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Life Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering: Towards an Integrated Vision Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE 2018), 28-31 October 2018, Ghent, Belgium

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    This volume contains the papers presented at IALCCE2018, the Sixth International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE2018), held in Ghent, Belgium, October 28-31, 2018. It consists of a book of extended abstracts and a USB device with full papers including the Fazlur R. Khan lecture, 8 keynote lectures, and 390 technical papers from all over the world.

    Contributions relate to design, inspection, assessment, maintenance or optimization in the framework of life-cycle analysis of civil engineering structures and infrastructure systems. Life-cycle aspects that are developed and discussed range from structural safety and durability to sustainability, serviceability, robustness and resilience. Applications relate to buildings, bridges and viaducts, highways and runways, tunnels and underground structures, off-shore and marine structures, dams and hydraulic structures, prefabricated design, infrastructure systems, etc. During the IALCCE2018 conference a particular focus is put on the cross-fertilization between different sub-areas of expertise and the development of an overall vision for life-cycle analysis in civil engineering.

    The aim of the editors is to provide a valuable source of cutting edge information for anyone interested in life-cycle analysis and assessment in civil engineering, including researchers, practising engineers, consultants, contractors, decision makers and representatives from local authorities.


    Durability of bridges
    M.C. Tang



    Optimal reliability-based aseismic design of high-rise buildings
    A.H.-S. Ang, D. De Leon &W.L. Fan

    Data standardization for life-cycle performance evaluation of a suspension bridge with multi-pylons
    A. Chen, D.Wang, Z. Pan, S. Xu & R. Ma

    Promoting societal well-being by designing sustainable and resilient infrastructure: Engineering tools and broader interdisciplinary considerations
    P. Gardoni

    Corrosion and its effects on deterioration and remaining safe life of civil infrastructure
    C.-Q. Li

    New architecture created from high performance structures
    M.P. Sarkisian

    Optimal planning of operation and maintenance for offshore wind turbines
    J.D. Sørensen

    Reliability assessment of deteriorating structures: Challenges and (some) solutions
    D. Straub

    Compliance testing for probabilistic durability design purposes
    C. Thiel & C. Gehlen



    MS1: Load testing of new and existing structures
    Organizers: A. de Boer, D.A. Hordijk, E.O.L. Lantsoght &Y. Yang

    Critical proof load for proof load testing of concrete bridges based on scripted FEM analysis
    X. Chen, Y. Yang, P. Evangeliou & H. van der Ham

    Proposed stop criteria for proof load testing of concrete bridges and verification
    E.O.L. Lantsoght, C. van der Veen & D.A. Hordijk

    Nonlinear finite element analysis of beam experiments for stop criteria
    J.E. Paredes & E.O.L. Lantsoght

    Load testing on a high railway bridge to determine the longitudinal stiffness of the substructure
    M.Wenner, F.Wedel, T. Meier & S. Marx

    Bridge diagnostic load testing in Ecuador—case studies
    J. Bonifaz, S. Zaruma, A. Robalino &T. Sánchez

    Determination and assessment of the behavior of a semi-integral railway viaduct
    M. Käding, M.Wenner, H. Liao & S. Marx

    Development of a stop criterion for load tests based on the critical shear displacement theory
    K. Benitez, E.O.L. Lantsoght &Y. Yang

    Verification of flexural stop criteria for proof load tests on concrete bridges based on beam experiments
    A. Rodriguez Burneo & E.O.L. Lantsoght

    Load testing and rating of the KY 220 road bridge
    A. Peiris, J. Hudson & I. Harik

    Strength evaluation of prestressed concrete bridges by load testing
    E.S. Hernandez & J.J. Myers

    Static load deflection experiment on a beam for damage detection using the deformation area difference method
    D. Erdenebat, D.Waldmann & F.N. Teferle

    Follow-up assessment on an old concrete road bridge based on operational dynamic bridge behaviour—analysis of structural integrity and determination of loading capacity
    R. Veit-Egerer, J. Bursa & J. Synek

    MS2:Vibration-based structural health monitoring, damage identification and residual lifetime estimation
    Organizers: E.P.B. Reynders, G. Lombaert, E. Chatzi & C. Papadimitriou

    Robust computation of the observability of large linear systems with unknown parameters
    X. Shi, M.N. Chatzis & M.S.Williams

    Towards the use of UHPFRC in railway bridges: The rehabilitation of Buna Bridge
    H. Martín-Sanz, K. Tatsis, E. Chatzi, E. Brühwiler, I. Stipanovic, A. Mandic, D. Damjanovic &A. Sanja

    Online tracking of inputs, states and parameters of structural dynamic systems
    F. Karlsson, K. Maes & G. Lombaert

    State estimation of geometrically non-linear systems using reduced-order models
    K. Tatsis, L.Wu, P. Tiso & E. Chatzi

    Modal strain-based damage identification on a prestressed concrete beam
    D. Anastasopoulos, G. De Roeck & E.P.B. Reynders

    Damage detection of steel bridge by numerical simulations and measurements
    B.T. Svendsen, G.T. Frøseth &A. Rønnquist

    Parametric identification and damage assessment of real buildings
    G.S.Wang, Y.R. Li & F.K. Huang

    Deep neural network for structural damage detection in bridges
    D. Darsono & M. Torbol

