Fugro defeated 60 other teams from industry and academia in a contest to predict pile driving blowcount vs. depth for jacket piles installed in the North Sea. The contest ran from April to December of […] The post Fugro Wins Pile-Driving Prediction Contest With Machine-Learning appeared first on GeoPrac.net.

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Fugro Wins Pile-Driving Prediction Contest With Machine-Learning — GeoPrac.net

Hawthorne, N.J. (January 30, 2020): Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) Educational Trust and the Terracon Foundation announce the establishment of the DFI Educational Trust/Terracon Consultants Scholarship Fund, which will provide scholarships to engineering students attending any […] The post DFI Educational Trust and Terracon Announce a New Scholarship Fund appeared first on GeoPrac.net.

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DFI Educational Trust and Terracon Announce a New Scholarship Fund — GeoPrac.net

I have had deep reservations about the frequently uncritical way data is used to “advance” science, and now I see I’m not the only one.  I think our better way is to develop our understanding of the phenomena around us and use that for predictive methods rather than just extrapolating data, with all of the biases and inherent danger in extrapolation of any kind that follows.

Some people seem to think that if you have a problem or an issue, all you need to do is to collect enough information about it, and that will tell you the answer. Robert McNamara has provided a stark counter-example. As well as being the Secretary of Defence during the Cuban missile crisis and president […]

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Collecting the wrong information — The Logical Place

To commit to modeling software is a big decision for many firms, because it involves an investment of both money to purchase the program and time for employees to learn it. The decisions depends on the priorities of the office and its clients (or the clients they’d like to attract). In abbreviated form, the following […]

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Computer guidelines and Standards – MODELING PROGRAMS — Construction and architecture

Readers of this blog will know that my family goes back a long way visiting the Bahamas in general and the Abaco Islands in particular. We had some exciting times, almost sending our ship to the bottom and riding out a storm. This beautiful paradise, which looked like this when we visited: Now looks like […]

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Appeal for the Abaco Islands, and Mercy Chefs — Chet Aero Marine