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Critical Urban Infrastructure Handbook

Edited by: M. Hamada , T. Koike , T. Suzuki , C. Scawthorn , N. Suzuki , K. Ohtomo , Y. Shumuta , J. Koseki , R. Kuwano , H. Horikawa , F. Sugino , K. Sakaki

Print publication date:  December  2014
Online publication date:  December  2014

Print ISBN: 9781466592049
eBook ISBN: 9781466592056
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b17966
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Book description

Represents the State of the Art in Urban Lifeline Engineering

Urban lifelines are buried or aboveground network systems used for water, sewerage, gas, power, and telecommunications. Dedicated to preserving the functions of lifeline systems against natural disasters, the Critical Urban Infrastructure Handbook is a vital compilation of urban utility management. This text utilizes the input of leading experts who have extensive experience with natural disasters, and provides a better understanding of the technical and legal framework of infrastructure construction and operation.

Examine the Damage Data of Urban Lifelines Suffered by Seismic Disasters

The book addresses water supply and sewerage, power, gas, telecommunications joint utility corridor lifeline facilities, and other critical civil infrastructure lifelines. It emphasizes the importance of the resilience of lifeline systems against natural disasters in protecting human lives and supporting survivors of disasters as well as in promptly recovering and reconstructing the affected areas. In addition, it also describes the structural damage of nodes and links, as well as the functional damage of the lifeline system from the viewpoint of disaster prevention and mitigation measures.

This valuable work consists of 24 chapters in four sections covering:

  • Design and construction of various lifeline facilities
  • Maintenance
  • Disaster management
  • Environmental protection
  • Disaster and emergency recovery measures
  • Urban planning
  • Life cycle costing
  • GIS analysis of lifeline systems
  • Computerized integrated management systems
  • New materials and technologies

The Critical Urban Infrastructure Handbook comprehensively describes common issues of lifeline systems, and provides practical information to engineers and industry professionals involved in the planning, construction, and maintenance of lifeline systems.

Table of contents

Chapter  1:  General Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Water Supply System: Planning Aspects Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Sewerage System: Planning Aspects Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Natural Gas Distribution System: Planning Aspects Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Electric Power System: Network and Components Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Telecommunication System: Network and Components Download PDF
Chapter  7:  General Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Water Supply System: Design Aspects Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Sewerage System: Design Aspects Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Natural Gas Distribution System: Design Aspects Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Electric Power System: Design Aspects Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Telecommunication System: Design Aspects Download PDF
Chapter  13:  General Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Water Supply System: Maintenance Technologies Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Sewerage System: Maintenance Technologies Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Natural Gas Distribution System: Maintenance Technologies Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Electric Power System: Maintenance Technologies Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Telecommunication System: Maintenance Technologies Download PDF
Chapter  19:  General Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Water Supply System: Mitigation Technologies Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Sewerage System: Mitigation Technologies Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Natural Gas Distribution System: Mitigation Technologies Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Electric Power System: Mitigation Measures Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Telecommunication System: Mitigation Measures Download PDF
prelims Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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