Dr. Nihad Baban, adjunct associate professor from the Engineering Department, presented a paper at the 4th International Conference on Buildings, Construction, and Environmental Engineering in Istanbul, Turkey on September 7th - 9th, 2019. Dr. Baban’s paper dealt with the natural geotechnical properties of fine-grained soils available in Sulaimani, Iraq. The measured properties were correlated in order to obtain useful equations via statistical analysis. The purpose of the paper was to find an easy way to calculate the difficult testing properties from the easy-testing properties. The work included field and laboratory testing and analysis.