As you know, the construction project requires expert people. Geotechnical engineers are also part of the construction team. You couldn’t imagine the construction without geotechnical engineers. The geotechnical engineers are very crucial for the project. If you don’t involve the geotechnical engineers in the project, your building can collapse due to natural forces such as erosion of soil erosion, earthquake, silting, and many more.
Here in the following blog, we will discuss the importance of geotechnical engineering. Let’s start with a better understanding.
Investigation of Surface
Before the construction of any mega project, the investigation of the surface is compulsory. The geotechnical engineer has wide experience and extensive knowledge of geology. They examine the surface of the project and point out all the vulnerabilities related to that site.
In the investigation process, they analyze the physical properties of the surface. As you know, every surface has some issues. So, they do all the things carefully and make the report. According to this report management and other concerned people decide whether the construction on this site is safe or not.
Recommend the Design
Construction involves a huge investment. Sometimes, you want to build the design according to your desire. But this thing does not always work. Because if you try to build a design that will not be supported by that particular surface, you surely lose all of your investment.
So, this makes the role of geotechnical engineers more vital in the design of the building. The geotechnical engineers are involved in the all process of the design. They recommend everything best suited for the project. They try to make the design more surface-friendly. So that your building can stay on the same ground for several years.
Collecting Samples of the Soil
Before starting any construction project, soil sampling is the most important thing. With the help of sampling, you understand the ability and properties of the soil. The geotechnical takes the sample from the different portions of the soils. After that, they can examine the lab.
Soil tests narrow down the decision-making process of geotechnical engineers. Due to this sampling, they can learn the soil quality such as moisture, nutrients, and many more things in the soil. For instance, it would be possible that the soil test can come against your project. In this way, you have to change your decision. You can save a lot of money. Sometimes, on the basis of the sampling report, engineers make different plans for that particular project.
Stress-Bearing Capacity of the Ground
If you don’t examine the stress-bearing capacity of the ground, your building can be destroyed. At this stage, geotechnical engineers analyze whether the soil can bear the load of the project or not. In this way, you can check the strength and capacity of the ground.
As you know, there is no exact timing of natural disasters, so if any disaster comes, your building can bear it. This is only possible if the ground has passed the stress-bearing test according to your project.