Resilience of Underground Infrastructure

27 April 2023

As our cities continue to grow and face the challenges of climate change and population increases, the need for resilient and sustainable infrastructure becomes more pressing. This project aims to explore how underground space development and digital engineering can contribute to creating resilient and liveable communities.

The project will focus on identifying infrastructure development risks due to non-social and non-community acceptance and developing risk-based design decisions for resilient infrastructure. It will also study the interdependencies between factors influencing the resilience of critical infrastructure and identify key elements of Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment approaches for better planning, construction, and operation & maintenance.

The project outcomes include identifying ways to make underground infrastructure more resilient and sustainable and ultimately adopting digital engineering to achieve these goals. Additionally, the project aims to utilize parametric design to simulate resilient infrastructure design and incorporate Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment.

By integrating these approaches, the project will provide insights into how we can build more resilient and sustainable communities that are better equipped to face the challenges of the future.

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