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Resilient Infrastructure

Select Proceedings of VCDRR 2021

  • Is a comprehensive volume on resilient infrastructures for a sustainable built environment

  • Discusses the role of civil engineering towards creating disaster-resilient societies

  • Covers topics such as risk reduction and structural measures, evidence-based approach for DRR case studies etc.

Part of the book series: Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering (LNCE, volume 202)

Conference series link(s): VCDRR: Virtual Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Conference proceedings info: VCDRR 2021.

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Table of contents (40 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Resilient Infrastructures and Disaster Risk Reduction—An Introduction

    • Indrajit Pal, Satya Venkata Sai Aditya Bharadwaz Ganni, Sreevalsa Kolathayar
    Pages 1-12
  3. Disaster Resilience and Infrastructure

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-13
    2. Disaster Resilience of Infrastructures—A Comprehensive Concept with Case Studies

      • Subhash Chandra Nigam, Atasi Das, Bhagwati Charan Shukla
      Pages 15-27
    3. Flood Resilience Quantification for Housing Infrastructure Using Analytic Hierarchy Process

      • Mrinal Kanti Sen, Subhrajit Dutta, Golam Kabir
      Pages 43-53
    4. Feasibility of Post-Cyclone Portable Relief Shelter: Case of Odisha

      • Ipsitaa Priyadarsini Das, Shanta Pragyan Dash, Ramnath Nayak
      Pages 55-70
    5. An Explorative Study on Material Feasibility for Relief Shelter for Refugees

      • Ziya Sameer Mohamed, Shanta Pragyan Dash
      Pages 71-95
    6. COVID-19 Future Proof Infrastructure

      • C. Vaidevi, D. S. Vijayan, C. Nivetha, M. Kalpana
      Pages 119-127
  4. Risk Reduction and Structural Measures

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 129-129
    2. Role of Cold Form Steel in Covid-19 Infra Structure

      • R. T. Anitha Ranee, V. G. Srisanthi
      Pages 131-141
    3. Development of VC++ Wrapper for Structural Modeling in OpenSEES

      • Vijay Kumar Polimeru, Arghadeep Laskar
      Pages 161-173
    4. Rehabilitation and Retrofitting of Structural Elements Using Various Fibers

      • N. Varun, G. Sudarshan, A. Shivaraj, G. Sridevi
      Pages 187-193
    5. Retrofitting of Distressed RC Structures Using Near Surface Mounted Reinforcement

      • Y. K. Guruprasad, Aditya Poudel, Y. V. Gautam Sandesh, Hage Rabin, Acintya Upmanyu
      Pages 205-216
  5. Evidence Based Approach for DRR Case Studies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 217-217

About this book

This book presents the select proceedings of the Virtual Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (VCDRR 2021). This book discusses various relevant topics such as Disaster resilience and Infrastructure, Risk reduction and structural measures, Evidence based approach for DRR Case studies, Numerical modelling and Constructions methods, Prevention Methods and Safety Engineering, Cross cutting issue in DRR and Infrastructure etc. The book is also a comprehensive volume on multi-hazards and their management for a sustainable built environment. This book will be useful for academicians, research scholars and industry professionals working in the area of civil engineering and disaster management.



  • Disaster Mitigation
  • Earthquake Hazard
  • Floods & Droughts
  • Landslide Prevention
  • Resilient Infrastructures
  • Sustainable Cities

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India

    Sreevalsa Kolathayar

  • Ministry of Home Affairs Government of India, National Institute of Disaster Management, New Delhi, India

    Chandan Ghosh

  • Department of Civil Engineering, Institute of Engineering (IoE), Tribhuvan University, Lalitpur, Nepal

    Basanta Raj Adhikari

  • Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management Program, Asian Institute of Technology, Khlong Luang, Thailand

    Indrajit Pal

  • Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Mumbai, India

    Arpita Mondal

About the editors

Dr. Sreevalsa Kolathayar pursued his M.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and served as International Research Staff at UPC BarcelonaTech Spain. He is presently Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Karnataka. Dr. Kolathayar has authored six books and over 80 research articles. He is Associate Editor of two International Journals. His broad research areas are geotechnical earthquake engineering, geosynthetics & geonaturals, landslide, disaster risk reduction and water geotechnics. He is currently the Secretary of the Indian chapter of International Association for Coastal Reservoir Research (IACRR), and Executive Committee Member of Indian Society of Earthquake Technology. In 2017, The New Indian Express honored Dr. Kolathayar with 40 under 40 - South India's Most Inspiring Young Teachers Award. He is the recipient of ISET DK Paul Research Award from Indian Society of Earthquake Technology, IIT Roorkee. He received "IEI Young Engineers Award" by The Institution of Engineers (India), in recognition of his contributions in the field of Civil Engineering. He was recently featured in Geostrata Magazine by American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Dr Sreevalsa is the Organizing Chair of the Virtual Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (VCDRR 2021).

