Risk, Reliability and Sustainable infrastructure
This website compiles the work led by Professor Mauricio Sánchez-Silva in risk assessment of infrastructure systems and industrial facilities, with the purpose of supporting decision-making processes under uncertainty.
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This webpage compiles the work led by Professor Mauricio Sánchez-Silva within the School of Engineering – Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. Professor Sánchez-Silva’s area of expertise is risk analysis and stochastic modelling to support the decision making-process in engineering under uncertain conditions. He works on Probabilistic Risk Analysis (PRA) and approximate measures to estimate potential risks for infrastructure, network systems and industrial facilities. Furthermore, he has experience on estimating risk in complex problems under conditions where information is partial, incomplete and difficult to quantify. Finally, he has been involved in projects where the socioeconomic and environmental contexts play a significant role and, therefore, traditional risk modelling and engineering methods can only be applied partially.  



8 November - 3 December

The course provides strategic training for the legal, technical and financial management of infrastructure projects in Colombia. Registration open until November 4, 2022. (Click on the image for more information)

12-13 October

DRI Technical Conference 2022: Adaptive Pathways for Resilient Infrastructure. Technical Conference 2022 will be held in person on 12 -13 October 2022, Delhi, India, to commemorate the International Day for Disaster Reduction. (Click on the image for more information)

11 - 15 June

IALCCE announces the Eighth International Symposium on Life Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2023, to be held in Milan, Italy, from June 11 to 15, 2023, under the auspices of the Politecnico di Milano. (Click on the image for more information)

Sites of interest


Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Universidad de Los Andes

Carrera 1 Este N. 19A-40

Edificio Mario Laserna, Off. ML630

Bogotá, Colombia

Tel (57-1)3324312; (57-1)3394949 Ext 3690

Email: msanchez@uniandes.edu.co