Geotechnical Engineering

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  • How to Read a Soil Report
    Geotechnical soils reports indicate whether a particular site is suitable for the construction of a permanent or temporary structure.
  • What is an Environmental Impact Assessment?
    Before a building can be built, an environmental impact assessment needs to be performed to determine how the endeavor will affect the environment. This allows planners to make their projects more environmentally friendly and acceptable to all involved.
  • The History of Activated Sludge
    Ardern and Lockett, who invented the activated sludge process, first used the term, activated sludge, in 1914. Their discovery of the value of recycling biological solids in aerobic wastewater treatment led to the activated sludge process, now the most widely used biological treatment process.
  • Current and Future Advances in Surveying
    The role of a surveyor is now extremely significant. A growing number of disciplines including mapping, navigation, and Global Positioning Systems concern the modern surveyor. Advanced surveying techniques are more accurate, faster, and reliable than traditional methods, with new technologies emergi
  • Soil Mechanics and other Geotechnical Topics at Bright Hub
    Studying the behavior of earth materials is a vast subject that includes the study of soil properties, foundations, slopes, risk mitigation, and ground improvement methods. The following topics will guide you through much of the terminology and theory of geotechnical engineering and soil mechanics.
  • Ecology: Understanding Energy Flow in Biological Systems
    Before learning about the difference between geological energy and biological energy, and how energy flows in each, let’s take a detailed look at both the energy forms and understand how they exist in nature.
  • All Wealth Comes from the Land
    Engineers who practice green project management techniques will be very much aware of the effects that their projects can have on the ecology and the environment. Good engineers will have plans to mitigate these effects even before the first spade of soil is turned over.
  • Finding and Describing a Position on the Surface of the World
    Latitude and longitude are used to define the absolute location of any place. This requires an accepted system of coordinates to be in place, and these are used to pinpoint the location of a place on the surface of the earth.
  • How Civil Engineers make use of Human Geography
    Human geography is the study of how humans use and understand the earth and the process that affect life. This affects people and the environments that they create for themselves. Human geography in civil engineering greatly affects the buildings and structures that a civil engineer designs and buil
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