Geology expert witnesses may be utilized for numerous cases related to environmental and construction issues, as geology refers to the study of any earth-based solid material, which entails various rock formations. Expert geology consulting may be required of lawsuits involving geotechnical engineering, hydrogeology, geochemistry, geological petrography, the mining and minerals industry, coastal and oceanography processes, and other issues related to environmental geology. Geologist experts can provide valuable insights in the environmental fields, making the expert opinion of geology expert witnesses essential in several types of cases.
Many geology expert witnesses are involved with cases related to geotechnical engineering, which is geology in relation to various types of engineering projects, including commercial or residential construction sites. Geology-based concerns in engineering projects may include erosion, groundwater, shoring, seismology, earthquakes, slopes, landslides and other environmental details and processes posing as possible threats to the foundations of a building. Neglecting such geological problems may result in violations of building code compliance, which would in turn be hazardous to future occupants of the structure in question. Building defects would provide substantial cause for possible lawsuits because of poor geotechnical planning.
Geology experts and consultants may also be skilled with mapping, site assessment, soil sampling, GIS, and other areas of environmental science. Geological data analyses would be an essential aspect of assessing several types of construction damages.
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