Prof. Chandan Ghosh has devoted more than 30 years of his career in UG & PG teaching, research guidance, development of teaching tools & training modules for engineers, architects, and town planners. He has earned professional zeal in promoting Disaster Mitigation Technologies, including seismic base isolation, dampers, lightweight materials, etc. Besides developing some of the IEC materials such as “Snake and ladder game” for earthquake, flood, road safety, cyclone, DM plan for family, Prof. Ghosh has been deeply involved in conducting workshops/seminars on retrofitting, earthquake-induced damages, and landslides mitigation; taking pilot site-specific technical/experimental studies; developing/moderating of training modules; online training programs and curriculum for the self-study certificate program. He is always available for the community services and awareness campaign through experimental as well as field demonstration, social media, and video documentaries. Prof. Ghosh is a prolific motivator in varied sustainable development activities, including bio-engineering measures for landslides/erosion controls, lake water cleaning by natural means, and urban flood mitigations.  As a recognition of his seminal contributions, Prof. Ghosh received Prof. Leonard prize for the best doctoral thesis-1993, CIDC-Vishwakarma Awards-2013, IGS-Shri H.C. Verma Golden Jubilee Award-2013, and Lifetime achievement Award-2019 by IGS-Delhi Chapter.

Dr. Basanta Raj Adhikari is a geo-hazard expert and graduated from the University of Vienna, Austria. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. His main research focuses on tectonics of the Himalayas, climate change, hill-slope movement and human interaction, Himalayan sediment flux generation, community based disaster risk reduction. He is the author of more than 40 scientific research papers and book chapters and received various recognitions for his work in the field of earth science i.e Young Scientist (Integrated Research on Disaster Risk) and “young affiliates” (The World Academy of Sciences). He has been transferring his scientific knowledge for disaster risk reduction at community level and has developed community based low-tech and low-cost landslide monitoring and early warning systems for sustainable livelihood in the Himalaya.

Dr. Indrajit Pal presently working as Assistant Professor and Chair at Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation, and Management program at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Prior to joining AIT, Dr. Pal served as a faculty member at Centre for Disaster Management at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, India (Premier National Institute for training Indian Administrative Services Officers). Dr. Pal has done extensive work on capacity development of decision-makers, risk assessment and disaster risk governance. Dr. Pal has written 6 books and more than 55 articles in international and national peer-reviewed journals apart from supervising masters and doctoral research. Dr. Pal has about 18 years of experience in research and capacity development on Disaster Risk Management and Governance and Disaster Risk Science and Education. 

Dr Arpita Mondal works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. She is also an associate faculty member in the Interdisciplinary Program in Climate Studies at IIT Bombay. Arpita's research focuses on hydroclimatic extremes - how they can be characterized, what causes them, and how they are likely to evolve with climate change. She uses a combination of statistical analysis, physical understanding and computer model simulations. Arpita serves as an Associate Editor of the Springer journal Regional Environmental Change. She received the Early Career Research Award from the Science and Education Research Board (SERB), and the INSPIRE Faculty Award, both funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. She also received the Asian University Alliance (AUA) Scholars' Award. Arpita completed her PhD at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, MTech at IIT Bombay and Bachelors in Civil Engineering at Jadavpur University, Kolkata. As a PhD student, Arpita had received the Endeavour Research Fellowship (Government of Australia), Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowship (USIEF), and the Berkner Travel Grant of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Arpita scored the first rank in the university in both her Bachelors and Masters.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Resilient Infrastructure

  • Book Subtitle: Select Proceedings of VCDRR 2021

  • Editors: Sreevalsa Kolathayar, Chandan Ghosh, Basanta Raj Adhikari, Indrajit Pal, Arpita Mondal

  • Series Title: Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-16-6977-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-16-6978-1

  • Series ISSN: 2366-2557

  • Series E-ISSN: 2366-2565

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 527

  • Number of Illustrations: 49 b/w illustrations, 276 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Building Construction and Design, Fire Science, Hazard Control, Building Safety, Building Materials

Buying options

eBook USD 269.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-16-6978-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 349.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)