Geotechnical R & D Needs in Canada

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Subjectgeotechnics; research and development; current geotechnical research and development; capabilities; framework; challenges and opportunities; organization and priorities
AbstractThe committee set up to carry out this study was instructed to look at these needs from a broad point of view, to include an appraisal of current geotechnical R&D activity in Canada, including strengths and weaknesses, and to recommend how publicly funded R&D directed to increasing the general level of Canadian geotechnical competence should be structured and managed. Special attention was to be given to the roles of DBR and the Associate Committee on Geotechnical Research. The report of the study, over 250 pages in length along with two volumes of supporting material, reflects the opinions and judgments not only of the committee members but also of more than 100 individuals from industry, universities and government organizations. The principal conclusions and recommendations of that study are presented in this abridgment. The study provides a detailed picture of current research activity and the factors that influence it, and of the challenges, opportunities and research needs for Canadian geotechnical engineering.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number22720
NPARC number20375608
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Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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