CE 644 : Geotechnical Engineering Survey
Importance of geotechnical engineering surveys and maps in the
planning and execution of major civil engineering projects,
such as construction of earth dams, highways and railways,
rural, urban and industrial development etc., concept of land
use planning, drainage, soil horizons, colour, texture,
structure, consistency, reaction etc., landscape and
geomorphology, different types of base maps.
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Organization of field work and collection of soils and the
parent materials, identification and nomenclature of soil
horizons and series, preparation of geotechnical engineering
maps for specific uses, soil survey reports.
The entire course of instruction and field work will be covered
intensively over a period of about three weeks, normally during
Soil Survey Manual, Bureau of Plant Industry, Soil
Agricultural Engineering, 1951.
Earth Manual, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, Colorado,