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Sustainable Civil Engineering Principles and Applications

    356 Pages 85 Color & 38 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    356 Pages 85 Color & 38 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    This reference text establishes linkages between the user industries and the providers of clean technologies and sustainable materials for a rapid transformation of the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The text covers several aspects of sustainable applications including clean technologies, climate change and its effects, sustainable buildings (smart cities), sustainability in road construction, sustainable use of geosynthetic, innovative materials, and sustainable construction practices. The text will be useful for senior undergraduate students, graduate students, and researchers in the fields of civil engineering and other infrastructure-related professionals and planners.

    The book:

    • Discusses clean technologies and sustainable materials in depth
    • Covers concepts of sustainability in road construction, and water retaining structures
    • Examines environmental policies and practices
    • Discusses climate change and its effects in a comprehensive manner
    • Covers sustainable buildings including smart cities

    As this book discusses concepts related to sustainable civil engineering practices in a single volume, it will be an ideal reference text for everyone aiming at developments of sustainable infrastructures.

    Chapter 1

    Recycled Construction and Demolition Waste as Backfill Material for Geosynthetic-Reinforced Structures 
    Fernanda Bessa Ferreira, Castorina Silva Vieira; Paulo Pereira; Maria Lurdes Lopes

    Chapter 2

    Investigation of Economic Feasibility Between Bamboo and Conventional Construction Materials in Non-Residential Projects. 
    Vijayalaxmi J., Aishwarya Sudheer Vadukkumchery

    Chapter 3

    An Insight into Sustainability in Construction of Shallow Foundations 
    Muhammad Nouman Amjad Raja, Sanjay Kumar Shukla

    Chapter 4

    Enhancement of Bearing Capacity of Cohesive and Granular Soils Using Sustainable Kenaf Fibre Geotextile 
    Ahmad Safuan A Rashid, Roohollah Kalatehjari, Mohammad Gharehzadeh Shirazi

    Chapter 5

    Energy Efficient Buildings for Sustainable Development 
    Sateesh Kumar Pisini, Swetha Priya Thammadi, Suzanne Wilkinson

    Chapter 6

    Development and Application of FBG Sensors for Landslide Monitoring 
    Hong-Hu Zhu, Xiao Ye, Hua-Fu Pei, Dao-uan Tan and Bin Shi

    Chapter 7

    Small And Medium Enterprises and Sustainable Development 
    Ayon Chakraborty

    Chapter 8

    Application of GIS Techniques and Environmental Flow Norms for Sustainable Mitigation Measure for Hydropower Impact on Ecosystem 
    C Prakasam,  Manvi Kanwar, Saravanan R, Aravinth R, Varinder Singh Kanwar, M K Sharma,

    Chapter 9

    Waste Lime Sludge: A Potential Additive in Asphalt
    Abhishek Kanoungo, Varinder Singh Kanwar, Ankush Tanta, Shristi Kanoungo, Sanjay Kumar Shukla

    Chapter 10

    Sustainable Solid Waste Management and Factors Influencing It: An Assessment from Indian Context 
    Pramod Kumar, Siby John

    Chapter 11

    Carbon Neutral Construction: Assessing the Potential for Carbon Capture in an Integrated Pavement System  
    Simon Beecham, Asif Iqbal and Md Mizanur Rahman

    Chapter 12

    Communal rainwater systems: An alternative to individual household systems
    Thulo Ram Gurung, Ashok K. Sharma, Cara D. Beal, Rodney A. Stewart

    Chapter 13

    Climate Change and Geo-infrastructures: Assessment and Challenges 
    Susanga Costa, Dilan Robert, Jayantha Kodikara

    Chapter 14

    Risk Based Asset Management Decision-making in Life Management of Concrete Water Reservoirs 
    H.S. Richards, G. Chattopadhyay, H.S. Kandra and N. Islam

    Chapter 15

    Review of clogging processes in stormwater treatment filters 
    Harpreet Singh Kandra, David McCarthy and Ana Deletic

    Chapter 16

    Smart Buildings and Sustainable Rating Tools 
    Danny Byrne, Ashok Sharma, Shobha Muthukumaran, Dimuth Navarata

    Chapter 17

    Review of water quality monitoring using Internet of Things
    T. A. Choudhury, Harpreet Kandra, Khang Dinh, Suryani Lim


