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Sign up for Knowledge Transfer – a project of the University of Rijeka Foundation

Sign up for Knowledge Transfer – a project of the University of Rijeka Foundation

September 14, 2020

As part of the Riječka ideja, the University of Rijeka Foundation in cooperation with the companies Alarm Automatika d.o.o. and Geotech d.o.o. has announced a competition for the granting of the Knowledge Transfer Award. Since we are always happy to respond to calls for cooperation from the University of Rijeka Foundation, we decided to participate […]

Local soil conditions – Mexico City earthquake

Local soil conditions – Mexico City earthquake

August 27, 2020

What is earthquake? An earthquake is the shaking of the ground surface. It is result of sudden fracture and slippage of brittle rock formation in the Earth’s lithosphere that creates seismic waves. Seismic waves propagate through the earth in all directions. The ground shaking is caused by the waves that reach the earth’s surface. Shaking […]

Palm Islands – a view from space

Palm Islands – a view from space

July 9, 2020

The Palm Islands are the largest artificial islands in the world. Built in the shape of a stylized palm tree, they are located on the outskirts of Dubai in the Persian Gulf. They are so large that they are visible to the naked eye from space. To create the look of the perfect palm tree, […]

The Louisiana – from the most important road in history to a tourist attraction

The Louisiana – from the most important road in history to a tourist attraction

April 23, 2020

The Louisiana road (also known as Louisiana and Via Ludovice) was one of the most important roads in Croatian history. It was the shortest road connecting Rijeka and Karlovac and one of the most significant roads in Austria-Hungary. Not only did it meet the requirements of developing commerce and both manufacturing and industrial production at […]

Ancient Roman roads – a monument to history and road construction

Ancient Roman roads – a monument to history and road construction

March 26, 2020

The ancient Romans were famous builders. They left behind them many bridges, canals, stone-paved roads and other engineering masterpieces all throughout the Roman Empire. The vast Roman Empire boasted a very large and extensive network of roads. It is estimated that the roads in the network were more than 400,000 km long and that over […]

GIS system application in business planning

GIS system application in business planning

February 25, 2020

Regardless of the type of data, objects and activities one is working with, the easiest way to manage and organize them is by using a system. In the case of business and spatial planning, the most useful is the geographic information system, or GIS. Although all systems involve connecting activities and objects that serve a […]

Three-dimensional numerical analysis – Plaxis 3D

Three-dimensional numerical analysis – Plaxis 3D

February 14, 2020

It seems almost unimaginable today to conduct a problem analysis and structure calculation in geotechnical engineering without the use of numerical modeling. The use of advanced numerical methods, such as the finite element method, allows us to carry out complex analyses that help us describe soil behavior and structure, as well as their interaction. Because […]

A review of the past year – The year of the major projects

A review of the past year – The year of the major projects

February 7, 2020

Geotech’s CEO Mirko Grošić gives a brief overview of 2019, a successful and eventful year in all business aspects. Read the following interview to find out what was most significant in the past year and what our plans for the future are… How satisfied are you with what you achieved during the past year? The […]

Speleological objects in flysch

Speleological objects in flysch

July 11, 2019

Speleological objects are natural underground cavities whose dimensions are such that a man can enter them in order to be able to directly observe, map and explore them. The scientific discipline that studies speleological objects is called speleology (Bočić, 2009). Speleological objects are divided into caves and pits. The formation of speleological objects (speleogenesis) takes […]

Flysch – term, characteristics, weathering…

Flysch – term, characteristics, weathering…

May 31, 2019

Flysch is a term for sedimentary rock sequence, deposited in a deep basin formed on the continental edge of mountain mass. Flysch sequence is characterized by progressive deposition of deep-water turbidite sediments up to shallow-water shales (claystones and siltstones) and sandstones. Considering the area of Croatia, flysch sediments are deposited within alpine orogenesis, which formed […]

Bauma 2019 – a look into the future

Bauma 2019 – a look into the future

April 16, 2019

And this year, from 8th to 14th of April, Bauma has opened its doors to present new world trends in the construction engineering sector. With a multitude of exhibitors, visitors and great media attention, it deservedly takes a position of the leading trade fair in the world. About Bauma Bauma is the world’s leading trade […]

