Norwegian Geotechnical Institute

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Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (Norwegian: Norges Geotekniske Institutt, NGI) is a leading international centre for research and consulting within the engineering 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 is a private foundation based in Norway with office and laboratories in Oslo, branch office in Trondheim and daughter company in Houston, Texas, USA. The core competence is within geotechnics, engineering geology, hydrogeology and environmental geotechnology, with expertise within geomaterial properties and behaviour, numerical modelling and analysis, and instrumentation and monitoring. NGI's strength lies in the expertise of its personnel working in collaboration with clients and cooperating partners, to find practical solutions for the industry and society.

NGI works within the following sectors: Offshore energy - Building, Construction and Transportation - Natural Hazards -Environmental Engineering. NGI has the honour to be the custodian of the Terzaghi and Peck Libraries. All academic material from Karl von Terzaghi and his colleague Ralph B. Peck has been given to NGI to be available for interested researchers.

NGI was the host of the International Centre for Geohazards (ICG) from 2003-2012, one of Norway's first Centres of Excellence (CoE). NGI's partners were NORSAR, the Norwegian Geological Survey (NGU), the University of Oslo (UiO) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

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