Geotechnical Engineering

Any building project that takes place on the ground (that’s many of them) has to be concerned with geotechnical engineering. This branch of Civil Engineering is concerned with earth materials, soil mechanics, geology etc. A geotechnical engineer will examine rock formations and locations to determine safety, environmental concerns and much more. Learn more about this fascinating sub-field here.

Geotechnical Topics in Civil Engineering

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.

Soil Mechanics: Flow of Water in Soils

Soil permeability is a characteristic property of soil, and studying it helps to erect better structures, construct stable foundations, and perform agricultural activities. Permeability of soil depends upon various factors, and important related aspects are discussed here.

Best Portable Hydrographic Survey Systems

A portable hydrographic survey system must be reliable and precise. Integration of the latest technology with the standard operations of a survey system has made hydrographic surveying very fast and simple. Read on to find which ones the best and latest available in the market.

Smoke and Water Damage Clean-Up

Water from firefighting operations and smoke from a fire causes lots of damage and a need for cleaning operations once the fire is put out. This cleanup should be started as soon as possible, but only after making sure the structure and electrical systems are safe.

How to Treat Drill Foam for Reuse

Drill foam is a detergent used by drillers of oil wells to assist in the floatation of dirt to the surface and which also helps to extend the life of drill bits by reducing the wear on them. Such foams form a substantial cost of drilling and reusing the foam treatment makes sound economic sense.

Terminology of Rock Mechanics

Rock mechanics is a field of engineering that involves interaction between geology, mathematics, physics, petroleum, mining, and civil engineering. There’s a lack of standardization in rock mechanics terminology, so this beginner’s guide is intended to help you get started with rock mechanics.