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SOIL srl are committed to regularly updating their IT systems.
The commitment in this area is also noticeable in its collaboration with various software companies in the development of computer programs (such as Paratie and Flac) and with Milan Polytechnicum to develop advanced numerical models in the field of geomechanics and seismics.


Base Software

  • Microsoft Office XP/2007/2010/2013
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Windows 7


  • Geotechnical analyses: Flac 3D (2.1), Flac-2D (5.0), Plaxis 2D 2012, OpenSees, GID, Lpile Plus 6.0, Group 7.0, Paratie Plus 2011, Slide 6.0, Denebola, slope stability analyses, reinforced earth works analyses, driveability analyses software GRLWEAP, PHASE 2 V.8.0
  • Underground structures: Flac 3D (2.1) - Flac-2D (5.0), Unwedge (2.3), RocSupport (2.0), GV4
  • Structural design: Sap2000 v.11.0, Cemarm, Pres-fle plus
  • Road and highway layout design: AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013
  • Drawing: AutoCAD 2006/2008/2009, AutoCAD LT 2004/2008/2009/2011, DisCAV v.9 Topografia, Territorio, Progettazione, Sistemi CAD, Global Mapper v.12
  • Bill of quantities: Primus-Revolution, STR Vision CMP
  • Internally developed software for underground structures calculation (characteristic line and front stability for tunnels, seepage)
  • Internally developed software for geotechnical analyses: interpretation of in situ tests (cone penetration tests and SPT tests), evaluation of bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundations, axial bearing capacity of piles, etc.
  • Internally developed software in seismic condition (liquefaction potential analyses, stability analysis of slopes, local seismic reaction), etc.
  • Internally developed software for civil structure design


SOIL’s IT network was designed so as to guarantee maximum security to its IT archives and its hardware technology is continuously updated. In particular, its local LAN line has 1GB capacity, thus allowing high-speed connections between all workstations and the Linux-based central server. An internal proprietary mail server is employed. The whole computer network is protected by centralized backup batteries and an automated back-up system.

The 32 desktop workstations feature latest generation processors (CORE DUO and XEON) and hard drives (RAID 0). Furthermore, six laptop computers are available.
Three printers allow colour laser printing in A3 and A4 formats.
Two A4 scanners, a HP plotter (A0 max. format) and two automatic digital A3 photocopiers are also available. 

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Costa Concordia Parbuckling

For the purposes of the safe removal of the Costa Concordia wreck, SOIL Srl has been involved into all aspects concerning the geological and geotechnical design and assistance for the construction of the foundation structures.

The Costa Concordia Wreck Removal Project foresaw in the first stage the rotation of the wreck to its vertical position (parbuckling phase) and subsequently its re-floating by means of the installation of steel caissons on both sides of the ship.

The parbuckling required the construction of underwater anchoring structures on the landward side of wreck and the installation of three submerged platforms for its temporary support in vertical position on the seaward side. The structures were built respectively at water depths of 5 ÷ 10m and 40 ÷ 50m below sea level. Drilled steel piles (D = 2m) were designed for the platforms foundations.

The activities performed by SOIL Srl concerned:

Working Group

Project Leaders:
Eng. Luigi Albert: general management, geotechnical design of foundation structures;
Geol. Fabio Staffini: design team coordinator, geological design and geomechanical modeling.

Design team:
Eng. Angelo Lambrughi: technical supervision during the investigation surveys, geomechanical modeling of the anchor blocks and technical supervision during construction and testing of the foundation structures;
Eng. Pietro Coppola: geomechanical modeling for the piles of the sea side platforms;
Eng. Davide Spinelli: geotechnical design of foundation structures;
Geol. Marta Senaldi: geological mapping, geological and geomechanical design.
Eng. Alessandro Bonasio: morpho bathymetric modelling and CAD drawings.


Prof. Eng. Giancarlo Gioda: geomechanical modeling of fractured rock masses around the piles;
Prof. Geol. Giorgio Pasquaré: general geological survey of the onshore areas;
Geol. Teodoro Aldo Battaglia: geological survey and assistance for the positioning of the anchor blocks;
Geol. Andrea Rossotti: diving assistance for the positioning of the anchor blocks.