Norwegian Geotechnical Institute

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Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
Type Private
Founded Oslo, Norway (1953)
Headquarters Oslo, Norway
Key people Lars Andresen, CEO

Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (Norwegian: Norges Geotekniske Institutt) 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 is a private foundation with office and laboratory in Oslo, branch office in Trondheim and daughter company in Houston, Texas, USA, and during 2014 a daughter company will be established in Perth, Australia. NGI was awarded Centre of Excellence status in 2002.

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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