Proceedings of the International Symposium on New Generation Design Codes for Geotechnical Engineering Practice: Taipei 2006: National Taiwan University ... Taipei, Taiwan, 2-3 November 2006

Communication of design risk within a transparent and rational framework is necessary in view of the increasing interest in code harmonization, public involvement in defining acceptable risk levels, and risk-sharing among client, consultant, insurer, and financier. Activities in code harmonization are particularly noteworthy. For the geotechnical engineering profession, there is added pressure for it to undergo a significant revamp because structural and geotechnical design are increasingly incompatible. The contributions in this volume tackle the important issues relating to new generation geotechnical design codes, in a bid to move geotechnical engineers forward together with the significant changes occurring at the global level. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Limit States Design Based Codes for Geotechnical Aspects of Foundations in Canada (195 KB). Contents: Code Concept and Harmonization; Performance Oriented Geotechnical Analysis; Geotechnical Reliability Analysis; Geohazards; Engineering Practice and Challenges; Geotechnical Uncertainties and Variabilities. Readership: Researchers and professionals in civil engineering.