This seasoned textbook introduces geology for civil engineering students. It covers minerals and rocks, superficial deposits and the distribution of rocks at or below the surface. It then looks at groundwater and gives guidance on the exploration of a site before looking at the civil engineering implications of rocks and the main geological factors which affect typical engineering projects.
"…a very readable, well organized and illustrated textbook. The additions and amendments in the second edition…will enhance the book's reputation." - British Geologist
Preface to the second edition. Preface to the first edition. Introduction. Minerals and rocks. Superficial deposits. Distribution of rocks at and below the surface. Subsurface (ground) water. Geological exploration of an engineering site. Rocks and civil engineering. Principal geological factors affecting certain engineering projects. Appendices: A: Descriptions of some important soil groups. B: Hydraulic properties and pumping tests of an aquifer. C: The British Geological Surveys. D: Exploring for old coal workings in the United Kingdom. E: The time-distance graph of first arrivals from a velocity model with two layers separated by a horizontal interface and where V2 is greater than V1. F: Quality of aggregates. G: Aggregate quality and tests in different countries. H: Systematic description of rocks and rock discontinuities. Index.