Geotechpedia welcomes 2013

We would like to wish to all a happy and prosperous New Year. This year will be the starting point of our web site which will try to provide anyone involved with geotechnical engineering or geotechnical construction a vast amount of information. We will try hard to form a strong geotechnical community around geotechpedia in order to disseminate knowledge and information.

We will try to post regularly about new features in our site, technical and scientific information or opinions regarding the geotechnical field and interesting news related to geotechnical engineering. Our goal is to provide accurate and up to date information for the benefit of the geotechnical community…

About Chrys Steiakakis

Chrys Steiakakis is a practicing geotechnical engineer with more than fifteen years of experience in the field of geotechnical engineering. He earned his bachelor and master in mining engineering from the Technical University of Crete, Greece and a second master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA. He has been the technical director of engineering department of General Consulting ISTRIA for four years and now he is a partner and also provides his own consultancy services via Geosysta ltd. He has been involved in numerous highway, railway and mining projects. Chrys with his long term collaboration with the Technical University of Crete has participated in numerous research projects in the field of geotechnical engineering and rock mechanics and has provided self sustained seminars of geotechnical engineering in related areas for the Industry. His main field of experience covers all aspects of tunnel design, earthworks design and monitoring (slope stability, embankment in difficult ground, reinforced embankments and retaining walls), landslide investigation and mitigation, foundations for bridges and structures, risk assessment in geotechnical projects and value engineering in large projects.