International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Geotechnical Engineering | Sudan | Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014


Effects of Inadequate Geotechnical Investigation on Civil Engineering Projects

Magdi Zumrawi


Abstract: This paper aims to focus on the problems of inadequate geotechnical investigations which lead to unsafe designed foundations; construction delays and extra costs for civil engineering projects. Inadequate geotechnical investigations can arise from lack of client awareness; inadequate finance; insufficient time and lack of geotechnical expertise. The reliability of the information contained in the geotechnical report has strong influence on design; construction; project cost and safety. Thus; it is quite important to have a clear; concise and accurate geotechnical report by qualified geotechnical engineers in order to ensure the reliability of the investigation results. A case is presented to illustrate the problems of inappropriate geotechnical investigation; insufficient knowledge of site condition; and importance of geotechnical supervision.


Keywords: Inadequate, Geotechnical investigations, Extra cost, Reliability, Unsafe design


Edition: Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014,


Pages: 927 - 931


How to Cite this Article?

Magdi Zumrawi, "Effects of Inadequate Geotechnical Investigation on Civil Engineering Projects", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=2014285, Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014, 927 - 931

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