geotechnical engineering


Definition of geotechnical engineering

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

Examples of geotechnical engineering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the collapse had begun with the foundation, geotechnical engineering professor Steven Kramer of the University of Washington in Seattle would have expected to see everything going together. USA TODAY, 26 June 2021 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, 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,, 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, 5 Oct. 2017

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1974, in the meaning defined above

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“Geotechnical engineering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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