    Vibration-based damage indicators for corrosion detection in tubular structures
    O.E. Esu, Y.Wang & M.K. Chryssanthopoulos

    Pre-image reconstruction for compensation of environmental effects in structural health monitoring by kernel PCA
    C. Rainieri & E.P.B. Reynders

    MS3: Probabilistic assessment of existing structures
    Organizers: M. Sýkora, M. Holicky, R. Caspeele, D. Diamantidis & R.D.J.M. Steenbergen

    Reducing semi-probabilistic methods to acceptable structural safety deficits in deterministic assessments of existing concrete structures
    D. Zwicky

    The added value of full-probabilistic nonlinear finite element analysis for the assessment of reinforced concrete structural members
    Á. Rózsás, A. Slobbe, D.L. Allaix,W.M.G. Courage, A. Bigaj van Vliet & H.G. Burggraaf

    Reliability assessment of infrastructure in Germany: Approaching a holistic concept
    A. Panenka, F. Nyobeu, H. Schmidt-Bäumler, J. Sorgatz, R. Rabe & M. Reinhardt

    Probabilistic aspects relating to assessment of existing structures
    M. Holicky

    Hidden safety in equilibrium verification of a steel bridge based on wind tunnel testing
    J. Žitný, P. Ryjáˇcek, J. Marková & M. Sýkora

    Analysis for repair effect in each layer of expressway pavements
    S. Araki, T. Kazato, K. Kaito, K. Kobayashi &A. Tanaka

    Advancements in bridge specific assessment live loads for long span structures
    N. Benham, C. Mundell & C.R. Hendy

    Probabilistic assessment of durability of hydroelectric power plants
    J. Marková, K. Jung & M. Sýkora

    Reliability analysis of corroded reinforced concrete beam with regards to anchorage failure
    M. Blomfors, D. Honfí, O. Larsson Ivanov, K. Zandi & K. Lundgren

    Historic roof structures: Life-cycle assessment and selective maintenance strategies
    E. Garavaglia, N. Basso & L. Sgambi

    Development of an optimization-based and practice orientated assessment scheme for the evaluation of existing timber structures
    M. Loebjinski, H. Pasternak, J. Köhler &W. Rug

    Reliability assessment of large hydraulic structures with spatially variable measurements
    S. Geyer, I. Papaioannou, D. Straub & C. Kunz

    Uncertainties in the assessment of existing masonry structures
    D. Müller & C.-A. Graubner

    MS4: Risk and reliability acceptance criteria
    Organizers: D. Diamantidis, M. Faber, K. Fischer, M. Holicky, M. Sýkora, J. Köhler &T. Vrouwenvelder

    Obsolescence rate: Framework, analysis and influence on risk acceptance criteria
    D. Diamantidis, M. Sýkora & E. Bertacca

    Reliability targets for semi-probabilistic design standards
    J. Köhler

    Structural reliability analysis of wind turbines for wind and seismic hazards in Mexico
    A. López López, L.E. Pérez Rocha, C.J. Muñoz Black, M.A. Fernández Torres & L.E. Pech Lugo

    Risk analysis of chemical industrial complex using parallel CUDA algorithms
    M. Jeremiah & M. Torbol

    Acceptance criteria for structural design or assessment in accidental situations due to gas explosions
    R. Hingorani, P. Tanner & C. Zanuy

    Safety requirements for the design of ancillary construction equipment
    P. Tanner, R. Hingorani & J. Soriano

    Target reliability indices for existing quay walls derived on the basis of the LQI criterion
    A.A. Roubos, D.L. Allaix, R.D.J.M. Steenbergen, K. Fischer & S.N. Jonkman

    MS5: Early BIM for life-cycle performance
    Organizers: P. Schneider & P. Geyer

    Design-integrated environmental performance feedback based on early-BIM
    A. Hollberg, I. Agustí-Juan, T. Lichtenheld & N. Klüber

    Seamless integration of simulation and analysis in early design phases
    A. Zahedi & F. Petzold

    Early-design integration of environmental criteria for digital fabrication
    I. Agustí-Juan, A. Hollberg & G. Habert

    Efficient management of design options for early BIM
    H. Mattern & M. König

    The energy grey zone—uncertainty in embedded energy and greenhouse gas emissions assessment of buildings in early design phases
    H. Harter, P. Schneider-Marin &W. Lang

    The early BIM adoption for a Contracting Authority: Standard and methods in the ANAS approach
    A. Osello, N. Rapetti & F. Semeraro

    How to make decision-makers aware of sustainable construction?
    H. Kreiner, M. Scherz &A. Passer

    Information exchange scenarios between machine learning energy prediction model and BIM at early stage of design
    M.M. Singh, S. Singaravel & P. Geyer

    A multi-LOD model representing fuzziness and uncertainty of building information models in different design stages
    J. Abualdenien &A. Borrmann

    Intelligent substitution models for structural design in early BIM stages
    D. Steiner & M. Schnellenbach-Held

    MS6: Performance of concrete during life-cycle
    Organizers: J. Li, X. Gao & X. Ren

    Remaining life prediction of aged bridges under salt and carbonation damages by concrete core tests
    A. Miyamoto

    Service life prediction of concrete under freeze-thaw deicing salt attack with intermittent dry periods
    C. Thiel, C. Gehlen & F. Foestl

