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Climate Adaptation Engineering

  • ID: 4659920
  • Book
  • 387 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Climate Adaptation Engineering defines the measures taken to reduce vulnerability and increase the resiliency of built infrastructure. This includes enhancement of design standards, structural strengthening, utilisation of new materials, and changes to inspection and maintenance regimes, etc. The book examines the known effects and relationships of climate change variables on infrastructure and risk-management policies. Rich with case studies, this resource will enable engineers to develop a long-term, self-sustained assessment capacity and more effective risk-management strategies. The book's authors also take a long-term view, dealing with several aspects of climate change. The text has been written in a style accessible to technical and non-technical readers with a focus on practical decision outcomes.

  • Provides climate scenarios and their likelihoods, hazard modelling (wind, flood, heatwaves, etc.), infrastructure vulnerability, resilience?or exposure (likelihood and extent of damage)
  • Introduces the key concepts needed to assess the risks, costs and?benefits of future proofing infrastructures in a changing climate
  • Includes case studies authored by experts from around the world

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Part I: Introduction 1. Introduction to Climate Adaptation Engineering

Part II: Case Studies for Infrastructure 2. Risk Analysis for Hurricanes Accounting for the Effects of Climate Change 3. Climate Change Impact and Adaptation for Urban Drainage Systems 4. Corrosion of Concrete and Steel Structures in a Changing Climate 5. Timber Power Pole Network Management in a Changing Climate 6. Climate Change Impact for Bridges Subjected to Scour and Corrosion 7. Climate Change Related Risks and Adaptation of Interdependent Infrastructure Systems

Part III: Case Studies for Buildings 8. Adaptation of Residential Buildings to Coastal Floods: Strategies, Costs and Efficiency 9. Climate Adaptation for Housing in Hurricane Regions 10. Housing Resilience to Wind-Induced Damage in Developing Countries 11. Balancing Energy Efficiency and Heatwave Resilience in Building Design

Part IV: Conclusions and Recommendations 12. Recommendations for Infrastructure Decision-Makers Under a Changing Climate

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Bastidas-Arteaga, Emilio
Emilio Bastidas-Arteaga is Associate Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nantes in France. Since 2009, he has been working on the assessment of consequences and adaptation of infrastructure and buildings subjected to climate change within the framework of national and international collaborations and research projects. He has been and is also participating in several technical committees related to climate change and civil engineering: French Association for Normalisation (AFNOR, France), American Concrete Institute (ACI, USA), Joint Research Centre (JRC, Europe), and the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE, International).
Stewart, Mark G.
Mark G. Stewart is Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability at The University of Newcastle in Australia. He has 30 years of experience in probabilistic risk and vulnerability assessment of infrastructure and security systems that are subject to man-made and natural hazards.
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