What is Geotechnical Engineering?

The International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) has provided the following video overview of geotechnical engineering and the profession's primary fields of practice: 


Geotechnical Engineering, perhaps more than any other area of engineering, is more of an art of judgment than a science of computation, mainly due to the complexity and variability of the geo-materials that make each project unique. The following videosfeaturing Dr. Ralph B. Peck and Dr. Norbert R. Morgenstern (Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta) on engineering judgment in geotechnical engineering as well as on the human aspects, personality, and life of the great leaders in this field are noteworthy:

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Part 2



Part 3



Part 4


"No amount of optimism by the engineer on behalf of his client will have any impact on the great forces of nature."
~ Sir Alec Westley Skempton

Please refer to our Geotechnical Engineering Services for more information on our geotechnical consulting, soil compaction testing, and other geotechnical construction quality control inspection and materials testing services. From time to time, Alpha Adroit also provide free internship-practicum programs for new graduates and internationally educated geotechnical engineers requiring exposure to the Canadian work environment.

Alpha Adroit Engineering Ltd provides geotechnical engineering services throughout Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Northwest Territories in Canada. Alpha Adroit also offers services in international locations directed through its headquarters office in Edmonton, Alberta.

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