Author: Sayed Hemeda

An Integrated Geophysical and Geotechnical Assessment of Hazards Around The Abu Serga Church

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ISBN: 978-981-4998-73-4 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-4998-72-7 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2021
DOI: 10.2174/97898149987271210101


The Abu Serga Church is one of the oldest known Coptic churches in Egypt, with a history of almost 1700 years. This reference work presents a comprehensive geotechnical and geophysical survey of the vicinity of the Abu Serga Church. The book details the information of the survey using classical and modern methods of geotechnical engineering while keeping contemporary issues faced by site investigators in view. Chapters provide the data of the church site while covering topics of interest to students such as seismic analysis, 3-D modeling and historical preservation principles. Advanced methods of interest to engineers such as mathematical analysis using finite element methods are also covered.

This work provides key data about the Abu Sega Church site and is of interest to scholars and engineers involved in conservation engineering of architectural heritage (or built heritage), as well as readers interested in church studies.


This book is of interest to practical geotechnical engineers and experts in the Conservation Engineering of the architectural heritage or built heritage. It discusses some contemporary issues related to advanced geotechnical and geophysical techniques in preservation projects which are critical components in conservation planning and management of built heritage and often require detailed management techniques and unique solution methods to address failures and remedial measures. The geotechnical engineering community continues to find improved testing techniques for determining sensitive properties of bearing soils and structures, including stress-wave based non-destructive testing methods and techniques. Also to improve the foundation retrofitting intervention; the design and implementation. To minimize failure during conservation and preservation projects. Contemporary issues and data may reveal useful lessons and information to improve restoration project construction management and minimize economic losses. This book discusses these aspects using appropriate methods in a simple way.

This book discusses many interesting topics in Geophysical and geotechnical engineering like, Modern Geotechnical Practice, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Principals and Practice in Foundation Design, and 3D Modeling in Geomechanics, Geotechnical investigation for Preservation of Historical Buildings and Archaeological Sites.

This book brings together a small collection of chapters but covering Geotechnical problems and solutions from a broadest to a narrowest sense.

Using this opportunity, I would like to express my gratitude to the publishers (Benthan Scientific Publishers) for their efforts in making this book published.


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The authors declare no conflict of interest, financial or otherwise.


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Sayed Hemeda
Institute of Basic and Applied Science - BAS, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST), New Borg El-Arab city, Postal code 21934 Alexandria, Egypt


Geotechnical Engineering and Architectural Preservation of Historic buildings, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University
Giza, Egypt


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