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The design and construction of roads, and bridges, is a matter of judiciously applying the concepts of soil and rock mechanics.

Existing and newly constructed infrastructure is subject to ongoing geohazards. These geohazards might be a rapid landslide or rock fall, or might be a slower process such as wind or water erosion.

This page provides links to design manuals, the department's annual geohazard risk management assessment reports and other useful information related to geotechnical and erosion control.

Geotechnical engineering

Geotechnical Engineering Best Management Practices identifies key geotechnical procedures to be followed on Transportation projects:

  • Guidelines for Geotechnical Borehole Abandonment
  • Guideline for Installation of Slope Inclinometer (SI)
  • Guideline for Installation of Pneumatic Piezometers (PP)
  • Guidelines for Installation of Standpipe Well (SW) and Standpipe Piezometer (SP)
  • Guidelines for Rockfall Hazards Protection
  • Guidelines for Rockfall Remediation

Geotechnical and erosion control

Design guides


Resource materials

Geotechnical and Erosion Control Resource Materials:

  • Conference Papers
  • Glossary – Geotextiles and Geomembrane Terms
  • Glossary – Erosion and Sedimentation Terms
  • Glossary – Landslide Terms
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Erosion Control Websites
  • Project Site Documentation Binder Content
  • 2006 Bioengineering and Biotechnical Streambank Stabilization Techniques Workshop, September 26 - 28, 2006
  • 2010 Bioengineering and Biotechnical Streambank Stabilization Techniques Workshop, June 24 & 25, 2010
  • 2018 Bi-annual GRMP Review Meeting – PDF Presentations
  • AT gINT Borehole Log Template

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