    Effect of choice of functional units on comparative life cycle assessment of concrete mix designs
    D. Kanraj, C.J. Churchill & D.K. Panesar

    Evaluation of crack width in reinforced concrete beams subjected to variable load
    T. Arangjelovski, G. Markovski & D. Nakov

    Steel corrosion in ASR deteriorated concrete affected by de-icing salts
    Y. Kubo, S.H. Ho, S. Kikuchi &Y. Ishikawa

    Analysis of the influencing factors for shear capacity of reinforced concrete beam-column joints
    X. Gao, D. Xiang, Y. He & J. Li

    Study on physical property and durability of concrete with high content of blast furnace slag
    K. Eguchi, Y. Kato & D.N. Katpady

    Estimation of compressive strength at early age using electric conductivity
    L.L. Chacha Costa, T. Shibuya &T. Iyoda

    Investigating the effect of improving the low grade recycled aggregate by carbonation
    A.A. Abdulkadeer, N. Matsuda &T. Iyoda

    Influence of ASR expansion on concrete deterioration observed with neutron imaging of water
    Y. Yoshimura, M. Mizuta, H. Sunaga, Y. Otake, Y. Kubo & N. Hayashizaki

    Cement-based geotechnical elements exposed to chemical attack—provisions for durability in standards
    F.Wagemann, F. Schmidt-Döhl &A. Rahimi

    Shrinkage characteristics of ground granulated blast furnace slag high content cement
    H. Mizuno &T. Iyoda

    Performance evaluation on chlorine ion immobilizing ability of concrete using calcium aluminate aggregate and additive
    Y. Nakanishi, S. Ito &T. Iyoda

    Effect of chloride and corrosion of reinforcing steel on heat transfer of reinforced concrete
    P. Sancharoen, D. Im, P. Julnipitawong & S. Tangtermsirikul

    Long-term performance of cementitious materials used in nuclear waste disposal—a case study at SCK•CEN
    Q.T. Phung, S. Seetharam, J. Perko, N. Maes, D. Jacques, S. Liu, E. Valcke, T. Seeman, G. Hoder, L. Lemmens, A. Varzina & R.A. Patel

    Investigating the effect of surplus filler of asphalt plant on setting time and compressive strength of cement mortar
    M. Kioumarsi & H. Vafaeinejad

    Effect of initial curing temperature on mechanical strength of concrete
    M. Kioumarsi & H. Vafaeinejad

    A sustainable approach to the design of reinforced concrete beams
    A.P. Fantilli, F. Tondolo, B. Chiaia & G. Habert

    MS7: Life-cycle engineering for hydraulic structures, levees, and other water related infrastructure
    Organizers: F. den Heijer, J.Wessels, H. Yokota & M. Hoffmann

    Asset management maturity for flood protection infrastructure: A baseline across the North Sea region
    B. Gersonius, R. Ashley, F. den Heijer,W.J. Klerk, P. Sayers & J. Rijke

    Asset management of water and sewer networks, and levees: Recent approaches and current considerations
    C. Curt, R. Tourment, Y. Le Gat & C.Werey

    Working towards one and the same objective: How serious gaming makes storm surge barriers more reliable
    M. Schelland, J.N. Huibregtse, M.Walraven & E.C.J. Bouwman

    A framework for assessing information quality in asset management of flood defences
    W.J. Klerk, R. Pot, J.M. van der Hammen & K.Wojciechowska

    Fundamental study on effective utilization of caisson in breakwater
    E. Kato, Y. Kawabata, K. Uno & H. Yokota

    Efficient investments in the waterway Danube with vessel traffic analysis and fairway optimization
    M. Hoffmann, A. Haberl, C. Konzel, T. Hartl, S. Simon & M. Simoner

    Risk based inspection of flood defence dams: An application to grass revetments
    W.J. Klerk, K.L. Roscoe, A. Tijssen, R.P. Nicolai, J. Sap & F. Schins

    Comparative analysis of the reliability levels in hydraulic structures using partial safety factors and full probabilistic methods
    A. Tahir & C. Kunz

    A maintenance management plan for port mooring facilities based on cost-benefit analysis—a case study
    Y. Kawabata, E. Kato, Y. Tanaka & H. Yokota

    Sustainable and future-proof port infrastructure
    J.G. de Gijt, E.J. Broos, C. Bosschieter, P. Taneja & H.E. Pacejka

    Robustness as a decision criterion for construction and evaluation of ship lock chambers
    C. Kunz

    Improvement of the planning process of flood protection assets by using experiences with operation and maintenance—Hamburg case study
    P. Fröhle, N. Manojlovic, S. Shaikh, P. Jordan, L. Seumenicht, M. Schaper, J.-C. Schmidt & M. Roth

    Peer reviews as an asset management tool
    B. Lassing, P. van Poorten, M.Walraven, S. van Herk, B. Vonk & R.Windsor

    Expert interviews in long-term damage analysis for bottom and bank revetments along German inland waterways
    J. Sorgatz, J. Kayser & H. Schüttrumpf

    MS8: IEA EBCAnnex 72: Assessing life-cycle related environmental impacts caused by buildings
    Organizers: R. Frischknecht, H. Birgitsdottir, T. Lützkendorf &A. Passer

