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 Post subject: geology
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:45 am 

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What exactly does the class, geology, have to do with the major, civil engineering? My major is civil engineering and I am taking a geology class this semester. In my geology class, people who are not majoring in geology were asked to do presentations on why taking a geology class is important for their major. I have a few reasons why geology is important for civil engineering majors, but I am looking for more information on the topic.

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 Post subject: Re: geology
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:02 pm 
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To my thinking the answer is fairly obivous. In Civil Engineering, geology is often the substrate that you are working on and often with. I would expect you will have more than one geology / soils classes before you are done.

I'm going more towards soils, but location selection in nearly every engineered structure is gong to consider soil/ geology factors. soil compaction ability, depth to bedrock, soil permeability, stability, water tables, reactions when wet/dry.

It is akin to a Mechanical Engineer knowing the differences and applications of various metals and other materials.

I don't have all the answers.
I don't even know all the questions!

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