Small Projects are Big Deals

by Daniel Mahrt, P.E., (M.ASCE), Associate Principal, Senior Engineer; Braun Intertec, St. Paul, MN,

Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2015, Vol. 19, Issue 5, Pg. 44-49

Document Type: Feature article


Geotechnical engineers work on a wide array of projects, ranging from small retaining walls or pavement projects, to construction of dams, canals, and foundations for bridges and high-rise buildings. On large projects, collaboration is required and expected for a successful project. High-profile megaprojects and design-build projects, among others, require collaboration because many disciplines are working simultaneously, and specific design details may have significant impact on other aspects of the project. On smaller projects though, the collaborative environment is often not as prevalent.

Subject Headings: Project management | Infrastructure construction | Dam foundations | Bridge foundations | Retaining structures | Pavements | High-rise buildings


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