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Civil Engineer

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Hi, I’m Moh and I test soil so people know how to build on top of it. I’m passionate about amazing buildings and my job is all about checking different types of soil and rocks to make sure when we build on them the buildings don’t fall down. I take the lead on my work but it is also important to listen to, and learn from, others. There are so many different types of soil, rocks and buildings and I love the variety in engineering.


Build a tower

Moh is passionate about amazing buildings and to make sure they are strong and stable he investigates rocks and soils to find the best places to build or to decide how to design the foundations. Explore what happens when you try to build a tall tower on different surfaces – how well does it work on a mixture of flour and sand? What can you do to build better?

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Mohammad Khreishi is a Geotechnical Engineer – when a new structure is about to be built he checks the soil and the rocks at the building site to support the design of strong foundations for the building.

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