About the book
Engineering geology is the practical application of geology in the field of engineering, the goal of this process is to ensure that geological factors are taken into account and focus on them in various engineering works, as these factors affect the site selection, design process, construction phase, and facility operation, in addition to its importance in the maintenance of the facility.
The presence of an engineering geologist is necessary in projects that involve an interaction between nature and the facility, in order to assess the impact of Earth's operations on human activities and human-executed facilities.
Engineering Geology studies can be conducted during different stages of the project, as it can be conducted during the planning process, or the environmental impact analysis process, or the structural design process, or during construction operations in public and private projects, in addition to the stages of economic engineering, and the type of studies after completing construction of the facility. Geological engineering includes the following areas: geological risk assessment, geotechnical engineering, material properties, land slippage and slope risk, erosion, floods, seismic studies, and water displacement.