Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

The theme for GeoOttawa 2017 is “70 Years of Canadian Geotechnics and Geoscience”. The organizers will build on this conference theme throughout the technical program and social activities and plan to remind delegates of the extensive contributions of geotechnical and hydrogeological practitioners to Canada’s built form since the Canadian Geotechnical Society was founded 70 years ago. In addition to the technical program and plenary sessions, the conference will include a complement of local tours and short courses.

In addition to the extensive plenary and technical sessions, GeoOttawa 2017 will offer a comprehensive trade show where suppliers, consultants, contractors and other organizations in the geotechnical, hydrogeological and geosynthetics fields can showcase their latest products and services.