    Prof (Dr) Varinder S. Kanwar is the Vice Chancellor, Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh, India. With a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, M.E. in Structural Engineering from Thapar University Patiala, Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development from IGNOU, Dr. Varinder S. Kanwar carries more than 28 years of Research, Teaching and Administrative Experience. He is a fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) and Senior Member of IEEE, Life Member of ISTE, ICI, IGS, and IRC. He has written 8 books, 65 research papers in National and International Journals, 17 research papers in conferences. He has guided 3 M.E. and 7 Ph.D. students, filed 9 patents in India, completed 4 with, 7 ongoing government funded research projects worth more than 2 Crores INR. His major research areas are Health Monitoring of Structures, Sustainable Civil Engineering Materials and Practices, Environmental Engineering and Alternate Construction Materials. Dr Kanwar has received several awards from State and National Bodies.

    Dr Sanjay Kumar Shukla is a world-renowned expert in Civil (Geotechnical) Engineering. He is Founding Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, Springer Nature, Switzerland, and Founding Research Group Leader (Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering) at Edith Cowan University (ECU), Perth, Australia. He holds the Distinguished Professorship of Civil Engineering at nine universities, including Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai and Delhi Technological University, Delhi, India. He has over 25 years of experience in teaching, research, consultancy, administration/management, and professional engagement. He is registered Chartered Professional Engineer in Civil and Geotechnical Engineering, Engineers Australia, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Engineer in Civil Engineering, and International Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering, International Engineering Association. He collaborates with several world-class universities, research institutions, industries and individuals on academic and field projects. As a consulting geotechnical engineer, he has successfully provided solutions to the challenging field problems faced by many engineering organisations. He has authored more than 290 research papers and technical articles, including over 185 refereed journal publications. He is also an author/editor of 24 books, including 7 textbooks and 23 book chapters. During 2020-2022, his ICE textbooks, namely Core Principles of Soil Mechanics and Core Concepts of Geotechnical Engineering, have been ranked #1 by Amazon. His research and academic works have been cited well. Shukla’s generalized expressions for seismic active thrust (2015) and seismic passive resistance (2013) are routinely used by practising engineers worldwide for designing the retaining structures. Shukla’s wraparound reinforcement technique, developed during 2007–2008, is a well-established sustainable ground improvement technique. He is among the top 2% researchers in his field for single-year 2020 impact at the global level, as Elsevier published the list in 2021. He has been honoured with several awards, including 2021 ECU Aspire Award by the Business Events Perth, Australia, and the most prestigious IGS Award 2018 by the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), USA, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development and use of geosynthetics. He serves on the editorial boards of several international journals. He is a fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers and Engineers Australia, a life fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) and Indian Geotechnical Society, and a member of several other professional bodies.

    Dr Harpreet Singh Kandra is an academic and researcher with experience in water management; environmental management; environmental reporting; data management; and policy analysis. He also has over 20 years of teaching, training and project experience in Australia and India. Harpreet has demonstrated experience of working in many projects involving multi-disciplinary teams. He has published over 60 papers, reports and conference publications. He has been awarded scholarships to pursue research degree at Monash University on storm-water treatment and management. Harpreet has a Chartered Engineer status in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering from Engineers Australia. He also received the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Contributions to Student Learning at Federation University Australia, 2020. Harpreet also works with several community groups in Melbourne on aspects of environment, waste management and social cohesion and was the Australian Citizen of the Year in Cardinia Shire Council in 2019. He has been inducted in the 1st Victorian Multicultural Honour Roll, 2022.

    Dr Siby John is presently Professor of Civil Engineering and Deputy Director at Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh. Dr John has more than 35 years of academic and research experience. From 2004 – 06, Dr John worked as Dean of Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar.Prof John has authored more than 100 peer reviewed articles including original research papers and book chapters. He has more than 150 publications in Conferences and Seminars. He has also authored 4 books in the field of ‘Environmental Pollution/Engineering’. Dr John has received several awards and scholarships. He is the recipient of the prestigious Rekha Nandi and Bhupesh Nandi Best Paper Award for his publication in the Environmental Engineering Journal of the Inst. of Engineers India in 2007 – 08. He is also recipient of the Eminent Environmental Engineer award for his eminence and contribution to the profession of Environmental Engineering in the year 2015 and distinguished faculty award in 2016. He has edited a special issue of the International Jr, of Environmental Science and Engineering on “Environment and Infrastructure”. He is currently the Chairperson of the State Environmental Assessment Committee of Chandigarh.