    Potential for interconnection of tools for cost estimation and life cycle assessment of partial carbon footprint in the building sector in Czechia
    A. Lupíšek, M. Nehasilová, J. Železná, P. Hájek, B. Pospíšilová & M. Hanák

    Building life cycle assessment tools developed in France
    B. Peuportier & P. Schalbart

    LCA benchmarks for decision-makers adapted to the early design stages of new buildings
    A. Hollberg, P. Vogel & G. Habert

    Principles for the development and use of benchmarks for life-cycle related environmental impacts of buildings
    T. Lützkendorf & M. Balouktsi

    Assessing life cycle related environmental impacts caused by buildings (IEA EBC Annex 72)
    R. Frischknecht

    Lessons learned from establishing environmental benchmarks for buildings in Switzerland
    L. Tschümperlin & R. Frischknecht

    Belgian approach to mainstream LCA in the construction sector
    D. Trigaux, K. Allacker, F. De Troyer,W. Debacker,W.C. Lam, L. Delem, L.Wastiels, R. Servaes & E. Rossi

    Life cycle assessment benchmarks for Danish office buildings
    F.N. Rasmussen & H. Birgisdóttir

    Using BIM-based methods to obtain life cycle environmental benchmarks for buildings
    A. García-Martínez, J.C. Gómez de Cózar & M. Ruiz Alfonsea

    Development of a simplified methodology for creating embodied energy database of construction materials and processes in India
    S. Palaniappan &V. Bindu Inti

    The coupling of BIM and LCA—challenges identified through case study implementation
    M. Röck, A. Passer, D. Ramon & K. Allacker

    Environmental impacts of future electricity production in Hungary with reflect on building operational energy use
    B. Kiss, Zs. Szalay & E. Kácsor

    Modular methodology for building life cycle assessment for a building stock model
    Zs. Szalay & B. Kiss

    Effects of LCA impact categories and methodology on the interpretation of a building’s environmental performance
    L. Delem, L.Wastiels & K. Allacker

    Analyzing the life cycle environmental impacts in the Chinese building design process
    W. Yang, Q.Y. Li, L. Yang, J. Ren & X.Q. Yang

    Review of existing service lives’ values for building elements and their sensitivity on building LCA and LCC results
    S. Lasvaux, M. Giorgi, D. Favre, A. Hollberg, V. John & G. Habert

    Improving the reliability and specificity of an Input-Output-based Hybrid (IOH) method for computing embodied energy of a building
    M.K. Dixit &V. Venkatraj

    Life cycle assessment of alternative masonry to concrete blocks
    J. Dahmen, J. Kim & C.M. Ouellet-Plamondon

    MS9: Multi-hazard resilience assessment in a life-cycle context
    Organizers: J. Ghosh & J.E. Padgett

    Resilience assessment of highway bridges under multiple natural hazards
    Y. Dong & D.M. Frangopol

    A discussion on the need for flexibility in infrastructure development
    S. Torres & M. Sánchez-Silva

    Modeling the resilience of aging concrete bridge columns subjected to corrosion and extreme climate events
    H. Almansour, A. Mohammed & Z. Lounis

    Uncertainty analysis and impact on seismic life-cycle cost assessment of highway bridge structures
    S. Shekhar & J. Ghosh

    Life-cycle based resilience assessment of bridges under seismic hazard
    B. Sharanbaswa & S. Banerjee

    Stochastic modeling of post-repair performance and integration into bridge life-cycle assessment
    N. Vishnu & J.E. Padgett

    Probabilistic resilience assessment of infrastructure—a review
    C. de Paor, L. Connolly &A. O’Connor

    MS10: Next generation asset management of civil infrastructure systems
    Organizers: A. Michel, H. Stang, M.R. Geiker & M.D. Lepech

    Comparison of optimization approaches for pavement maintenance and rehabilitation policies on road section and network level
    V. Donev & M. Hoffmann

    Coupled mass transport, chemical, and mechanical modelling in cementitious materials: A dual-lattice approach
    A. Michel, V.M. Meson, H. Stang, M.R. Geiker & M. Lepech

    Measuring critical chloride contents in structures and the influence on service life modeling
    C. Boschmann Käthler, U.M. Angst & B. Elsener

    A framework for modeling corrosion-related degradation in reinforced concrete
    Z. Zhang, U.M. Angst &A. Michel

    Design and maintenance of concrete structures requires both engineering and sustainability limit states
    M.R. Geiker, A. Michel, H. Stang, H. Vikan & M.D. Lepech

    Long-term planning within complex and dynamic infrastructure systems
    M. Havelaar,W. Jaspers, A.R.M.Wolfert, G.A. van Nederveen &W.L. Auping

    Scheduling of waterways maintenance interventions applying queueing theory
    F. Marsili, J. Bödefeld, H. Daduna & P. Croce

    MS11: Life-cycle performance of structure and infrastructure under uncertainty
    Organizers: M. Akiyama & D.M. Frangopol

    Hazard analysis for bridge scour evaluation at watershed level considering climate change impact
    D.Y. Yang & D.M. Frangopol

    Sensitivity analysis of time dependent reliability of RC members in general climate environment
    D.-G. Lu,W.-H. Zhang &W.Wang

    Seismic fragility of corroding RC bridge substructures in marine environment
    F. Cui & M. Ghosn

    Time-dependent structural reliability analysis of shield tunnels in coastal regions
    Z. He, M. Akiyama, C. He & D.M. Frangopol

