Geotechnical, Construction, and Structural Engineering, MEng
Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering
Nguyen Engineering Building, 1300
4400 University Drive, MS 6C1
Fairfax, VA 22030
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Geotechnical engineers play a major role in all areas of construction, which provides opportunities in a variety of areas. They must evaluate site suitability for a tunnel that will penetrate a mountain or a seabed, or lie beneath a city in an earthquake active zone; an embankment dam that will be constructed of the indigenous soil and rock; an offshore island that will provide storm protection for a coastal city; or a deep disposal site that will contain nuclear waste for 10,000 years. Geotechnical engineers are members of design teams, collaborating with structural engineers, water resources and environmental engineers, and construction engineers.