Risk, Structural Engineering and Society
Paper i proceeding, 2010

One topic of this paper is risk and risk management regarded from both engineering and societal points of view. The various aspects of risk are often complex and need to be investigated from different perspectives. One main part of the paper will discuss risks that should be considered by structural engineers, when they plan, design or build structures and infrastructures. Related to this is the part dealing with Natural Hazards and Disasters and their influence on the built environment and society. One section deals with vulnerability and resilience of cities, especially in environmentally constrained and urbanized areas. A special topic here is the risk of flooding due to rising sea level caused by a possible climate change.

Disasters

Resilience

Vulnerability

Risk reduction

Flooding

Extreme events

Natural Hazards

Risk management

Climate change.

Risk

Författare

Bo Edlund

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Konstruktionsteknik

IABSE Symposium, Venice 2010: Large Structures and Infrastructures for Environmentally Constrained and Urbanised Areas; Report

134-135 and CD-ROM 8 pp.-

Ämneskategorier

Samhällsbyggnadsteknik

ISBN

978-3-85748-122-2