Engineering Geology

Engineering geology is the application of the geological sciences to engineering study for the purpose of assuring that the geological factors regarding the location, design, construction, operation and maintenance of engineering works are recognized and accounted for. It is mainly concerned with the application of geology to civil and mining engineering practice. The purpose is to ensure that geological factors affecting the planning, design, construction and maintenance of engineering works and the development of groundwater resources are recognized, adequately interpreted and presented for use in engineering practice.

Engineering geology is the application of geological knowledge in engineering works. It has wide applications in various engineering fields especially in urban planning and expansion. Site investigation for major structures such as dams, factories, and heavy buildings is one of the main parts of engineering applications. Others include earth material characterization, exploration and assessment of construction materials and assessment of difficult grounds such as sabkha, expansive and collapsible soils. Engineering geology research has focused on stability of highway cuts, mine waste embankment stability and design, landslide hazards, watershed and urban hydrology and geochemistry affected by acid mine drainage, and properties of soil and rock material as related to their engineering behavior.

  • Geospatial analysis & geologic mapping
  • Engineering mitigation of volcanic geohazards
  • Earthquake and structural engineering
  • Spatial analysis and remote sensing
  • Soil and rock mechanics
  • Geological and geotechnical engineering
  • Remote Sensing for earth sciences applications & GIS

Related Conference of Engineering Geology

September 20-21, 2017

3rd World Congress on GIS and Remote Sensing

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
November 8-9, 2017

2nd International Convention on Geophysics and Geotechnics

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
November 8-9, 2017

2nd International Convention on Geosciences and Remote Sensing

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
November 16-17, 2017

World Congress On Marine Science

Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Dec 4-5, 2017

Annual Congress on Soil Sciences

Madrid, Spain
March 21-22, 2018

5th International Conference on Geology and Geoscience

Bali, Indonesia

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