Past news


Past news

ECSMGE conference - Reykjavik 2019

On September 4th 2019, Dr Francesco Basile has presented his paper on "The role of cap flexibility in pile group design" at the XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Reykjavik, Iceland.




DFI-EFFC conference - Rome 2018

On June 7th 2018, Dr Francesco Basile has given a presentation on "Pile groups with negative skin friction" at the DFI-EFFC  International Conference on Deep Foundations and Ground Improvement organized in Rome by DFI e EFFC with the support of ISSMGE.



  Repute 2.5 has been released!

(Aug 2017) This major update of Repute features a multi-threaded Boundary Element engine (up to 100x faster than before) and numerous other improvements, click here for details.


Developments on piled rafts

Piled rafts are often a cost-effective type of foundation as the applied loads are carried partly by the piles and partly by the raft contact stresses. Under the direction of Dr Francesco Basile, a research project is currently under way in order to analyse the effects of raft-soil interaction within Repute's calculation engine.



Francesco Basile wins the pile prediction event in Brazil

(Jul 2015) The Class A prediction obtained by Dr Francesco Basile using Repute wins the pile prediction event at the Araquari experimental testing site in Brazil. The event is supported by ISSMGE (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ABMS (Assoçião Brasileira de Mecãnica dos Solos e Engenharia Geotécnica), and AGI (Associazione Geotecnica Italiana). more...


Repute used for the Kwinana power station design in Perth, Australia

An interesting application of Repute, including the pile interaction with the superstructure, is described by Yang & Wright (2011) of Hyder Consulting. The Kwinana High Efficiency Gas Turbine Project, at a cost of over 263 million dollars, offers the latest in gas technology with an improved efficiency and a reduction in carbon emissions.



Repute offer to attendees of the 18th ICSMGE in Paris

Geocentrix is offering a 10% reduction on the price of Repute 2.0 when purchased with Software ReAssurance. The offer is only available to attendees of the 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Paris. This offer may not be used with any other offer and is valid for orders received before 31st October 2013. To claim the discount, please contact us.

Taormina 2012

Dr Francesco Basile has given a presentation on "Pile-group response under seismic loading" at the 2nd International Conference on Performance-Based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, organized by ISSMGE and held in Taormina (Italy) on May 28-30, 2012.

TC28 Rome 2011

On May 17th 2011, Dr Francesco Basile has given a panel presentation on "Pile-group response due to tunnelling" at the 7th International Symposium on Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground organized by ISSMGE and held in Rome.

Repute used for the Pentominium Tower (Dubai)

Pile foundations of the Pentominium Tower, the tallest residential tower in the world, have been designed using Repute. When completed, the residential tower will be 516 m tall, with 122 floors above ground. More details on the paper by Ibrahim et al (2009) "Foundation design for the Pentominium tower in Dubai, UAE".

Repute at the base of the Burj Dubai Tower

Repute has been used for the pile-foundation design of the Burj Dubai Tower, the world's tallest building. more...


Seismic response of pile foundations

A research project, led by Dr Francesco Basile, has been completed in order to evaluate the response of pile foundations to seismic excitation. The method, based on the pseudostatic approach, is capable of accounting for both the inertial and kinematic loading. The work is described in the paper published by Basile in 2012 for the conference in Taormina (Italy).




New version 2 of Repute released

Repute 2 provides a rich set of tools for designing/analysing onshore piles, including:

- various types of single pile, using current and historical design standards (such as Eurocode 7 & BS 8004);

- pile groups under generalized 3-dimensional loading, using linear or non-linear soil model.


Seminar on Repute in London

On April 6th 2009, a talk on Repute has been given by Dr Francesco Basile at Halcrow Group Ltd in London.


Repute for Wembley

Repute has been used for the design of the new Wembley Stadium in London. more...



Torsional effects in Repute

(April 2008) A research project led by Dr Francesco Basile has been completed in order to introduce the effects of torsional moments into version 2 of Repute. The work is the object of two forthcoming papers.


Seminar on the pile foundations at Wembley

On November 14th 2007, Prof. Tony O'Brien of Mott MacDonald will deliver a lecture about the use of Repute for the pile-foundation design at the new Wembley Stadium at "The Institution of Civil Engineers" in London.

Interaction between axial and lateral response in pile groups

A technical note by Dr Basile entitled "Loading-deformation coupling in Repute" is now available on our website. The paper deals with the interaction between the axial and lateral response in pile groups.

Recognition for paper on Repute

Paper on the use of Repute for the pile-foundation design at the new Wembley Stadium receives recognition at the 35th Cooling Prize in Nottingham on November 9th 2005. more...

Oasys geotechnical software

In November 2004, Geomarc signs an agreement to distribute Oasys geotechnical software in Italy. Oasys is the software house of Arup, one of the largest and best known engineering consultancies in the world. more...

Geomarc at XXII Italian Geotechnical Conference

Geomarc is pleased to announce its participation at the XXII Italian Geotechnical Conference and Exhibition from 22nd-24th September 2004 in Palermo (Italy).

Seminar on pile design by Dr Basile to be held in Catania (Italy)

Dr Francesco Basile will deliver a lecture entitled "Progettazione di fondazioni su pali" at the Master in "Ingegneri d'Impresa" held in Catania (Italy) on May 19th 2004. To find out more, click here (in Italian).

Geomarc becomes Italian distributor for Geocentrix software

On December 1st 2003, Geomarc is appointed as Geocentrix's official distributor for Italy of the geotechnical computer programs Repute, ReWaRD and ReActiv.

Presentation by Dr Basile at the BGA Int. Conference on Foundations in Dundee (UK)

On September 3rd 2003, Dr Francesco Basile gives a presentation entitled "Load-transfer method vs. continuum solution in pile group analysis and design" at the BGA International Conference on Foundations in Dundee (UK). To view the presentation, click here.

PGroupN becomes Repute!

In November 2002, our pile group program PGroupN is incorporated into the pile-design software Repute through a collaboration with Geocentrix.


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