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  • Bearing capacity [r]: The capacity of soil to support the loads applied to the ground. [e]
  • Civil engineering [r]: A broad field of engineering dealing with the design, construction, and maintenance of fixed structures, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and water supply and sewage systems. [e]
  • Deep foundation [r]: Foundation distinguished from shallow foundations by the depth they are embedded into the ground, for very large design loads, a poor soil at shallow depth, or site constraints. [e]
  • Engineering [r]: The profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences gained by study, experience and practice is applied with judgment to develop ways to economically use the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind. [e]
  • Foundation (structure) [r]: A structure that transfers building loads to the ground. [e]
  • Geophysics [r]: The study of the Earth by quantitative physical methods, namely seismic, magnetic, electrical, electromagnetic, thermal and radioactivity methods. [e]
  • Geotechnical investigation [r]: Enquiry on the physical properties of soil and rock around a site to design earthworks and foundations for proposed structures, and for repair of distress to earthworks and structures caused by subsurface conditions. [e]
  • Proctor compaction test [r]: A test to determine the maximum practically-achievable density of soils and aggregates, frequently used in geotechnical engineering. [e]