[Advances in Civil Engineering] - Special Issue - Natural Hazards and Risk Challenges to Civil Engineering 2020


With the aim of presenting and discussing recent studies, new methods, case studies, and review articles that describe the current state of the art, this Special Issue welcomes submissions with a focus on the challenges related to natural hazards and risk studies linked, when possible, with climate change adaptation and their impacts on applications in the planning, design, construction, and operation of the built environment, and mitigations to reduce the effects of chronic and acute natural hazard events.


This Special Issue also aims at addressing the effects of individual natural hazards as well as their relationships with other correlated and uncorrelated hazards, and studying the vulnerability and resilience of the built environment when subjected to multiple hazards, with a particular focus on future challenges to civil engineering.


Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

-- Natural hazards: atmospheric, climatological, oceanographic, storm surge, tsunamis, floods, snow, avalanches, landslides, erosion, earthquakes, and volcanoes

-- Multi-hazard approaches in civil engineering related to buildings and infrastructure

-- Natural disaster losses resulting from interactions between the built environment and the society and the people that occupy them

-- Natural hazards and risks in structural engineering

-- Natural hazards and power and hydraulic infrastructures

-- Risk assessment of civil engineering, buildings, and infrastructure

-- Risk governance, disaster response, management, and preventive actions such as spatial planning and remedial measures

Submission deadline: 29 May 2020