AN INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING GEOLOGY

The functions of the engineering geologist are discussed with reference to the needs of the construction industry, and the methods of education and training which are available to meet these requirements. The development of professional engineering geology in the U.K. is briefly reviewed, and the requirements are described of an engineering organization. An exceptionally broad experience in geological and engineering matters are required of the engineering geologist whose quality is basically measured by that of his geological ability. Entry to professional engineering geology is best directed from a first degree course in geology or the earth sciences. The opportunities available at undergraduate level in Great Britain are reviewed, as well as three Master's degree courses. Research opportunities, in-career courses, and graduate training courses are discussed. The practice of engineering geology is reviewed; the science is used in the prediction of geological site conditions and in the planning and design of site investigation. The employment of engineering geologists continuously on site during construction is discussed and the primary functions of such a geologist during construction are listed. It is important for the engineering geologist to be closely associated with construction so that design predictions can be tested and appropriate adjustments made during construction. The role of engineering geology in contracting and during operation are also reviewed.

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    Foundation Publications Limited

    7 Ongar Road
    Brentwood CM15 9AU, Essex,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Knill, J L
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • GROUND ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 8
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: EMAP CONSTRUCT LIMITED
    • ISSN: 0017-4653

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097383
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM