Engineering Geology

  • Geology field work

Qualifications

Overview

Engineering Geology is concerned with the application of the geological sciences to engineering design and construction practice.

Geological data analysis provides site-specific models from which foundation design can proceed, and recognition of active processes such as landsliding is critical for site selection and/or remediation.

Construction materials such as aggregates and armourstone frequently require careful geological study to avoid deleterious components, and to ensure successful project completion.

Engineering Geology has an important role in the evaluation of site conditions for surface and underground mining, and increasingly environmental management in both the civil and mining professions requires a sound geological basis. There is also a key role for geochemical and geophysical investigation and data analysis in site evaluation and/or remediation.

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