geotechnical engineering

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Italian Government organized an international committee, including experts in the arts, restoration and structural and geotechnical engineering to help stabilize the monument. Donna Sarkar, Discover Magazine, 13 Mar. 2021 Ivory Homes provided a letter to the council from a third-party geotechnical engineering firm that outlined general steps under the city’s process for ensuring the retaining walls are safe. Tony Semerad, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 Dec. 2022 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, BostonGlobe.com, 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

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“Geotechnical engineering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geotechnical%20engineering. Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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