Update for November 2019-April 2020

Posted by Naresh Samtani on Apr 23, 2020

A lot of significant milestones have been achieved over the last 6 months. Five (5) of these milestones are briefly noted below:

  1. Award of an FHWA contract to develop the instructor led training (ILT) for the Geotechnical Engineering Circular (GEC 10) titled “Drilled Shafts: Construction Procedures and Design Methods”. NCS GeoResources, LLC, will be working as a subcontractor to Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA). Naresh will be a co-Subject Matter Expert (co-SME) with Jerry A. DiMaggio on this effort.
  2. On January 11, 2020, Naresh made a 2-hour invited presentation titled “True Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Bridge Abutments” at the Meeting of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) TX30 Panel on Reinforced Soil Structures held at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN), Palaj, Gujarat, India.
  3. From January 13 to 17, 2020, Naresh  delivered a 5-day course titled “Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Structures with Local Available Sustainable Resources (LASR): Recent Developments in Design Approaches and Selection of Fill Materials” at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN), Palaj, Gujarat, India.
  4. On January 21, 2020, Naresh delivered a 1-day workshop titled “Best Practices for Implementation of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Walls” Organized by Geosynthetics Technology Advisory Services, LLP, (GTAS) under the aegis of International Geosynthetics Society (India Chapter) in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
  5. Four technical papers were accepted for publication in reputed peer-reviewed journals such as ASCE Bridge Journal, Georisk, and the International Journal of Geoengineering Case histories. These papers were on distinctly different topics ranging from pressuremeter tests, infiltration analysis, uncertainty in differential settlement, and reliability of concrete cover for buried structures. See the Publications section of this website for details.

Stay tuned for more details on the above items as well as other items (including new manuals and papers to be added to downloads) in near future……. Thank you for your support!


The information presented in the blogs, downloads, or other locations of our website is for educational purposes only and is not intended to render engineering or other professional services.

Use of this information in whole or in part for design, construction or any other application is at the sole risk of the user. If such engineering or professional services are required, the assistance of an appropriate professional should be sought.

NCS GeoResources, LLC and/or NCS Consultants, LLC, shall not be responsible or liable in any way for any errors, omissions, or damages arising out of the use of the information provided or gathered in our website.