224-0204 – Environmental Geotechnics (EG)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geotechnics and Underground Engineering
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Karel Vojtasík, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
224-0204/01 2002/2003 2020/2021 4
224-0204/02 2002/2003 2021/2022 5
224-0204/03 2015/2016 2020/2021 5
224-0204/04 2015/2016 2020/2021 5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The goal is to build upand develop a view of geotechnical structures in the wider context. Any geotechnical construction and geotechnical design affects the state of the environment, it raises a number of changes. These changes represent real threat to any existing building, located in their vicinity. The student becomes familiar with the most common types of hazards, their causes and principles and practical measures to minimize environmental risk are subject to the process of construction of geotechnical structures, as well as their long-term existence and during their use. The course goes on and develops the knowledge gained in previous subjects "of rock and soil mechanics", "Foundation Engineering". Acquired knowledge supports the following professional education courses as "underground construction "in undergraduate studies and geotechnical construction in the master drade study.

Teaching methods



Each geotechnical construction recasts a ground environment. A ground response interferes in both geotechnical construction and wide ground area around with facilities constructed before. The course focuses on significant phenomena accompanying each geotechnical construction in ground. It outlines their merits, gives analysis of all consequences and brings out ways to mitigate these ones as they are not to be got out since their physical background within.

Compulsory literature:

SARSBY, R.(2000). Environmental Geotechnics. Thomas Telford Publishing, London

Recommended literature:

SARSBY, R.(2000). Environmental Geotechnics. Thomas Telford Publishing, London


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
224-0201 MH&Z Soil and Rock Mechanics Recommended
224-0202 ZS Foundation Engineering Recommended


Subject has no co-requisities.