Integrating geotechnical baseline reports and risk allocation frameworks in geotechnical engineering education

Youssef M.A. Hashash, Mohamad Jammoul, Shih Han Su, Shreya D. Bhat

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Abstract

The use of geotechnical baseline reports (GBRs) and related risk allocation has been employed in engineering practice for the underground construction industry since the 1970s. The GBR framework has been quite successful in reducing disputes associated with changed ground conditions and resulted in more efficient and less contentious project delivery. This framework is seeing, albeit slowly, broader adoption in the geotechnical engineering community and beyond underground construction. However, students of geotechnical engineering are almost never exposed to this approach of mitigation of risks that arise from uncertainty in ground conditions. The development of a GBR and related components might at first glance seem counter to conventional geotechnical engineering training. The GBR framework requires engineers to quantify ground conditions and soil properties and avoid broad or vague description of these quantities. This paper highlights the benefits of integrating the GBR and risk allocation approach in geotechnical engineering education and proposes a framework to achieve this integration within existing curricula.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeo-Congress 2014 Technical Papers
Subtitle of host publicationGeo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2014 Congress
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
Pages2290-2296
Number of pages7
Edition234 GSP
ISBN (Print)9780784413272
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 Congress on Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability, Geo-Congress 2014 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Feb 23 2014Feb 26 2014

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Special Publication
Number234 GSP
ISSN (Print)0895-0563

Other

Other2014 Congress on Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability, Geo-Congress 2014
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period2/23/142/26/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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    Hashash, Y. M. A., Jammoul, M., Su, S. H., & Bhat, S. D. (2014). Integrating geotechnical baseline reports and risk allocation frameworks in geotechnical engineering education. In Geo-Congress 2014 Technical Papers: Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2014 Congress (234 GSP ed., pp. 2290-2296). (Geotechnical Special Publication; No. 234 GSP). American Society of Civil Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413272.223