Geotechnical Risk and Safety: Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety & Risk, Gifu, Japan, 11-12 June, 2009 - Edited by Y. Honjo, M. Suzuki, T. Hara & F. ZhangBoca Raton, London, New York & Leiden: CRC Press, 2009, Hardback.
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Contains: Black & white photographs; Graphs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;
From the cover: “Communication of risks within a transparent and accountable framework is essential in view of the increasing mobility and complexity of modern society. The area of geotechnical engineering does not form an exception, particularly not because of the frequent occurrence of natural and man-made disasters in current years. It is moreover a requirement of modern society to provide quantitative information concerning risks related to geotechnical events, such as earthquakes, landslide, geo-structure failures etc. International exchange of information is also of vital importance today to advance knowledge and experience.
As a result, risk assessment and management are required in all aspects of geotechnical issues, such as planning, design, construction of geotechnical structures, mitigation of geo-hazards, management of large construction projects, maintenance of structures and life-cycle cost evaluation. This volume results from the 2nd International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk, 11-12 June 2009, Gifu, Japan (IS Gifu).”