Geotechnical News has remained the essential forum for the interchange of technology, methodology and philosophy related to geotechnics for over three decades. It is the only magazine devoted exclusively to geotechnical activities in Canada and the United States.

GN subscribers are the leading geotechnical engineers in the industry whose purchasing decisions directly affect the selection of products and services for North America's major construction projects.

As well, our readers include related professionals - civil and consulting engineers, government officials, project owners and managers, contractors, equipment manufacturers and distributors.

Each issue includes sections dealing with topical information and discussion specific to:
  • Instrumentation
  • Waste Geotechnics
  • Groundwater
  • Grouting
  • Geosynthetics
Current and archived issues are available online at our website at Ads will be hyperlinked to our eGN website.

Make Geotechnical News your first advertising choice for products or services aimed at this vitally important sector of the North American construction industry.

Download the 2018 Media Kit as a PDF file

Advertising Services
  • Reprint Services
  • Marketplace
    The Marketplace section offers the chance to introduce new products, announce new personnel appointments, and to advise readers of mergers or expansions. Releases can be sent to
Page Preference Page reservations can be made for the outside and inside covers in full colour only.
Page Reservations Every effort will be made to position your ad in your preferred position or section of the magazine. Don't hesitate to state your preference.
Ad Production Work Design, typesetting, camera and paste up services are available at cost plus 25%.

Advertising Deadlines 2018


Ad Space
Ads Due
3601 January 15 January 24 March 2018
3602 April 16 April 25 June 2018
3603 July 16 July 25 September 2018
3604 October 15 October 24 December 2018
Standard Magazine
Ad Size

GN trim size is 8.25 x 11
Ad Sizes Width x Height
Full Page - Bleed*
(Please include crop marks)
8.5 x 11.25
Full Page - No Bleed
(margin allowance of 0.5")
7.25 x 10
Two Thirds - Vertical 4.5 x 10
Half Page - Horizontal 7 x 4.75
Half Page - Vertical 4.5 x 7
Third Page - Horizontal 7 x 3.25
Third Page 4.5 x 4.75
Third Page - Vertical 2.125 x 10
Quarter Page - Horizontal 7 x 2.5
Quarter Page 4.5 x 3.25
Quarter Page - Vertical 2.125 x 7
Please consult our Production Guidelines when preparing artwork for ads
Please provide a bleed allowance of 0.125" at each edge that runs off the page and include crop marks. Our trim size is 8.25" x 11".
Advertising Rates
Page Size 1x 4x
Full Page $1,870.00 $1,700.00
Two Thirds $1,415.00 $1,295.00
Half $1.160.00 $1.050.00
Third $   910.00 $   810.00
Quarter $   695.00 $   625.00
Colour Charges
Colour Charges In addition to base price
Full Colour $1,050.00

Agency Discount A 15% commission is offered to recognized agencies providing full agency services.
Furnished Inserts Earned rates for black and white full pages apply. Inserts of two or more pages are discounted at 50% of earned rate for the second and additional pages plus binding and colour charges.
Billing Advertisements are billed on the date of issue. Terms are net 30 days. A late payment charge of 1.5% is charged per month on overdue accounts.
Production Guidelines To ensure accuracy of ad placement, please include crop marks with all ads submitted. For ads that bleed off page, include crop marks and provide bleed allowance of 0.125 inch, e.g. full page ads that bleed will measure 8.5 inches x 11.25 inches. Trim size is 8.25 inches x 11 inches.

Ads should be supplied as PDF files with images at a high resolution (300 dpi minimum) and fonts embedded.

Files should include all resolution images and fonts.

Digital files compatible with our system are acceptable. (Macintosh or Windows files are compatible).

Colour images should be saved in CMYK - TIF or EPS files.
To Send Files Ads should be sent using YouSendIt, Hightail or similar application for transmission of large files.
General Advertising Conditions Advertiser and advertising agency agree to the conditions covered herein.

Publisher shall be under no liability for failure for any cause to insert any advertisement.

Publisher shall be under no liability for errors in advertisements where composition or similar services are required.

Rates are subject to change without notice, but do not affect existing contracts.

Ads may not be canceled after reservation date. Ads will not be accepted after the closing date. When space is ordered and no instructions are received by closing date, previous copy will be repeated.

Advertisers agree to indemnify and save harmless BiTech Publishers Ltd., its officers, agents and employees from any claim or action based on or arising out of any matter of any kind contained in such advertising.

Advertising content and editorial content are totally separate. No special editorial consideration of any kind shall be part of any sales agreement.
Advertising Rates 2018


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