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Geohazard Risk Management for Linear Facilities

Porter, Michael, Jakob, Matthias, Savigny, K. Wayne

2015, 310 p. 30 illus., 20 illus. in color.

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  • About this book

  • Worldwide, linear facilities extend over millions of kilometers and traverse geologically diverse terrain, subject to a wide range of geohazards
  • This book outlines a unified geohazard risk management framework
  • Invaluable in its utilisation of quantitative risk assessment techniques to assist owners, operators, regulators, consultants and insurers to improve the safety and reliability of linear facilites in a proactive and cost effective manner
There are several boks on geohazards such as landslides, floods and earthquakes, but there is no book that provides a unified framework for geohazard risk management along linear facilities, such as roads, railways, pipelines, electrical transmission lines and telecommunication cables. This book will describe how geohazards commonly cause different types of linear activities to fail to perform their intended function. Risk control techniques for each type of geohazard can vary amongst the different types of linear facility. This book will describe the common techniques used, highlighting those that tend to be most cost-effective for each hazard and facility type.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Avalanches - Communication networks - Earthquakes - Geohazards - Landslides - Linear facilites - Pipelines - Risk assessment and management

Related subjects » Atmospheric Sciences - Environmental Science & Engineering - Geology

Table of contents 

1. Introduction;- 2. Geohazards;- 3. Risk Assessment and Risk Management;- 4. Unified Framework for Geohazard Risk Management;- 5. Geohazard Magnitude and Frequency Estimates;- 6. Pipelines;- 7. Railways;- 8. Public and Industrial Roads;- 9. Electrical and Communication Transmission Facilities;- 10. GIS and WEB Applications for Risk Management;- 11. Future Challenges.

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Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India

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