Geotechnical Engineering & Infrastructure Research Group
Exploring the effects of geohazards on the performance of core civil infrastructure. Supporting informed decision making and promoting confidence in reliable engineered outcomes.
To improve engineering practices and tools for the analysis, design and performance assessment of
civil infrastructure systems (e.g., roads, bridges, culverts, pipes, railways).
These asset provide services that support our current standard of living. Infrastructure deterioration may be due to inherent stressors such as ageing, weather effects, increased use and deferred maintenance.
Geohazards (e.g., slope instability, subsidence, frost heave) may also impact the serviceability (e.g., service delivery) and integrity
(e.g., failure) of these assets.
Climate change related hazards has impacted service delivery, affected infrastructure performance and shifted our approach to asset management practices.
Shawn Kenny, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Associate Professor & Associate Chair
Undergraduate Studies in Civil &
Room 4205 Canal Building
Department of Civil &
Faculty of Engineering & Design,
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON, K1S 5B6
T: +1 613 520 2600 x8338