Vajont – a tragedy that killed more than 2,000 people

Vajont – a tragedy that killed more than 2,000 people

March 8, 2019

Fifty six years ago today, Italy suffered the worst man-made environmental disaster in its history: an inland tsunami that swept away entire villages and left nearly 2,000 bodies behind. A reinforced concrete dam with a height of 262 meters (859 feet) is located in the valley of the Vajont River under Monte Toc in Dolomites, Italy. […]

Tunnel of the future in Northern Europe

Tunnel of the future in Northern Europe

November 29, 2018

Norway is a country of fjords and glaciers, lakes, mountains, forests and wooden houses in fishing villages and legendary myths. However, the most famous symbols of Norway are fjords, winding sea bays emerald green in color. These are actually sunken valleys of former icebergs which have been hollowed by mechanical erosion, deep below sea level […]

Realizator 2018.

Realizator 2018.

October 19, 2018

The University of Rijeka Foundation presented the third edition of the university case study contest “Realizator 2018”. The grand opening of the university case study competition was held on October 17th,  in the premises of the STEPRI – Education Center of the University Campus in Rijeka. What is Realizator? The Realizator case study competition was […]

The 10 megaprojects through history

The 10 megaprojects through history

September 20, 2018

We are living in world full of miracles made by human. From the world’s longest to the world’s tallest project in civil engineering. They all have been constructed for some purpose: maybe for defense, transport or luxury, in every way engineering has taken a great leap to create these miracles. The following engineering projects qualify […]

Geological structure of Istria

Geological structure of Istria

July 19, 2018

What is geology? Geology is an earth science concerned with the solid Earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the processes by which they change over time. Geology demonstrates the history of the Earth and provides the primary evidence for plate tectonics, the evolutionary history of life, and the Earth’s past climates. Understanding […]

Why the Tower of Pisa commence to lean? And how the inclination was stabilised?

Why the Tower of Pisa commence to lean? And how the inclination was stabilised?

April 10, 2018

The Tower of Pisa is the bell tower of the Cathedral and it is one of the monuments within the medieval Piazza dei Miracoli. Its construction began in 1173 and it was continued (with two long interruptions) for about two hundred years until 1370. The construction process can be seen in the illustration below. As […]

Geotech’s short history – first 10 years

Geotech’s short history – first 10 years

February 2, 2018

Geotech’s history   This year we are celebrating our 10th anniversary, and as a manager and the owner of the company, I was chosen to write a short blog about the first 10 years of Geotech. My task was to describe the most memorable moments – the greatest successes and failures, most significant projects, some […]

Meet Geotech team

Meet Geotech team

December 19, 2017

  Get to know the Geotech team     Morena Dujmović     When did you realize that you want to enroll in civil engineering college and for what reasons?   In high school. I was looking for something where I can apply mathematics and physics that isn’t boring.   What was your studying like […]

Geotech | Company profile

Geotech | Company profile

December 15, 2017

Geotech Company profile   Company Geotech Ltd is a company specialized in designing, supervision and consulting in geotechnical engineering. Our services are:   Geotechnical exploration and investigation for all kind of structure Open pit protection of hotels and touristic objects, shopping centers, residential and business buildings Retaining structures in the near vicinity of objects of […]

BIM World 2017 conference in Munich

BIM World 2017 conference in Munich

December 11, 2017

Our trip to BIM World conference   On November 29 and 30, 2017, we participated in the conference BIM World 2017 in Munich within Munchnen Messea. The Conference represents one of the biggest events on the topic of BIM in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The Conference was attended by more than 120 exhibitors, 2000 visitors […]

Repair of the Dražica wastewater outfall

Repair of the Dražica wastewater outfall

December 6, 2017

One of our current untypical projects is located in the Kraljevica harbor, which is the Dražica wastewater outfall and it stretches from the seacoast wall to the center of the Kraljevica harbor towards the west. The outfall pipe is completely underneath the sea level, and the outfall ends at a depth of approximately 13.00 meters […]

Interview – Mirko Grošić

Interview – Mirko Grošić

November 28, 2017

MEET MIRKO GROŠIĆ   When did your love towards civil engineering start? My love towards engineering and technical science started when I was young, but I started to like civil engineering on my 3rd year of faculty when I got the true impression of what civil engineering is through lectures and after visiting a construction […]