Geotechnology: Paradigm shifts in the information age

J. Carlos Santamarina*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Startling advances in microelectronics, sensors, computer power, communications, digital data analysis, data storage and visualization have been taking place during the last decades. Geotechnology is prepared to gain maximum benefit from the information revolution. Embracing information technology will trigger important changes in the way we teach, learn, investigate, conduct field studies, design and construct systems. New solutions cannot circumvent the fundamental physical, chemical and biological laws that govern the behavior of geomaterials. In this time of changes, we need our best engineering skills and ingenuity to explore new problem solving strategies. Copyright ASCE 2006.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeoCongress 2006
Subtitle of host publicationGeotechnical Engineering in the Information Technology Age
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventGeoCongress 2006 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Feb 26 2006Mar 1 2006

Publication series

NameGeoCongress 2006: Geotechnical Engineering in the Information Technology Age


OtherGeoCongress 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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