The Department was created by merging the two departments: "Engineering geodesy" and "Foundation engineering " in 1988 (Order No. 143 dated July 1, 1988).
The Department of Engineering Geology was established in 1968 as an independent sub-department of the Brest Civil Engineering Institute (Order No. 206 of 15.05.1968). Within that period the department was headed by 4 people: the senior teacher Starikevich Georgiy Vladimirovich (1968-1971); Associate Professor Elizarov Vladimir Mikhailovich (1971-1976); Ph. D. of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor Zhukov Nikolai Gavrilovich (1976-1982); Ph. D. of Technical sciences, Associate professor Zelensky Alexey Mikhailovich (1982-1988)
The Department "Foundation engineering", as an independent sub-department,was established in 1969 (Order No. 269 of 04/04/1969). Within that period the department was headed by 5 people: Ph.D. of Technical sciences, Associate professor Makaruk Petr Nikolaevich (1969-1975); Ph.D. of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor Andrey Petr Andreyevich (1975-1978); Ph.D. of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor Fedorov Vladislav Germanovich (1978-1984); Ph.D. of Technical Sciences, Associate professor Goncharova Zinaida Ivanovna (1984-1986); Ph.D. of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor Poita Petr Stepanovich (1986-1988).
From 1988 to 2009, the Department of "Foundation engineering, Engineering Geology and Geodesy" was headed by Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Poita Petr Stepanovich. In 2010 the Department was renamed into the Department of Geotechnics and Transport Communications (Order No. 149 of July 12, 2010).
At the department 21 members of teaching staff work: 18 regular employees (3 professors, 2 Doctors of Engineering Science, 5 Ph.D. in Engineering Science and 3 part-time employees (chief of Brest-KAD, "AerodorProekt" Moscow, RUP "Brestavtodor").
Since 2009 the chair has been headed by the professor, Ph.D. Shvedovsky Petr Vladimirovich (tel. +37529 39 33 444, E-mail: email@example.com).
Heads of research works are - Doctor of Technical Sciences, Prof. Poita P.S. and Ph.D., prof. Shvedovsky P.V.
The department maintains close contacts with the universities of the republic - BIIHT (Gomel), BNTU (Minsk), BGSHA (Gorki), PGU (Novopolotsk), GSU (Grodno) and foreign universities - Czestochowska and Belostok Polytechnics (Poland), vocational school (Penza, Russia), higher construction school (Biberach, Germany), etc.
In recent years, almost all laboratories at the department have been modernized and equipped with computers and test systems.
Since 2008 the branch of the department has been actively functioning on the basis of the KUPP "Brestdorproekt".
In 2008 a branch of the department was opened on the basis of the KUPP "Brestdorproekt", consisting of five part-time employees.
The department includes 18 members of teaching staff: 5 professors, 5 associate professors, 4 senior lecturers and 4 junior members of teaching staff.
The address of the department: 267, Moskovskaya Str., Brest, 224017, the main building, room. 123.