oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Risk in transportation engineering : a different concept
|Article Title||Risk in transportation engineering : a different concept|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Author||R.A.** Edwards, C.H.* & Stanway|
|Publication Date||Nov 1988|
|Pages||549 - 550|
|Keyword(s)||Failure, Public transport, Risk and Transportation|
When discussing risk in engineering there is, by implication, a chance of failure. If there was no chance of failure, there would be no risk involved. Failure can take place in a physical sense and in a civil engineering context this is normally spectacular or cataclismlc. Alternatively, failure can be the non-achievement of the original objectives or the desired end state. The risk associated with transportation engineering falls into the latter category and failure can result in substantial ongoing, indirect costs to the community, out of all proportion to the original transportation engineering deliberations.
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