Increasing environmental awareness has emphasised the many engineering situations in which there are potential environmental impacts (both harmful and beneficial). This book provides engineers who are (or are likely to be) involved in such projects with the information and techniques to enable them to select a course of action which is 'best practice' from both the environmental and engineering points of view. The author outlines the fundamental principles of geotechnics and current ground engineering practice and proceeds to a detailed examination of the interaction with the environment. Environmental Geotechnics amalgamates the current body of knowledge on environmental aspects of ground engineering including landfill and contaminated land and as such will appeal to engineers working in the fields of geotechnics, the environment and water, waste management, and geology.
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Geotechnics and the environment
Basics of soil materials
Compaction and earthworks
Groundwater and permeability
Consolidation and settlement
Waste disposal by landfill
Waste materials in geotechnical construction
Noise and ground vibrations
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