Climate Adaptation Engineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128167823

Climate Adaptation Engineering

1st Edition

Risks and Economics for Infrastructure Decision-Making

Authors: Emilio Bastidas-Arteaga Mark Stewart
Paperback ISBN: 9780128167823
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st March 2019
Page Count: 432
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Climate Adaptation Engineering defines the measures taken to reduce vulnerability and increase the resiliency of built infrastructure. This includes enhancement of design standards, structural strengthening, utilisation of new materials, and changes to inspection and maintenance regimes, etc. The book examines the known effects and relationships of climate change variables on infrastructure and risk-management policies. Rich with case studies, this resource will enable engineers to develop a long-term, self-sustained assessment capacity and more effective risk-management strategies. The book's authors also take a long-term view, dealing with several aspects of climate change. The text has been written in a style accessible to technical and non-technical readers with a focus on practical decision outcomes.

Key Features

  • Provides climate scenarios and their likelihoods, hazard modelling (wind, flood, heatwaves, etc.), infrastructure vulnerability, resilience or exposure (likelihood and extent of damage)
  • Introduces the key concepts needed to assess the risks, costs and benefits of future proofing infrastructures in a changing climate
  • Includes case studies authored by experts from around the world


Civil Engineers, Structural Engineers, Environmental Engineers, policy-makers and general interest readers

Table of Contents

  1. Climate Change and Built Infrastructure and Buildings: Understanding, Assessment, Mitigation and Adaptation
    2. Corrosion of Concrete and Steel Structures
    Authors: E. Bastidas-Arteaga, M.G. Stewart
    Application in: Australia, France and China
    3. Housing flooding and Sea level Rise
    4. Housing and Extreme winds
    5. Housing Resilience in the Third World
    6. Timber power pole electricity networks
    7. Interdependent infrastructure systems
    8. El Niño–Southern Oscillation effects on infrastructure resilience in South America
    9. Building Adaptation to Heat Waves
    10. Climate Change Impact and Adaptation for Water Distribution Systems
    11. Conclusions for Policy Makers


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About the Author

Emilio Bastidas-Arteaga

Emilio Bastidas-Arteaga is Associate Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nantes in France. Since 2009, he has been working on the assessment of consequences and adaptation of infrastructure and buildings subjected to climate change within the framework of national and international collaborations and research projects. He has been and is also participating in several technical committees related to climate change and civil engineering: French Association for Normalisation (AFNOR, France), American Concrete Institute (ACI, USA), Joint Research Centre (JRC, Europe), and the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE, International).

Affiliations and Expertise

• The University of Nantes, France • Research Institute in Civil and Mechanical Engineering, France

Mark Stewart

Mark G. Stewart is Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability at The University of Newcastle in Australia. He has 30 years of experience in probabilistic risk and vulnerability assessment of infrastructure and security systems that are subject to man-made and natural hazards.

Affiliations and Expertise

The University of Newcastle, Australia

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