18 Oct Enineering Power – Bulletin of the Croatian Academy of Engineering – Vol. 13(3)
Croatian Academy of Engineering (HATZ) 2018
Civil engineering is one of the oldest and broadest engineering fields, dealing with the design and construction, but also with the maintenance of the naturally and physically built environment. It includes a vast spectrum of works such as buildings, roads, railways, bridges, canals, dams, sewage systems etc. It is a fact that civil engineering does not develop at the same progressive rate as some other engineering disciplines (i.e. mechanical, electrical or computing engineering) where new discoveries are introduced practically on a daily-basis.The objective reasons for this are to be found in the nature of civil engineering which has been developing gradually not for centuries, but milleniums. However, the implementation of numerical codes, modernization of investigation and testing equipment, much more powerful construction machines have all led to the implementation of innovative techniques and technologies in civil engineering over the last few last decades. The papers listed below represent a part of the scientific and professional work of experts of the Department of Geotechnics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Zagreb. The Department of Geotechnics is one of nine departments of the Faculty of Civil Enineering, University of Zagreb. The Department of Geotechnics is one of nine departments of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and it is organised in two chairs, the Chair of Soil and Rock Mechanics and the Chair for Geotechnical Engineering.