So, Why Do You Want to Write a GBR?

by Gary S. Brierley, P.E., Ph.D., (F.ASCE), President; Dr. Mole, Inc., Denver, CO,,

Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2014, Vol. 15, Issue 2, Pg. 52-56

Document Type: Feature article


Since 1974, scores of papers, articles, conferences, and legal documents have been dedicated to explaining how to write and/or how to use a Geotechnical Baseline Report (GBR). But the vast majority of geotechnical engineers, according to research, still seem confused about why writing a GBR is necessary. Believe it or not, GBRs are an important component for the successful completion of complex projects that come into contact with large volumes of soil and rock such as highways, dams, large excavations, and particularly tunnels.

Subject Headings: Underground construction | Risk management | Writing skills | Tunnels | Rocks | Rockfill dams | Project management


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