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GEOLĀ 555. Site Investigation Methodologies in Engineering Geology. 5 Units.

Prerequisites: GEOL 430 or consent of instructor. Recommended prerequisites: GEOL 301, GEOL 360, GEOL 370
Discussion and practice of methods and strategies to investigate sites for the purpose of engineered or other human designed improvement. Use of aerial photography, mapping, reconnaissance site visits, geophysics, and exploration borings to obtain data at sites; discussion of guidelines and methods to describe rock and soil borings. Discussion of use of geologic site conditions to develop the scope and strategy of site investigation. Discussion of siting of critical facilities. Field trips required. Materials fee required.