    Non linear structural analyses of prestressed concrete girders: Tools and safety formats
    B. Belletti, F. Vecchi, M.P. Cosma &A. Strauss

    Digitalization is the road to collaboration: A case study regarding the use of digital support tools on sewage and water pumping systems at Schiphol and Haarlem
    W. Jaspers, L.S. van Duffelen & J.-J. de Jong

    Sensitivity analysis of fatigue lifetime predictions of pre-stressed concrete bridges using Sobol’-indices
    D. Sanio, M.A. Ahrens & P. Mark

    A comparative study on fatigue assessment of orthotropic steel decks based on long-term WIM data
    B.Wang, A. Chen & H. De Backer

    Reliability analysis for geotechnical structures using iterative particle filter
    T. Shuku & I. Yoshida

    Optimal inspection planning based on Value of Information for airport runway
    Y. Tasaki & I. Yoshida

    A sampling-based approach to identifying optimal inspection and repair strategies for offshore jacket structures
    R. Schneider, A. Rogge, S. Thöns, E. Bismut & D. Straub

    Numerical durability simulation of reinforced concrete structures under consideration of polymorphic uncertain data
    K. Kremer, P. Edler, S. Freitag, M. Hofmann & G. Meschke

    MS12: Life-cycle redundancy, robustness and resilience indicators for aging structural systems under multiple hazards
    Organizers: F. Biondini & D.M. Frangopol

    Influence of seismic hazard on RC buildings’ resilience based on ANN
    G. Bunea, F. Leon & G.M. Atanasiu

    Evaluation of road network performance considering capacity degradation on numerous links
    H. Nakajima & R. Honda

    Probabilistic life-cycle resilience assessment of aging bridges and road networks under seismic and environmental hazards
    L. Capacci & F. Biondini

    Innovative methodology of assessing the residual structural safety margin of reinforced concrete structures—application to cooling towers
    N.C. Tran, C. Toulemonde, F. Beaudouin & C. Mewisse

    Life-cycle seismic performance prediction of deteriorating RC structures using artificial neural networks
    S. Bianchi & F. Biondini

    Modelling of physical systems for resilience assessment
    G. Tsionis, A. Caverzan, E. Krausmann, G. Giannopoulos, L. Galbusera & N. Kourti

    Robustness analysis of 3D base-isolated systems
    P. Castaldo, D. Gino & G. Mancini

    MS13:Advances in Structural Health Monitoring for real-world applications
    Organizers: C.W. Kim, P.J. McGetrick, A. Cunha &T. Kitahara

    Identification of damaged regions in dynamically loaded dams
    M. Alalade, T. Lahmer & F.Wuttke

    Installation and results from the first 18 months of operation of the dynamic monitoring system of Baixo Sabor arch dam
    S. Pereira, F. Magalhães, A. Cunha, J. Gomes & J.V. Lemos

    Monitoring of corrosive environment focusing on dew condensation in steel bridges
    Z. Rasoli, K. Nagata &T. Kitahara

    Optimising circumferential piezoelectric transducer arrays of pipelines through linear superposition analysis
    X. Niu, H.P. Chen & H.R. Marques

    Particle Swarm Optimization for damage identification in beam-like structures
    A. Barontini, M.-G. Masciotta, L.F. Ramos, P.B. Lourenço & P. Amado-Mendes

    Experimental investigation on crack detection using imbedded smart aggregate
    C. Du, Y. Yang & D.A. Hordijk

    Development of a remote monitoring system with wireless power-saving sensors for analyzing bridge conditions
    E. Sasaki, P. Tuttipongsawat, N. Sinsamutpadung, H. Nishida & K. Takase

    Investigation of Bayesian damage detection method for long-term bridge health monitoring
    Y. Goi & C.W. Kim

    A trial vibration measuring for evaluating performance of small bridge with small FWD system
    H. Onishi, K. Ouchi, N. Kimura & D. Yaegashi

    Structural health monitoring of a steel girder bridge utilizing reconstructed sparse-like system matrix
    T. Mimasu, C.W. Kim &Y. Goi

    Damage identification of bridge structures using the Hilbert-Huang Transform
    J.J. Moughty & J.R. Casas

    Experimental studies on the feasibility of drive-by bridge inspection method using an appropriate vehicle model
    S. Nakajima, C.W. Kim, K.C. Chang & S. Hasegawa

    MS14: Monitoring of structures for informed-decision making
    Organizers: A. Strauss & D.M. Frangopol

    RAMS evaluation for the steel-truss arch high-speed railway bridge based on SHM system
    Y.L. Ding, H.W. Zhao &A.Q. Li

    Crowd load prediction on pedestrian bridges using Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors
    K. Hassoun, J. Karaki, S. Mustapha, A. Kassir, Z. Dawy & H. Abi-Rached

    A case study of structural monitoring as a control in the restoration process of heritage structures: The strengthening of the Vistabella Church’s Tower
    M. Llorens, R. Señís, S. Pavón & B. Moreno

    Levels of assessment for chloride model parameters of existing concrete structures
    A. Strauss, C. Matzenberger, K. Bergmeister, M. Somodikova &T. Zimmermann

    MS15: Probability-based service life design of reinforced concrete structures exposed to reinforcement corrosion
    Organizers: G. De Schutter & S. Keßler

