The design, construction and operation of civil infrastructure (e.g. transportation systems, building and hydrotechnical structures, pipeline systems) must assess the type, spatial variability and corresponding engineering characteristics of the local geotechnical conditions. The potential significance of geohazards on the resilience and integrity of the natural and built environment must be addressed in a sustainable approach.

The Geotechnical Engineering and Infrastructure Research Group leverages the expertise of a multidisciplinary team utilizing an integrated research framework that encompasses remote sensing, laboratory testing, physical modelling and numerical simulation tools.