Study Tour of 
The Geology of

SUMMER 2013: May 16 - May 27

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Rock Mechanics
Subject Material

Focus and Fun

While we are focused on the elements of Physical Geology - we will further discuss the engineering behavior of rocks; Geo-Engineering. At one Dublin stop we will see Engineering Geology construction from 5,000 years ago.  Newgrange, constructed about 3,200 BC, makes it older than Stonehenge in England and the Great Pyramid of Giza by 1,000 years.  Believe me, these early Celt's were specialist's in rocks and building (erection with RX). The Engineering Geology of Ireland

Important Concepts / Student Study Outcomes

Rock excavation

Rock transport

Rock selection

Rock Behavior

Rock cutting

Rock construction