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About Rocscience

Founded in 1996, Rocscience is a world leader in developing 2D and 3D software for civil, mining, and geotechnical engineers. For over 20 years, we’ve built on leading-edge research to create the best geotechnical software available. As engineers ourselves, we know the importance of having reliable and easy-to-use software. That’s why we constantly develop and refine our programs to make expert solutions that work for you.

The Evolution of Rocscience

Since 1987, the Rock Engineering Group at the University of Toronto has developed and distributed geomechanics software, fulfilling a need for more reliable, easy-to-use 2D and 3D analysis and design tools in the mining and civil engineering industries. Under the leadership of Dr. Evert Hoek and Dr. John Curran our first suite of programs evolved from work by various graduate students over the years. The development of these initial programs was supported in part by the Canadian Mining Industry along with the provincial and federal governments.

Rocscience was formed in 1996 to handle the increased distribution of the software around the world. As a spin-off company from the University of Toronto, we continue the evolution of ideas and technology, creating new software products in the field of geomechanics while maintaining the benefits of our close connection to the research environment. Today, our software is used by over 7,000 customers and 280 universities in over 120 countries around the world.