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Geotechnical engineers


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    • found: Work cat.: Awtar Singh. Driftwood : the autobiography of Dr. Awtar Singh, 2011:p. 116 (as a geotechnical engineer expert I set the bar very high for others)
    • found: Become a geotechnical engineer: education and career roadmap, via Study.com website, July 20, 2016(Geotechnical engineers analyze, plan and construct foundations and support structures. These professionals use engineering principles and applications to ensure a structure's stability against earthquakes, mud slides and other natural events. Geotechnical engineers often work in offices; they also conduct site visits and field work. Depending on the job, a geotechnical engineer might put in overtime to ensure a project is completed on-time. Job opportunities for civil engineers, of which geotechnical engineers are just one kind, are expected to be good from 2012-2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
    • found: J. Keith Cross, P.E. home page, July 20, 2016(J. Keith Cross, P.E. is a broadly experienced geotechnical / civil engineer practicing primarily in the Puget Sound area of Washington state)
    • found: Crotty, J.M. Geotechnical engineering: the in-demand, high-pay, easy-entry job you've likely never heard of, via Forbes website, posted Jan. 15, 2015, viewed on July 20, 2016(My compadre ... works as a geotechnical engineer for a midwest-based engineering and consulting concern; the shortage of experienced professionals in his field is so acute that one no longer needed a masters in geotechnical engineering to procure employment; If you've ever wondered why John Lautner's mid-century masterpiece, Chemosphere - which sits atop a 29-foot-high, 5-foot-wide concrete column - doesn't slide off the Hollywood Hills, you can thank the geotechs who laid the intellectual groundwork for that amazing feat of engineering. Moreover, if New York-based Millennium Partners' Millennium Hollywood two-tower development is ever going to be built - let alone withstand a 7.0 earthquake along the intermittently active Hollywood fault - a geotech is going to be intimately involved)
    • found: What is geotechnical engineering website, July 20, 2016:home page (Geotechnical engineering is the science that explains mechanics of soil and rock and its applications to the development of human kind. It includes, without being limited to, the analysis, design and construction of foundations, slopes, retaining structures, embankments, roadways, tunnels, levees, wharves, landfills and other systems that are made of or are supported by soil or rock. Everything you see around you is supported by soil or rock. Geotechnical engineers are responsible for that. Anything that is not supported by soil or rock, either floats, flies or falls down.)
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