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A quantitative approach for measuring sustainability in Geotechnical engineering

Show simple item record Misra, A Basu, D 2013-11-14T20:15:07Z 2013-11-14T20:15:07Z 2013-11-15
dc.description.abstract Civil Engineering is the major instrument of anthropocentric development over centuries through ever expanding infrastructure, cities and facilities. Over the last two decades, a growing awareness is noted towards making such growth sustainable as well. Efforts in setting up standards in construction management are mostly directed towards high level construction and material management but geotechnical engineering that can produce the most permanent change of the land use pattern, lacks proportional attention. Literatures available in this field are found to stress more on qualitative aspects of construction management than on developing quantitative efficiency parameters. This paper studies the energy efficiency of two types of pile foundation, drilled shaft and driven reinforced concrete pile, based on available energy-centric methods like exergy and emergy and provides an aid to the practitioner in making a sustainable choice. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject emergy en_US
dc.subject exergy en_US
dc.subject drilled shaft en_US
dc.subject driven pile en_US
dc.title A quantitative approach for measuring sustainability in Geotechnical engineering en_US
dc.type Conference-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.year 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.conference International Conference on Sustainable Built Environments 2010 en_US Earl's Regency Hotel, Kandy. en_US
dc.identifier.proceeding Sustainable Built Environments en_US en_US

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