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Geotechnical: Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering

The Boston Big Dig
Fig. 1: The Boston Big Dig Project

From Wikipedia, Geotechnical engineering is concerned with the application of civil engineering technology to some aspect of the earth: geo-, meaning “earth”. The Geotechnical Engineer works to provide solutions to civil engineering tasks using materials found on and below a site. The materials are commonly referred to as soil and rock.

Geotechnical engineers' work includes many subdivisions including: Foundations, Retaining Structures, Pavements and Earthworks, and Site Investigations.

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Geotechnical Engineers typically work with the following subjects:

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