    Evaluation of the chloride migration and carbonation coefficients of Belgian ready mixed and precast concrete for a performance-based design
    P. Minne, E. Gruyaert, L. DeWinter, B. Craeye, R. Caspeele & G. De Schutter

    Probabilistic evaluation of service-life of RC structures subjected to carbonation
    R.A. Couto & S.M.C. Diniz

    Durability design of concrete structures regarding chloride-induced corrosion by means of nomograms
    A. Rahimi

    Sensitivity analysis of a service life model linked to chloride induced corrosion focusing on the critical chloride content
    G. Kapteina

    The importance of the size effect in corrosion of steel in concrete for probabilistic service life modeling
    U.M. Angst

    Evaluation of half-cell potential measurement and its impact on the condition assessment
    S. Keßler

    Serviceability and residual working life assessment of existing bridges
    J. Marková &V. Navarova

    MS16: Life-cycle maintenance and management for urban infrastructures with big data
    Organizers: A. Chen, Y. Yuan & X. Ruan

    Performance comparison for pipe failure prediction using artificial neural networks
    S. Kerwin, B. Garcia de Soto & B.T. Adey

    Long-term mechanical reliability evaluation of the main cable of a suspension bridge
    D.Wang, Y. Zhang, A. Chen, L. Li & H. Tian

    Empirical Bayes-based Markov chain deterioration modelling for municipal sewer systems
    P. Lin, X.X. Yuan & R. Rashedi

    Incremental launching construction of ChajiaxiaYellow River Bridge with data feedback
    L. Zhou, J. Peng, Y.Wu & Z. Yin

    Bayesian formula based dynamic information updating of bridge traffic flow response probability model
    X.J.Wang, X. Ruan & K.P. Zhou

    Experimental study on the mechanical property evolution of main cable steel wires of suspension bridges under corrosion state
    R. Ma, C. Cui, A. Chen, L. Li & H. Tian

    A risk management system of Hainan interchange merge area in maintenance zone: Risk analysis, identification, assessment and countermeasure
    B. Liu, H. Yan &W. Zhao

    Buckling analysis of a long span steel cable-stayed bridge
    Y.Wei, Y.T. He, X. Ruan & L. Ding

    MS17: Life-cycle management as focus area within asset management
    Organizers: J. Bakker, H. Roebers, M. Hertogh & J.F.M.Wessels

    Quantifying the impact of variability in railway bridge asset management
    P.C. Yianni, L.C. Neves, D. Rama, J.D. Andrews, N. Tedstone & R. Dean

    Quantifying the Performance Age of highway bridges
    Y. Xie, D. Schraven, J. Bakker & M. Hertogh

    A simplified approach to address uncertainty in Life Cycle Costing (LCC) analysis
    Y. Sun & D.G. Carmichael

    Life cycle approach for sustainable pavement options for infrastructure projects
    B. Czarnecki

    Comparison of truck fuel consumption measurements with results of existing models and implications for road pavement LCA
    F. Perrotta, T. Parry, L.C. Neves, T. Buckland, E. Benbow & H. Viner

    Technical management risks for transport infrastructures along whole life cycle: Identification and analysis
    D. García-Sánchez, J. Aurtenetxe, M. Zalbide, R. Socorro, A. Pérez-Hernando & D. Inaudi

    Computational framework for a railway bridge maintenance strategies affected by gradual deterioration
    J. Fernandes, J.C. Matos, D.V. Oliveira &A.A. Henriques

    A many-objective optimization model for sustainable pavement management considering several sustainability metrics through a multi-dimensionality reduction approach
    J. Santos, V. Cerezo, G. Flintsch &A. Ferreira

    Expert-driven and data-driven risk-centred maintenance decision-making approaches for railway transport assets
    F. Dinmohammadi

    Evaluation and application of AHP, MAUT and ELECTRE III for infrastructure management
    Z. Allah Bukhsh, I. Stipanovic, A. Hartmann & G. Klanker

    Assessing approximation errors caused by truncation of cash flows in public infrastructure net present value calculations
    R. Treiture, L. van der Meer, J. Bakker, M. Van den Boomen, R. Schoenmaker & R.Wolfert

    A survey of health monitoring techniques for the Dutch transportation infrastructure
    J.F.M.Wessels, P.J. van der Mark, K.E. Bektas, J. Bakker & M. van der Voort

    Considerations on the use of data to better predict long term replacement and renovation activities in transport infrastructure
    J.F.M.Wessels, H. van Meerveld, J. Bakker & K.E. Bektas

    Life cycle cost analysis for short span bridges in Indiana
    S.L. Leiva & M.D. Bowman

    Lifecycle management and replacement strategies: Two of a kind?
    M. Zandvoort, M.J. van der Vlist, R. Haitsma & E. Oosterveld

    A holistic approach to Life Cycle Management at Rijkswaterstaat
    J. Bakker & H. Roebers

    Lessons learned from data analytics, applied to the track maintenance of the Dutch high speed line
    R. Schalk, A. Zoeteman &A. Núñez

    Asset information management using linked data for the life-cycle of roads
    B. Luiten, M. Böhms, D. Alsem &A. O’Keeffe

    Mechanisms for managing changes in construction projects
    H.Ç. Demirel, L. Volker,W. Leendertse & M. Hertogh

