The Technical Avalanche Protection Handbook

EditorFlorian Rudolf-Miklau, Siegfried Sauermoser, Arthur Mears

Paperback | April 20, 2015

The Technical Avalanche Protection Handbook by Florian Rudolf-Miklau
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Snow avalanches can have highly destructive consequences in developed areas. Each year, avalanche catastrophes occur in mountain regions around the globe and cause unnecessary fatalities and severe damage to buildings and infrastructure. In some mountainous regions, especially in the European Alps, technical avalanche defence structures are built to increase the level of safety for inhabited areas; however, new infrastructure such as roads, railway lines and tourist facilities cause new risk potential in hazardous areas. As a result, the demand is increasing for technical avalanche protection solutions.

Avalanche defence structures and protection systems are used in most inhabited mountain regions worldwide. During the last decades, technical avalanche protection has evolved from a specialist field to an independent engineering branch that has gained importance in alpine countries such as Austria, Italy, France and Switzerland, as well as in other countries such as Canada, Iceland, Norway and USA.

This work is the first comprehensive, English-language overview of technical avalanche protection and establishes state-of-the-art best practices in the field. It covers the fundamentals of avalanche protection technology and includes plans, dimensions, construction and maintenance of defence structures. The editors have collaborated with an international team of experts from Austria, Canada, France, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Switzerland and USA to produce this landmark handbook.
The editors: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Florian Rudolf-Miklau is an expert on torrent and avalanche control. In 2002 he became an advisor for technical protection and project financing at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management in Vienna. He is Chair of the Austrian standards committee ON-K 256 "Protect...
Title:The Technical Avalanche Protection HandbookFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:430 pages, 9.5 X 6.7 X 0.85 inShipping dimensions:430 pages, 9.5 X 6.7 X 0.85 inPublished:April 20, 2015Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3433030340

ISBN - 13:9783433030349

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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