Mukabi-13c-Maputo2011-Developing Innovative Geotechnical engineering methods for
developing Africa.doc - Nov. 24, 09
innovative geotechnical engineering
methods for developing Africa
Kensetsu Kaihatsu Limited
ABSTRACT: For purposes of minimising anomalies, increasing precision and
achieving an appropriate design for a particular set of environmental condi-
tions and geomaterial properties, scientific and engineering innovation is a
definite prerequisite. A number of innovative geotechnical engineering in-
vestigative techniques are proposed in this paper.
Both the innovative in-situ and laboratory testing methods introduced are
aimed at ensuring the determination of fairly reliable and versatile parame-
ters that can be adopted for design and construction quality control. It is
demonstrated that the use of modified equipment and innovative approach
can be effective in providing parameters that can be used in further develop-
ing superior equipment and analytical techniques.