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 main fields of practice: 

 

 
Geotechnical Engineering, perhaps more than any other field 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:
 

Part 1

 

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 the nature"
~ Sir Alec Westley Skempton


Please refer to our Geotechnical Engineering Servicesfor more information on our geotechnical consulting, soil testing, and and other geotechnical construction quality control inspection and materials testing services.

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