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Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 6

Applied Geology for Major Engineering Projects

  • Giorgio Lollino
  • Daniele Giordan
  • Kurosch Thuro
  • Carlos Carranza-Torres
  • Faquan Wu
  • Paul Marinos
  • Carlos Delgado
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Keynote

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alessandro Palmieri
      Pages 11-16
    3. Faquan Wu, Jinli Miao, Han Bao, Jie Wu
      Pages 17-23
  3. Addressing Geological Uncertainties in Major Engineering Projects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. David Giles, Martin Culshaw, Laurance Donnelly, David Evans, Mike de Freitas, James Griffiths et al.
      Pages 31-35
    3. Mathias Nehler, Philipp Mielke, Greg Bignall, Ingo Sass
      Pages 37-40
    4. John C. Langford, N. Vlachopoulos, M. S. Diederichs, D. J. Hutchinson
      Pages 41-45
    5. Gabriela Brîndusa Cazacu, Nicolae Botu, Daniela Grigore
      Pages 65-67
    6. A. K. Singh, Bhatnagar Sharad
      Pages 79-84
  4. Applied and Active Tectonics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Ernest V. Kalinin, Olga S. Barykina, Leili L. Panasyan
      Pages 91-93

About these proceedings


This book is one out of 8 IAEG XII Congress volumes, and deals with the theme of applied geology, which is a critical theme for the global economy. In the international, multidisciplinary approach to major engineering projects (either to macro- or mega-scale), the application of geological investigation techniques is fundamental for properly selecting the location sites, planning the construction, and maintaining the infrastructures. The contributions in this book include not only engineering constructions but also case studies related to large projects on geo-resources exploration and extraction (minerals, petroleum, and groundwater), energy production (hydropower, geothermal, nuclear, and others), transportation (railway and highway), and waste disposal as well as the environmental management of these and other activities. The Engineering Geology for Society and Territory volumes of the IAEG XII Congress held in Torino from September 15-19, 2014, analyze the dynamic role of engineering geology in our changing world and build on the four main themes of the congress: Environment, processes, issues, and approaches. The congress topics and subject areas of the 8 IAEG XII Congress volumes are:
  1. Climate Change and Engineering Geology
  2. Landslide Processes
  3. River Basins, Reservoir Sedimentation and Water Resources
  4. Marine and Coastal Processes
  5. Urban Geology, Sustainable Planning and Landscape Exploitation
  6. Applied Geology for Major Engineering Projects
  7. Education, Professional Ethics and Public Recognition of Engineering Geology
  8. Preservation of Cultural Heritage


Applied Geology Energy Production Engineering Geology Geo-resources Exploration and Extraction IAEG XII IAEG XII Congress Major Engineering Projects Transportation Waste Disposal

Editors and affiliations

  • Giorgio Lollino
    • 1
  • Daniele Giordan
    • 2
  • Kurosch Thuro
    • 3
  • Carlos Carranza-Torres
    • 4
  • Faquan Wu
    • 5
  • Paul Marinos
    • 6
  • Carlos Delgado
    • 7
  1. 1.Inst. for Geo-hydrological ProtectionNational Research Council (CNR)TurinItaly
  2. 2.Inst. for Geo-hydrological ProtectionNational Research Council (CNR)TurinItaly
  3. 3.Department of Engineering GeologyTechnical University of MunichMunichGermany
  4. 4.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of Minnesota DuluthDuluthUSA
  5. 5.Institute of Geology and GeophysicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  6. 6.Geotechnical Engineering DepartmentNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece
  7. 7.Escuela Universitaria de Ingeniería Técnica de Obras PúblicasUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain

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