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Springer Transactions in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Sustainability Issues in Civil Engineering

Editors: Sivakumar Babu, G.L., Saride, Sireesh, Basha, B. Munwar (Eds.)

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  • Covers current discourses in sustainability issues in civil engineering
  • Includes chapters from leading researchers across the globe
  • Highlights the need for implementation of sustainability practices in design and engineering of civil infrastructure
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This compilation on sustainability issues in civil engineering comprises contributions from international experts who have been working in the area of sustainability in civil engineering. Many of the contributions have been presented as keynote lectures at the International Conference on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure (ICSCI) held in Hyderabad, India.
The book has been divided into core themes of Sustainable Transportation Systems, Sustainable Geosystems, Sustainable Environmental and Water Resources and Sustainable Structural Systems. Use of sustainability principles in engineering has become an important component of the process of design and in this context, design and analysis approaches in civil engineering are being reexamined to incorporate the principles of sustainable designs and construction in practice. Developing economies are on the threshold of rapid infrastructure growth and there is a need to compile the developments in various branches of civil engineering and highlight the issues. It is this need that prompted the composition of this book. The contents of this book will be useful to students, professionals, and researchers working on sustainability related problems in civil engineering. The book also provides a perspective on sustainability for practicing civil engineers who are not directly researching the problems but are affected by the concerns in the course of their profession. The book can also serve to highlight to policy makers and governing bodies the need to have a mandate for sustainable infrastructural development.

About the authors

G L Sivakumar Babu completed his Ph.D.(Geotechnical Engineering) in 1991 from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, after earning his Masters Degree (Soil Mechanics Foundation Engg.) in 1987 from Anna University, Madras and B.Tech. (Civil Engineering) in 1983 from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. He worked in Central Road Research Institute and International Airports Authority of India New Delhi. He joined Indian Institute of Science in 1997, where his teaching and research activities include courses on Geomechanics, Soil investigations, risk and reliability applications in Civil Engineering, Pavement Engineering, Geosynthetics, and Ground Improvement.

He is Editor-in-Chief of the Indian Geotechnical Journal and is Editorial Board Member of 1) Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, ASCE, 2) International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE 3) International Journal of  Georisk -Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards, Taylor & Francis Group, and 4) International journal of systems assurance engineering and management, Springer Publications, 5) International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering and Ground Improvement, Journal of Institution of Civil Engineers, UK (during 2006 to 2013).

He is the Governor of Region 10, ASCE, Ex-President of ASCE (India Section), a member of Sectoral Innovation Council, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Highway Research Board (Identification, Monitoring and Research Application) Committee, Indian Roads Congress, New Delhi. He worked as Humboldt Fellow & Visiting Scientist in Germany during June 1999- July 2000 and as Visiting Scholar, Purdue University, Lafayette, USA during 2/95 - 2/96. He is presently the Chairman, International Technical Committee (TC-302) on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering (FGE) of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) and served as its secretary during 2005-2009 and 2009-2013. He was a member in International Technical Committee (TC-32) on Risk assessment in Geotechnical Engineering during 1997-2001 and 2001-2005. 

He is a Fellow of ASCE, Life Member of Indian Roads Congress, Fellow of Institution of Engineers India, Fellow of Indian Geotechnical Society, Fellow of Association of Consulting Engineers (ACCE).

He has guided a number of students for research degrees (Ph.D and M. Sc (Engg.) and wrote a book on soil reinforcement and geosynthetics, edited six books and proceedings and has over 200 publications to his credit in journals and conferences of international repute. He has received several awards for his work such as best PhD thesis in geotechnical Engineering in India from Indian Geotechnical Society, Humboldt fellowship from Germany, DST Boyscast Fellowship, Young Engineer from Central Board of Irrigation and Power, New Delhi and a few awards for best papers from ASCE and Indian Geotechnical Society.<

Dr. Sireesh Saride is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad. His expertise and research interests are in the area of pavement geotechnics, geosynthetics and ground improvement. He earned his B.Tech (2000) from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India and his masters integrated with PhD from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 2006. He pursued his post-doctoral research at the University of Texas at Arlington. Sireesh’s current research focuses on dynamic behavior of geocell reinforced base and subbase layers and improvement of rural roads using secondary/recycled materials. His research sponsorship comes from the Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Road Transportation and Highways, Naively Lignite Corporation Ltd., and other private sector enterprises. Sireesh has published more than 100 referred journal and conference articles and technical reports. He is a currently serving as Associate Editor for the Journal of Ground Improvement (ICE) and Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE. He is also a Guest Editor for a special Issue on ‘Transporation Geotechnics’ of Indian Geotechnical Journal (2015). He is a member of ASCE, ICE and life member of IGS and IRC. He served as a Secretary for ASCE India Section (2012-14). Dr. Sireesh received best paper awards from Indian Geotechnical Society (2004, 2014) and ASCE GeoShanghai Conference (2010). He received young scientist award from DST, Government of India (2012). 

Dr. B. Munwar Basha obtained his B.Tech (in Civil Engineering) from JNTU college of Engineering, Anantapur, India in June 2001, M.Tech from IIT Kanpur in 2004 and Ph.D. from IISc Bangalore, India in Aug 2009. He was a post doctoral researcher at IISc Bangalore, India until 2010. He worked in IIT Delhi as Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering Department from 2010 to 2013. Presently, he is Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering Department at Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India. He has guided 5 M.Tech and 4 B.Tech projects. He has successfully completed several sponsored research projects. He has more than 54 publications in journals and conferences. He has consulted on more than 10 projects.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

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Hardcover 149,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainability Issues in Civil Engineering
Editors
  • G.L. Sivakumar Babu
  • Sireesh Saride
  • B. Munwar Basha
Series Title
Springer Transactions in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-1930-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-1930-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-1928-9
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9481-1
Series ISSN
2363-7633
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 367
Number of Illustrations
91 b/w illustrations, 120 illustrations in colour
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