Military Civil Engineers Pioneer Materials

The Savannah District Environmental and Materials Unit, located in Marietta, GA, is one of the U.S. Military's most reputable labs for testing civil engineering materials, including soil, rock and concrete. This five person team processes thousands of samples a year, examining such properties as permeability, plasticity and strength, working to ensure that structures (i.e. levees, dams, bridges) constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers have the durability needed to withstand heavy use. They are also responsible for heading up a team of materials engineers from five countries to establish worldwide industry standards, published in the International Levee Handbook. The work of this team is instrumental in training a corps of skilled Army engineers to ensure success in other departments. Their expertise is bound to breed even greater capability in the future.

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