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What is a Geo-Professional?

 

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What is a Geo-Professional?

A Geo-Professional is one who works in the Geoprofessions, a term coined by ASFE/The Geoprofessional Business Association to connote various technical disciplines that involve engineering, earth and environmental services applied to below-ground (“subsurface”), ground-surface, and ground-surface-connected conditions, structures, or formations. The principal disciplines include, as major categories:

  • geotechnical engineering
  • geology and engineering geology
  • geological engineering
  • geophysics
  • environmental science and environmental engineering
  • construction-materials engineering and testing
  • other geoprofessional services

Each discipline involves specialties, many of which are recognized through professional designations that governments and societies or associations confer based upon a person’s education, training, experience, and educational accomplishments. In the United States, engineers must be licensed in the state or territory where they practice engineering. Most states license geologists and several license environmental “site professionals.” Several states license engineering geologists and recognize geotechnical engineering through a geotechnical-engineering titling act.

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What is the Value of a Geo-Professional?

Companies who use geotechnical engineers on their projects typically see:

  • Improved Project Performance
  • Reduced Risk
  • Increased Innovation
  • Lower Overall Project Costs

Read more - including what geotechnical information project design and construction teams need from owners to better estimate, schedule, design, and construct today’s civil engineering projects - in the GeoConstructability Report.

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Discover the Geoprofession

Local Geotechnical Groups
Certification/Continuing Education
Videos
Geotechnical Conferences
Geo-Strata Magazine and Other Publications
The GeoConstructability Report 
What's it like to be a Geotechnical Engineer?
Geo-Institute Membership
The Business of the Geoprofession
Allied Organizations
International Geotechnical Information
ASCE Career Connections
The ASCE Library
The 2009 Report Card for America's Infrastructure 

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