GEOTECHNICAL INNOVATION IN TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

The history of geotechnical innovation, from the days of Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt to current day practice, is discussed with a particular emphasis on its application on transportation projects above and below ground. The role of innovation in the evolution of geotechnical engineering is highlighted in this paper, and the factors that facilitated its application over the past 50 years are presented. Discussed also are the top to barriers to the application of geotechnical innovation on current U.S. transportation projects.

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00987906
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784407444
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 17 2005 12:00AM