The Engineering Geology Laboratory is an integral part of the Department of Civil Engineering, engineering geology is the application of the geologic sciences to engineering practice for the purpose of assuring that the geologic factors affecting the location, design, construction, operation and maintenance of engineering works are recognized and adequately provided for. Engineering geologists investigate and provide geologic and geotechnical recommendations, analysis, and design associated with human development. The realm of the engineering geologist is essentially in the area of earth-structure interactions, or investigation of how the earth or earth processes impact human made structures and human activities.
Objectives : • Be able to understand the role of geology in the design and construction process of underground openings in rock.
• Be able to apply geologic concepts and approaches on rock engineering projects.
• Be able to identify and classify rock using basic geologic classification systems.
• Be able to use the geologic literature to establish the geotechnical framework needed to properly design and construct heavy civil works rock projects.