Risks and the management of construction in the environment of nuclear facilities


  • Eszter Horváth-Kálmán Óbuda University, Ybl Miklós Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Institute of Civil Engineering, H-1146 Budapest, Thököly Str. 74. Hungary https://orcid.org/0009-0003-5199-3751
  • Barbara Elek Óbuda University, Donát Bánki Faculty of Mechanical and Safety Engineering, Institute of Safety Science and Cybersecurity, H-1081 Budapest Népszínház Str. 8., Hungary https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7515-6374




construction risk, risk analysis, nuclear power plant, geotechnical and building monitoring system


Everything in the world is about risk, from individual decisions to global manipulations, which is of fundamental importance in a nuclear power plant environment. The question is whether, in a given situation, this risk is acceptable or no longer acceptable. In some respects, the risk analysis applied to construction projects differs from the risk analysis applied to nuclear installations. For nuclear installations, the risk as such is nuclear risk. Primary safety is nuclear safety. Secondarily, we talk about other risks, for each of which it must be assessed whether there is an impact on nuclear safety. In view of this, for investments involving a nuclear installation, the risk analysis to be carried out must be carried out at two separate levels. In the case of civil engineering works in the immediate vicinity of a nuclear installation, it is particularly important to analyse the construction risks. The main problem for a nuclear installation is the unequal subsidence, which causes the building to tilt. The primary objective is to determine the value of the expected settlement, which forms the basis for an accurate determination of the risks. The first level is the traditional construction risk analysis, and then as a second level, each risk item should be classified from a nuclear risk point of view. In this paper, we present the nuclear exposure of construction risks and the possibility of mitigating these risks through a real-time monitoring system. 


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How to Cite

Horváth-Kálmán, E., & Elek, B. (2023). Risks and the management of construction in the environment of nuclear facilities. Acta Technica Jaurinensis, 16(4), 143–151. https://doi.org/10.14513/actatechjaur.00707



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