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Volume 195, 20204th European Conference on Unsaturated Soils (E-UNSAT 2020)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Field Studies and Engineering Applications|
|Published online||16 October 2020|
TERRE project: interplay between unsaturated soil mechanics and low-carbon geotechnical engineering
1 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
2 James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK
3 Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Genova, Italy
4 Department of Earth Science, Environment and Resources, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
5 Department of Engineering, University of Durham, UK
6 Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
7 AMAP, Univ Montpellier, CIRAD, CNRS, INRAE, IRD, Montpellier, France
8 Department of Engineering Structures, Biobased Structures and Materials, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
9 CIRAD, UMR AMAP, Montpellier, France
10 Department of Geotechnical Engineering and Geo-Sciences, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
11 CIMNE-International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Barcelona, Spain
12 LimitState Ltd, Sheffield, UK
13 Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK
14 NOBATEK, Anglet, France
15 Kempfert Geotechnik GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
16 Soil Mechanics Laboratory, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
17 Department of Civil, Environmental, Aerospace, and Materials Engineering, University of Palermo, Italy
18 SIAME, University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour, Anglet, France
19 Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Cassino, Italy
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The geotechnical construction industry is a major component of the overall construction sector and is strategically important in infrastructure development (transportation, flood and landslide protection, building foundations, waste disposal). Although industry and research in the overall construction sector have been investing significantly in recent years to produce innovative low-carbon technologies, little innovation has been created in geotechnical construction industry, which is lagging behind other construction industry sectors. This paper discusses the interplay between low-carbon geotechnical engineering and unsaturated soil mechanics based on the research carried out within the project TERRE (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks funded by the European Commission, 2015-2019,H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015-675762).
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