Managing Uncertainty in Environmental Remediation Project Planning

by Guru N. Rao, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, United States,
Francois Grobler, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering


The cleanup operations in environmental remediation (ER) process, a relatively new area of opportunity for the construction industry, is often avoided due to its perceived high risks. In an effort to better understand the ER process, this paper gives a general introduction to the typical ER process and its uncertain conditions of operations. More specifically, this paper reports the first stage of research and development work undertaken by the authors in aiding the Corps of Engineers' construction management personnel in identifying project risks for subsequent in-depth analysis. A multi-risk analysis methodology is introduced herein as an aid to holistic project decisions.

Subject Headings: Mitigation and remediation | Risk management | Uncertainty principles | Construction management | Construction methods | Construction industry | Management methods | United States Army Corps of Engineers | United States

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