Engineering geology is the application of all branches of geologic sciences to the practical problems of engineering. The Illinois State Geological Survey has recognized the importance of this discipline with the establishment of a section devoted to engineering geology starting in 1927. Engineering geology is concerned with naturally occurring properties of materials of the earth (rocks, soil and water) below or at the surface of the earth and their impact on manmade structures. Investigation and collected data are beneficial to civil, mining, and structural engineers, architects, developers, building contractors, government agencies, and the general public.
Hazards Assessment and Response Contacts
Earthquake records Tim Larson
Ground movement and liquefaction Bob Bauer
Foundation problems Bob Bauer
Karst (sinkholes) Sam Panno
Mine Subsidence Bob Bauer, Scott Elrick
Updated 10/20/2011 SLD