Applied Geology in Construction Practice
A companion for infrastructural development
This book integrates geoscientific principles in engineering practices for application in infrastructural and mining sectors while addressing mitigation measures for associated geohazards.
It is intended for students pursuing graduate courses in higher education; particularly for African universities and technical institutions that offer programs that require applied geology as a course unit.
The authors have provided generic and subject specific competencies, as a new approach to authorship of educational material, in the interest of a reader who anticipates to be evaluated in a learning environment of an academic institution.
Background geological knowledge has been provided in first seven chapters and its application is then captured in the next nine chapters using illustrative communication, especially well labelled key images.
Evaluation aspects have been addressed so as to test the learning process of the reader as witnessed in exercises at the end of each chapter while capturing subject specific competencies adduced at the beginning of every chapter.
Besides its simplicity, the book acts as a stimulating companion for students, researchers and professionals.
Bernard K Rop, PhD (Petroleum Geology) is a renowned academician and former Commissioner of Mines and has extensively published articles in refereed journals and now lectures at JKUAT, Juja, Kenya; whereas MR.
NAMWIBA is an experienced Engineering Geologist at the Centre of Mining and Applied Geology, Machakos University, Machakos, Kenya