Limitation of Liability Clause Helps Geotechnical Engineer Avoid $9.6 Million Verdict
A court case between a residential developer and a consulting engineering firm shows why limitation of liability clauses are critical to successful risk management....

Answering the $64,000 Question: Geotechnical Risk in Design-Build Projects
Subsurface risk may well be the aspect of most construction projects that has the greatest potential impact on a project's success or failure. Even when a thorough geotechnical investigation is conducted...

What Does the Case Law Say? Geotechnical Risk on Design-Build Projects
The growth of design-build (DB) contracting, particularly on public-sector civil projects, has generated a great deal of industry discussion over the age-old question of who should bear the risk of unforeseen...

Geotechnical Risk Management: The Five Non-Technical Topics that are Crucial for the Successful Practice of Geotechnical Engineering
It is fair to state that the aspects of civil design and construction referred to as geotechnical engineering can be characterized as inherently risky. Geologic processes are complex,...

A Light in the Deep: The Future of Offshore Site Investigations
For deep-water energy developments, hazard identification and risk assessments (that is, assessing the probability of occurrence along with the consequences of failure) are more important...

Risk-based Methods for Geotechnical Features in Transportation Asset Management
The purpose of asset management is to meet life cycle performance goals through the management of assets in the most cost-effective manner. In developing risk-based, asset management plans...

Communicating Risk in Geotechnical Engineering Practice
Three project situations are articulated with specific emphasis on an element of uncertainty or risk unique to each....

Sudoku and Geotechnical Solutions: Lessons from a Parallel Universe of Limited Data
Geotechnical engineering relies on data to reduce risk. We infer, interpolate, and extrapolate based on often limited data with time and cost constraints also at work. Similarly, solving...

Geo-Hubei 2014 244-255
Sustainable Civil Infrastructure, Innovative Technologies and Materials
Selected papers from the proceedings of the Geo-Hubei 2014 International Conference on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure, held in Yichang, Hubei, China, July 20-22, 2014. Sponsored by the...

Evaluation and Mitigation of Liquefaction Hazard

Surviving Nature's Forces
This white paper considers that civil engineers were much involved in building the infrastructure of the communities that were destroyed. We question some of the basic tenets of the role...

Evaluation of Offshore Geohazards

Geologic Hazards on National Forests

Expansive Clay Soil ... A Widespread and Costly Geohazard

The Nisqually, Washington, Earthquake of February 28, 2001
Lifeline Performance
Prepared by the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE. This TCLEE Monograph details the effects of the Nisqually, Washington,...

Acceptable Risk Processes
Lifelines and Natural Hazards
Prepared by the Council on Disaster Reduction and the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering of ASCE. This TCLEE Monograph provides engineers...

Degrees of Belief
Subjective Probability and Engineering Judgment
Degrees of Belief artfully weaves together three elements at the very core of engineering: uncertainties in knowledge, inductive reasoning,...

Uncertainty in Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis

I-15 Highway Reconstruction - Design-Build: Risk/Reward for Contractor and Challenges for Geotechnical Engineer

Effect of Geomorphic Hazards on Bridge Reliability

 

 

 

 

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