    MS18: Serviceability of underground structures
    Organizers: Y. Yuan, E. Bilotta, H. Yu & Q. Ai

    The effect of hydrogen embrittlement on durability of buried steel pipes
    M.Wasim, M. Mahnoodian, D. Robert & C.-Q. Li

    Rapid detecting equipment for structural defects of metro tunnel
    K.Wang & X. Yao

    A state-oriented maintenance strategy of tunnel structure
    Q. Ai, Y. Yuan & X. Jiang

    Changes in rheology of printable concrete during pumping process
    Y. Yuan, Y. Tao & X.Wang

    Settlement control, monitoring and analysis of utility tunnel on soft soil foundation
    J. Huang, H.Wang & J.Wang

    Dynamic soil normal stresses on side wall of a subway station
    Z.M. Zhang, Y. Yuan, E. Bilotta, H.T. Yu & H.L. Zhao

    Shaking table model tests on tunnels at different depths
    X. Zhao, R.H. Li, M. Zhao & L.J. Tao

    Two-dimensional finite element analysis of the seismic performance in complex underground structure
    X.S. Cai, Z. Ye &Y. Yuan

    Shaking table test on shaft ingate of shield tunnel
    J. Zhang, X. Tu, X. Zhang, F. Li &Y. Yuan

    MS19: Circular economy to improve sustainability of infrastructure
    Organizers: S. de Vos-Effting & R. Hofman

    Are recycled and low temperature asphalt mixtures more sustainable?
    M. Hauck, E. Keijzer, H. van Meerveld, B. Jansen, S. de Vos-Effting & R. Hofman

    Relevance of the information content in module D on circular economy of building materials
    K. Krause &A. Hafner

    PAPERCHAIN project: Establishment of new circular economy models between pulp and paper industry and construction industry to create sustainable infrastructures
    M.S. Martín-Castellote, J.J. Cepriá-Pamplona, M.M. Pintor Escobar & E. Guedella-Bustamante

    Introducing the circular economy in road construction
    W.L. Leendertse, M.E.M. Schäffner & S. Kerkhofs

    CEO & CAMO ontologies: A circulation medium for materials in the construction industry
    E.M. Sauter, R.L.G. Lemmens & P. Pauwels

    SUP&R DST: SUstainable Pavement & Railways Decision Support Tool
    J. Santos, S. Bressi, V. Cerezo & D. Lo Presti



    SS1: Structural Health Monitoring and decision making for infrastructures in multi-hazard environment
    Organizers: M.P. Limongelli, J.R. Casas, M.G. Stewart & B. Imam

    Stochastic differential equations for modeling deterioration of engineering systems and calibration based on Structural Health Monitoring data
    L. Iannacone & P. Gardoni

    Information requirements for effective management of an ageing transport network
    J.H. Paulissen, S.H.J. van Es,W.H.A. Peelen & H.E. Klatter

    ROC-based performance analysis and interpretation of image-based damage diagnostic tools for underwater inspections
    M. O’Byrne, V. Pakrashi, F. Schoefs & B. Ghosh

    Real-time monitoring as a non-structural risk mitigation strategy for river bridges
    F. Ballio, G. Crotti &A. Cigada

    Fiber optic sensing in an integrated Structural Health Monitoring system
    R. Blin & D. Inaudi

    Structural and climate performance indicators in service life prediction of concrete bridges in multi-hazard environment
    M. Kušter Mari´c, A. Mandi´c Ivankovi´c & J. Ožbolt

    SS2: Climate adaptation engineering
    Organizers: E. Bastidas-Arteaga, M.G. Stewart &Y. Li

    Balancing payoff and regret: A bi-objective formulation for the optimal adaptation of riverine bridges under climate change
    A. Mondoro & D.M. Frangopol

    Modeling the climate change effects on storm surge with metamodels
    A. Contento, H. Xu, P. Gardoni & S. Guerrier

    Impact of climate change on optimal wood pole asset management
    A.M. Salman, Y. Li & E. Bastidas-Arteaga

    Climate change impact on safety and performance of existing and future bridges
    A. Nasr, O. Larsson Ivanov, I. Björnsson, J. Johansson, D. Honfi & E. Kjellström

    A tool to evaluate effectiveness of climate change adaptation measures for houses subjected to coastal flood risks
    A. Creach, M. Gonzva, E. Bastidas-Arteaga, S. Pardo & D. Mercier

    Evaluating the effect of climate change on thermal actions on structures
    P. Croce, P. Formichi, F. Landi & F. Marsili

    SS3: Quality control procedures on the life-cycle management of existing bridges
    Organizers: J.C. Matos & J.R. Casas

    COST Action TU1406 and main results on bridge lifecycle management
    J.C. Matos & J.R. Casas

    Performance based design and assessment—levels of indicators
    A. Strauss, L. Mold, K. Bergmeister, A. Mandic, J.C. Matos & J.R. Casas

    The indicator readiness level for the classification of research performance indicators for road bridges
    M.P. Limongelli, A. Orcesi &A. Vidovic

    Effects of multivariate data reduction of condition assessment of bridge networks on the Value of Information
    L. Quirk, C.M. Hanley, J.C. Matos &V. Pakrashi

    Regular bridge inspection data improvement using non-destructive testing
    M. Kušar, N. Galvão & S. Sein

