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…

Thinking of becoming a geotechnical engineer?

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 bit more about what life is like as a geotech and what you’ll need to study to become qualified. What is geotechnical engineering? Geotechnical engineering…

New research highlights geotechnical issues when decommissioning coalmines

With international policies pushing for the reduction of carbon emissions around the world, large-scale exploitation of surface lignite (brown coal) mines is gradually becoming uneconomical. As a result, many countries around the world are requiring coal mining companies to plan for the entirety of a mining operation’s life cycle, which includes developing a plan to decommission and close mines when they are no longer profitable. Surface coal mining poses a…

Ready for the Geotech boom?

The global geotechnical engineering market is expected to double in the coming years, thanks to a rapid rise in the demand for geotechnical services. A market research report released last year found that the global geotechnical engineering market is expected to grow to $10.6 trillion (USD) in 2030, up from $5 trillion in 2018. While other reports don’t anticipate quite the same level of growth — there is one very…

JUST RELEASED! Check out these exciting new features

We have been hard at work implementing your valued feedback and are excited to share the following new features with you! Log preferences menu Want complete flexibility on how descriptions are shown on your logs? With Log Preferences, you got it! Build your ideal phrasing of soil and rock descriptions by choosing: • which parameters are compulsory. • parameter order. • capitalisation & punctuation. Log charts Choose to display anything…

Memes, laughs and more

Our pick of all things funny in Geotech right now. Here at TabLogs we like to spend our free time sharing the funniest geotechnical jokes, memes humour that we can find. So we thought, why not share our findings with the rest of the world? Check out the latest of what we’ve been sharing around the office below. Feel free to send in any of your funniest ideas to david@tablogs.com.au…

Change isn’t always easy, but it doesn’t have to be that way

From the founder – Declan Vanderhor I want to begin this blog entry by stating that this isn’t a sales pitch for TabLogs. Instead, think of this as more of a jumping off point to use in your own consultancy to objectively evaluate the effectiveness of your current workflows, and whether they need updating/modernising to meet the needs of today’s digital workplaces and fierce competition. Having spent more than five…

Million-dollar flag

The South African Government is facing criticism after earlier this year proposing to spend $1.3 million US to construct a 100-metre tall ‘monumental flag’ – with US$300,000 proposed for geotechnical studies alone. The government’s plans have been met with outrage and criticism from citizens, political parties, and other groups following the department’s budget vote speech in May where the costs were revealed. The department was criticised for spending exorbitant amounts…

Oreo’s twisted truth

Mechanical engineers have put an Oreo’s cream filling through a number of tests to better understand rheology and determine what happens when two wafers are twisted apart. Over the last year or so, MIT engineers decided to object the sandwich cookie through rigorous materials tests to get to the centre of a tantalising question: Why does the cookie’s cream stick to just one wafer when twisted apart? When you twist…

Did you know?

Here at TabLogs we always aim to educate— providing you with information about our borehole logging software and enhancements within the geotechnical engineering scene. Check out some history below about the industry we work in! 1.Geotechnical engineering is an ancient science. Examples of early geotechnical engineering and slope erosion control can be found as far back as 2000 BC, when ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt started employing construction practices to irrigate…