Earthwork projects are critical components in civil construction and often require detailed management techniques and unique solution methods to address failures. Being earth bound, earthwork is influenced by geomaterial properties at the onset of a project. Hence, an understanding of the in-situ soil properties is essential. Slope stability is a common problem facing earthwork construction, such as excavations and shored structures. Analytical methods for slope stability remain critical for researchers due to the mechanical complexity of the system. Striving for better earthwork project managements, the geotechnical engineering community continues to find improved testing techniques for determining sensitive properties of soil and rock, including stress-wave based, non-destructive testing methods. To minimize failure during earthwork construction, past case studies and data may reveal useful lessons and information to improve project management and minimize economic losses. This volume is part of the proceedings of the 1st GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Egypt 2017.
1 STUDY OF SLOPE STABILITY (OPEN PIT MINING, ALGERIA).- 2 Prediction of Drained Settlement and Ultimate Bearing Capacity for Stone Columns Supported Foundation.- 3 Considerations on the stiffness of Sensitive Soft Soils.- 4 A novel field device for the measurement of soil collapsibility.- 5 Moisture Variation in Expansive Subgrade through Field Instrumentation and Geophysical Testing.