June 18-21, 2006
Geohazards such as earthquakes or landslides represent a major risk to structures. In this contribution risk acceptance criteria for structures subjected to geohazards are reviewed. Especially the implementation of human safety and cost benefit considerations are discussed. Current trends in the definition of target safety criteria for structures subjected to earthquakes and landslides are presented and conclusions regarding codified criteria are drawn.
D. Diamantidis, S. Duzgun, F. Nadim, and M. Wöhrle, "On the Acceptable Risk for Structures Subjected to Geohazards" in "Geohazards", Professor Farrokh Nadim, International Centre for Geohazards, Oslo, Norway; Dr. Rudolf Pöttler, Managing Director, ILF - Consulting Engineers, Innsbruck, Austria; Professor Herbert Einstein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; Professor Herbert Klapperich, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Institut für Geotechnik, Freiberg, Germany; Professor Steven Kramer, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2006). http://dc.engconfintl.org/geohazards/32