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New piling solution will ensure both stability and energy from the ground

In partnership with Malvik municipality, the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) will increase the use of geothermal heating in areas with thick deposits. For the buildings of the future the technology may increase the use of local thermal energy, reduce CO2 emissions, reduce pressure on the electricity grid and lead to cheaper electricity bills.


Obituary – Elmo DiBiagio (1931-2021)

An outstanding member of the NGI family has gone. Elmo Lawrence DiBiagio passed away on Sunday 16 May 2021 in Oslo, at the age of 89. For NGI and the international scientific community in field instrumentation and performance monitoring, Elmo was a rock and a guiding light.


Establishing a plastics recycling plant in a refugee camp in Ethiopia

In the Melkadida refugee camp in Ethiopia, several tonnes of plastic waste are accumulated every month. NGI is heading a project in which a recycling plant will ensure that the waste is converted into products that can be sold on the local market.


Looking for geotechnicians and engineering geologists

Do you love science? Do you enjoy challenges and a varied job that uses new technology? Is it important to you that your job should be useful to society? Then you should consider studies in geotechnics or engineering geology. You will have a good chance of getting a job, and there are lots of development opportunities.


Continuous avalanche measurements with new radar

The radar will automatically start taking measurements when it detects movements in the avalanche path at Ryggfonn, the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute's (NGI) experimental field test site at Strynefjellet. This radar constitutes a significant advancement for avalanche research at NGI.


A perfect avalanche for learning

Twelve years ago NGI conducted a successful full-scale avalanche test. With new advanced instrumentation, and years of waiting for the perfect conditions, on Sunday 11 April they did it again.


ASTM Development Award to Rune Dyvik

Rune Dyvik, Expert adviser at NGI's Laboratory and Model Testing section, has been presented with the Richard S. Ladd Standards Development Award from the ASTM Committee D18 on Soil and Rock.


Quick clay article published in Ground Engineering magazine

Anders Solheim, technical expert at NGI, has written an article published in Ground Engineering addressing the issues with sensitive clay pose in Norway, Sweden and parts of North America.


Innovative partnership ensures world’s first automatic wave model

Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) and Glint Solar have developed a technology that automatically estimates wave conditions and wind directions for floating solar installations.


NGI gives 300,000 NOK in annual Christmas present to Engineers Without Borders

- At NGI (Norwegian Geotechnical Institute) we do not give Christmas presents to our employees, but donate to a charity. It is great to have a strategic collaboration with an aid organization that also has a professional foundation in our own business, says NGI's CEO, Lars Andresen.



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The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) is a leading international centre for research and consulting within the geosciences. NGI develops optimum solutions for society, and offers expertise on the behaviour of soil, rock and snow and their interaction with the natural and built environment. NGI works within the markets Offshore energy; Building, construction and transportation; Natural hazards, and Environmental Engineering. NGI is a private foundation with office and laboratory in Oslo, branch office in Trondheim, and daughter companies in Houston, Texas, USA, and Perth, Western Australia. NGI was established in 1953.