Engineering geologist

An engineering geologist is a geologist trained in the discipline of engineering geology. Many organizations and governments have programs for the qualification, testing and certification of engineering geologists as a protection to the public.

Engineering geologists commonly work with civil engineers, architects, developers and planners, to ensure that the geologic factors affecting the location, design, construction, operation and maintenance of engineering works are recognized and adequately provided for.

One of the earliest definitions of the "Engineering Geologist" or "Professional Engineering Geologist" was provided by The Executive Committee of the Division on Engineering Geology GSA in 1951, as follows:

A professional engineering geologist is a person who, by reason of his special knowledge of the geological sciences and the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design acquired by professional education or practical experience, is qualified to apply such special knowledge for the purpose of rendering professional services or accomplishing creative work such as consultation, investigation, planning, design or supervision of construction for the purpose of assuring that the geologic elements affecting the structures, works or projects are adequately treated by the responsible engineer.

References

* Bates and Jackson, 1980, Glossary of Geology: American Geological Institute.
* The Heritage of Engineering Geology: The First Hundred Years: GSA Centennial Special Volume 3, 1991

See also

* Engineering geology
* Geotechnics
* Geotechnical engineering
* Geotechnical investigation


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • engineering geologist — geologijos inžinierius statusas T sritis profesijos apibrėžtis Inžinierius, kuris geologijos žinias taiko civilinės inžinerijos problemoms spręsti statant dambas, tiltus, tunelius, polderius ir didelius pastatus. Naudodamasis aeromagnetinėmis ir… …   Inžinieriai, technikai ir technologai. Trikalbis aiškinamasis žodynėlis

  • engineering geologist — geologijos inžinierius statusas T sritis profesijos apibrėžtis Inžinierius, kuris visų geologijos sričių žinias taiko Žemės plutos tyrimų projektams planuoti, parengti ir įgyvendinti. Jis gali vadovauti naudingųjų iškasenų geologinės paieškos ir… …   Inžinieriai, technikai ir technologai. Trikalbis aiškinamasis žodynėlis

  • petroleum engineering geologist — naftos gavybos geologijos inžinierius statusas T sritis profesijos apibrėžtis Geologijos inžinierius, vadovaujantis naftos telkinių geologinės paieškos ir žvalgybos darbams ir dalyvaujantis įrengiant naftos gavybos gręžinius. atitikmenys: angl.… …   Inžinieriai, technikai ir technologai. Trikalbis aiškinamasis žodynėlis

  • Engineering geology — is the application of the geologic sciences to engineering practice for the purpose of assuring that the geologic factors affecting the location, design, construction, operation and maintenance of engineering works are recognized and adequately… …   Wikipedia

  • Geologist — A geologist is a contributor to the science of geology, studying the physical structure and processes of the Earth and planets of the solar system (see planetary geology). Training / SchoolingTheir undergraduate training typically includes… …   Wikipedia

  • Oregon State Board of Geologist Examiners — The Oregon State Board of Geologist Examiners (OSBGE) is an agency of the U.S. state of Oregon. Administrative support for the board is provided by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services. The mission of the Oregon State Board of… …   Wikipedia

  • Geotechnical engineering — [ Boston s Big Dig presented geotechnical challenges in an urban environment.] Geotechnical engineering is the branch of civil engineering concerned with the engineering behavior of earth materials. Geotechnical engineering includes investigating …   Wikipedia

  • Harold Williams (geologist) — Infobox Scientist name = Harold Williams |175px image width = 175px caption = Dr. Harold Williams birth date = Birth date and age|1934|3|14|df=y birth place = St. John s, Newfoundland death date = death place = residence = Canada (1949 ) Dominion …   Wikipedia

  • Neil Campbell (geologist) — Neil Campbell FRSC (April 27, 1914 – July 12, 1978) was a famous Canadian geologist, and is a notable within the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. Campbell was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta and was a 1937 graduate of the University of Alberta s… …   Wikipedia

  • Robert Bell (geologist) — Infobox Scientist name = Dr. Robert Bell image width = caption = birth date = birth date|1841|06|03 birth place = Toronto, Upper Canada death date = death date and age|1917|06|17|1841|06|03 death place = Rathwell, Manitoba, Canada residence =… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.