UW Civil & Environmental Engineering - Master's Degrees
A geotechnical engineer then determines and designs the type of foundations, earthworks, and/or pavement subgrades required for the intended man-made structures to be built. Foundations are designed and constructed for structures of various sizes such as high-rise buildings, , medium to large commercial buildings, and smaller structures where the soil conditions do not allow code-based design.
Geotechnical Group PhD List 1951-2016 ..
In Norway a lot of infrastructure is built on challenging soils, where soft and often quick clays (extremely collapsible clay) require advanced geotechnical engineering. Norway has been among the leading countries for developing geotechnical engineering since the 1950’s. Today, climate change amplifies the demand for geotechnical engineering due to increased risks of flooding, rock fall and landslides.
The articles included in this guide will provide a great information source for those interested in geotechnical studies in the civil engineering field. The articles cover the most fundamental aspects of geotechnical engineering where they are important: soil mechanics and rock mechanics, suitability testing for structural erection, natural and engineered methods of soil preservation, erosion control and cliff stabilization, including geosynthesis techniques, and the common civil engineering role of preparing for foundations and civil structures.