Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Engineering Geology

Essa Lwisa

United Arab Emirates University


Hasan Arman

United Arab Emirates University


Rocks Plate Tectonic Geo Hazards Ground Subsidence Land Slide Mass Fabric Ground Mass Description Engineering Geophysics Seismic Methods Grout Treatment Bentonite Suspension Water Reservoirs

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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.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: May 29th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: August 18th 2020

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Review results due: November 6th 2020

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Expected publication date: January 5th 2021

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About the editor

Essa Lwisa

United Arab Emirates University

Essa Georges Lwisa is a petroleum engineer, an expert in core analysis, rock properties, formation evaluation, and enhanced oil recovery. He is also an Auditor for standards (ISO 45001:2018), (ISO 19011:2018), and (ISO/IEC 17025:2017) He works at the United Arab Emirates University- Chemical and Petroleum Engineering department since 2009 as a core analysis lab engineer, before that he worked at Core Laboratories Intl. as a SCAL analyst. Essa is a technical assessor in Emirates National Accreditation System (ENAS), a trainer at H&A Professional Development Advisory, a member of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and Society of Core Analysis. He has participated in many conferences and published 17 scientific papers in respected journals, and won several awards. Recently, Essa is working on new research about using polar salts in enhanced oil recovery and water treatment. Far from engineering, Essa is a co-founder and a lead player at the United Arab Emirates Music Orchestra.

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