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Integrated Life Cycle Design of Structures

1st Edition

By Asko Sarja

CRC Press

160 pages

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Description

Traditionally the process of design has concentrated on the construction phase itself, with the primary objective being to optimise efficiency and minimise costs during development and construction. With the move towards a more sustainable development comes the need for this short-term approach to be expanded to encompass the entire service life of the structure.

This book describes how to optimise the service life of structures, through an optimum integrated life cycle design process. Sustainability and material performance issues are detailed.

Integrated Life Cycle Design of Structures provides a comprehensive account of this rapidly emerging field. It is essential reading for civil and structural engineers, designers, architects, contractors, and clients.

Table of Contents

Contents. Preface. Introduction. 1. Framework of Integrated Life Cycle Design. 2. Design Process. 3. Design Methods. 4. Specific Descriptions. 5. Conclusions and Research Needs. Appendices

About the Author

Sarja is a professor at the Technical Research Centre of Finland.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General