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M.Tech Geo Technical Engineering

Geotechnical engineering is the branch of civil engineering concerned with the engineering behavior of earth materials. A geotechnical engineer then determines and designs the type of foundations, earthworks, and/or pavement sub grades required for the intended man-made structures to be built. Foundations are designed and constructed for structures of various sizes such as high-rise buildings, bridges, medium to large commercial buildings, and smaller structures where the soil conditions do not allow code-based design.

Foundations built for above-ground structures include shallow and deep foundations. Retaining structures include earth-filled dams and retaining walls. Earthworks include embankments, tunnels, dikes and levees, channels, reservoirs, deposition of hazardous waste and sanitary landfills.