Geotechnology: Paradigm Shifts In The Information Age
byJ. Carlos Santamarina
Santamarina, J. C. (2006). "Geotechnology: Paradigm Shifts In The Information Age." ASCE Geotechnical Engineering in the Information Technology
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.