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INVESTIGATING THE BALANCE BETWEEN THE HUMAN INTERVENTION AND THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT IN THE REALIZATION OF INFRASTRUCTURAL PROJECTS

AUTHOR/S: N. ZHECHEV
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2010

10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2010, www.sgem.org, SGEM2010 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 20-26, 2010, Vol. 2, 629-634 pp

ABSTRACT

When infrastructural routes pass through sites with a long-term natural balance,
landslide processes may be instigated. The reason is the human intervention. The scale
of this intervention is usually sufficient to break the balance border between the
admissible human intervention and nature. Crossing this frontier is followed by
increased expenditures and termination of construction activities.

The subject of this paper covers not only the measures for the ecological balance to be
efficiently restored. Attention is paid also to the prevention that can be realized during
the construction works. The issue is illustrated with a case study from the author’s
practice as a designer of geotechnical structures.