geotechnical engineering


Definition of geotechnical engineering

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

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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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1974, in the meaning defined above

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