n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The importance of practical skills in geotechnical courses : geotechnical engineering

Volume 23, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



The geotechnical world has expanded in the last decade and now involves much more than the basic concepts expounded by the founders of engineering, such as Terzaghi, Peck, Kovacs and Holtz. Today underground resources require new perspectives in terms of development, which in turn needs advanced knowledge and skills in geotechnical engineering. Therefore an active learning approach and hands-on laboratory experience must be a key component in any undergraduate course. This not only enhances the understanding and application of theory, but also the knowledge retention of the student.

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