Hazard, Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Practice, Durham

14 March, 2016 | 17:45 - 20:00

Dr Suzanne Lacasse, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI).
Dr Suzanne Lacasse, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI).

About this event

After an overview of the basic concepts, the lecture will discuss the advances of hazard, risk and reliability in geotechnical engineering, and will explain several "real life" case studies. She will add new cases studies to replace some of those used in the original 55th Rankine lecture.

The contributions of risk assessment and management to geotechnical engineering, the strengths and drawbacks of the approach and issues such as tolerable and acceptable risk, perception of risk and cascading hazards will be discussed. The lecture will show how interaction with other disciplines is part of providing a soundly engineered solution.

Speaker

Dr Suzanne Lacasse

Dr Suzanne Lacasse

Dr Lacasse is Canadian and lives in Norway. She is Technical Director at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI). She was Managing Director of NGI from 1991 to 2011. She has given invited keynote lectures in over 30 countries, and she is author or co-author of 300 papers. She gave ASCE's 37th Terzaghi Lecture on Offshore Geotechnics (2001), ISSMGE's 8th Terzaghi Oration on Slope Stability (2013) and the BGA's 55th Rankine Lecture (2015).

Suzanne is member of the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineers, l'Académie des Sciences Technologies (France), and the Academy of Engineering and Sciences and the Academy of Sciences and Letters in Norway. She is Honorary Professor at Zhejiang University in China.

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