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Integrated Methodology for Geotechnical Risk Identification in Building Construction Projects
Year:2010
Research Areas
  • Engineering
Information
Abstract
Despite the availability of design codes, it has to be emphasized that security cannot be totally assured; even if guidelines proposed in design codes are strictly followed. Therefore, from the midst of 90s, many construction industry experts began to propose the integration of Risk Management (RM) methodologies to construction development processes. In many countries, the society evolved to consider the philosophy of prevention as the base for its national standards and regulations. The recent studies indicate that, according to European statistics, about 80-85 per cent of all building failures and damages are related to problems in the ground. It means that until now, ground-related problems remain the biggest cause of delays and cost overruns in civil engineering projects, suggesting that engineers still need a better understanding of the nature of geotechnical risk. Before analyzing the geotechnical risk, the engineer needs to understand and define the geotechnical risk scenarios for each project in particular that he or she has to face. This was the basic reason for the development of a concise and consistent methodology for systematical identification of risks related to geotechnical problems of building construction projects.
International
Si
Congress
1st Latin American Congress on Project Engineering
960
Place
ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
2027-7040
Start Date
30/06/2010
End Date
02/07/2010
From page
241
To page
249
Proceedings of the I. Latin American Congress on Project Engineering
Participants
  • Autor: Fernando Rodriguez Lopez (UPM)
  • Participante: J. F. GARCÍA ARVIZU
  • Autor: Pavel Hruskovic . (UPM)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación y Gestión sostenible del desarrollo rural/local
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