13 March 2018
A new Statement of Agreement signed by SGI and PARI
A new Statement of Agreement (SoA) have been signed by SGI and The Port and Airport Research Institute, Japan (PARI). The SoA comprise soil stabilization and consider e.g. knowledge exchange, common research projects and staff visits.
14 November 2017
Research project on climate adaption through managed realignment
SGI has been granted research funding by the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (Formas) to study how managed realignment can be a viable climate adaptation strategy. The research project is a co-operation with the Visual Sweden partners Swedish Research Institute (RISE), Linköping University and the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI).
28 March 2017
Natural erosion control measures better for the environment
Living close to a river might be desirable but it could leave you susceptible to the perils of erosion. Hard erosion control – using rock – represents a major intrusion into the natural landscape and to address this problem SGI has produced a report aimed at encouraging the use of natural erosion control measures as an alternative.
28 March 2017
New geotechnical tool helps reduce construction costs
The Swedish Geotechnical Institute, SGI, has produced a GIS-based tool for calculating construction costs.
13 February 2017
Possible to stabilise fine-grained sulphide soils for construction of road and railroad foundations
In a new report, SGI presents recommendations for stabilising sulphide soils in conjunction with the construction of road and railroad foundations. The results from the study of two roads indicate that it is possible to stabilise sulphide soils although there is still uncertainty regarding what needs to be taken into account during the planning and control phases.
18 January 2017
More rain in the Gothenburg area could lead to increased contaminant dispersion
Climate change in the future, with more rain and rising groundwater levels, will in all probability lead to an increase in contaminant dispersion in Västra Götaland.
22 December 2016
In-Place Capping of Contaminated Sediments: A Technology Overview
Polluted lake or marine sediments have been identified in at least 19 of Sweden's 21 counties. In many cases, the pollution levels are so high that clean-up measures are needed to reduce the risks posed by the pollutants. One clean-up measure (or technology) is to cover, or cap, the contaminated sediments in place with clean materials. This particular sediment clean-up technology is the subject of a new technology overview recently published by the Swedish Geotechnical Institute, SGI.
1 September 2016
SGI is developing National Action Plan for managing ground conditions in the changing climate
Climate change is expected to have serious impacts on the Swedish housing and infrastructure. No national strategy yet exists to facilitate the planning required to act upon it. The Swedish Geotechnical Institute (SGI) is therefore voluntarily developing a national action plan for the land use in the built environment.