geotechnical engineering


Definition of geotechnical engineering

: a science that deals with the application of geology to engineering

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Recent Examples on the Web The office also is holding tight to the findings by CTL Thompson, a Denver geotechnical engineering firm paid about $125,000 by CDOT to investigate the causes of the collapse and help assign blame. Jon Murray, The Denver Post, "A year after U.S. 36 highway collapse, Colorado still seeks compensation," 17 July 2020 That ultimately could undermine the levee as well and cause a breach or a failure,’’ said Cassandra Rutherford, assistant professor of geotechnical engineering at Iowa State University. Jeff Martin,, "Flooded Mississippi River a threat as hurricane season heats up," 14 Aug. 2019 Founded in El Paso, Texas in 2003, LOI Engineers provides geotechnical engineering and exploration services primarily throughout southwestern Texas and southern New Mexico. Fortune, "LOI Engineers," 5 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of geotechnical engineering

1974, in the meaning defined above

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“Geotechnical engineering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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