    First results from a benchmarking of Quality Control Frameworks
    A. Kedar & S. Sein

    Standardizing the quality control of existing bridges
    V. Pakrashi & H.Wenzel

    The case study of Chile—how quality control could improve better lifecycle management of bridges
    M.A. Valenzuela 

    SS4: Modeling time-dependent behavior and deterioration of concrete
    Organizers: R.Wan-Wendner, M. Alnagger, G. Di Luzio & G. Cusatis

    Size and shape effect in shrinkage based on chemo-mechanical simulations
    L. Czernuschka, I. Boumakis, J. Vorel & R.Wan-Wendner

    Three types of errors in the international norms for the design of concrete and reinforced concrete
    R.S. Sanjarovskiy, T.N. Ter-Emmanuilyan & M.M. Manchenko

    Deflections of reinforced concrete beams made with recycled and waste materials under sustained load: Experiment and fib Model Code 2010 predictions
    N. Toši´c, S. Marinkovi´c, I. Ignjatovi´c &A. de la Fuente

    An investigation into influential factors affecting the time to concrete cover cracking in reinforced concrete structures
    F. Chen, H. Baji & C.-Q. Li

    Development of fatigue life prediction for RC slabs under traveling wheel-type loading
    K. Takeda &Y. Sato

    Early damage detection of fastening systems in concrete under dynamic loading—model details and health monitoring framework
    M. Hoepfner & P. Spyridis

    Study on the time variant alteration of chloride profiles for prediction purpose
    F. Binder, S.L. Burtscher &A. Limbeck

    A rapid numerical simulation method of chloride ingress in concrete material
    Y. Li, X. Ruan & Z.R. Jin

    Concrete cover cracking under chloride-induced time-varying non-uniform steel corrosion
    J. Zhang, P.Wang & Z. Guan

    Analysis of coupled exposures considering the rapid chloride migration test and the accelerated carbonation test
    M. Vogel, S. Schmiedel & H.S. Müller

    Modelling of corrosion induced cracking in reinforced concrete
    I. Lau, G. Fu, C.-Q. Li & S. De Silva

    Optimization of service life design of concrete infrastructures in corrosive environments under a changing climate
    Z. Lounis

    Simulation of crack propagation owing to deformed bar corrosion
    S. Okazaki, C. Okuma, H. Yoshida & M. Kurumatani

    SS6:TRUSS ITN—reducing uncertainty in structural safety
    Organizer: A. González

    Mechanical characterisation of braided BFRP rebars for internal concrete reinforcement
    S. Antonopoulou, C. McNally & G. Byrne

    Use of post-installed screws in the compressive strength assessment of in-situ concrete
    M.S.N.A. Sourav, S. Al-Sabah & C. McNally

    Impact of input variables on the seismic response of free-standing spent fuel racks
    A. Gonzalez Merino, L. Costas de la Peña &A. González

    Surrogate infill criteria for operational fatigue reliability analysis
    R. Teixeira, A. O’Connor & M. Nogal

    Probabilistic decision basis and objectives for inspection planning and optimization
    G. Zou, K. Banisoleiman &A. González

    Characterization of hoisting operations on the dynamic response of the lifting boom of a ship unloader
    G. Milana, K. Banisoleiman &A. González

    Monitoring crack movement on a masonry type abutment using optical camera system—a case study
    F. Huseynov, E. O’Brien, J. Brownjohn, K. Faulkner, Y. Xu & D. Hester

    Outlier detection of point clouds generating from low-cost UAVs for bridge inspection
    S. Chen, L.C. Truong-Hong, E. O’Keeffe, D.F. Laefer & E. Mangina

    Using step-by-step Bayesian updating to better estimate the reinforcement loss due to corrosion in reinforced concrete structures
    F. Schoefs, B. Heitner, T. Yalamas, G. Causse & E.J. O’Brien

    Structural health monitoring of bridges: A Bayesian network approach
    M. Vagnoli, R. Remenyte-Prescott & J. Andrews

    Noninvasive empirical methods of damage identification of bridge structures using vibration data
    J.J. Moughty & J.R. Casas

    Bridge condition evaluation using LDVs installed on a vehicle
    A.D. Martínez Otero, A. Malekjafarian & E.J. O’Brien

    On the bonding performance of Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors (DOFS) in structural concrete
    A. Barrias, J.R. Casas & S. Villalba

    A machine learning approach for the estimation of fuel consumption related to road pavement rolling resistance for large fleets of trucks
    F. Perrotta, T. Parry, L.C. Neves & M. Mesgarpour

    Fuzzy-random approach to debris model for riverbed scour depth investigation at bridge piers
    L. Sgambi, N. Basso & E. Garavaglia

    SS7:Application of probabilistic methods in fire safety engineering
    Organizers: D. Rush, L. Bisby & R. Van Coile

    Effect of modelling on failure probabilities in structural fire design
    M. Shrivastava, A.K. Abu, R.P. Dhakal & P.J. Moss

    Numerical analysis on the fire behavior of a steel truss structure
    L.M. Lu, G.L. Yuan, Q.J. Shu & Q.T. Li

    The application of an LQI reliability based methodology to determine the fire resistance requirements for two Mumbai residential towers
    D. Hopkin, S. Lay &A. Henderson

    Target safety levels for insulated steel beams exposed to fire, based on Lifetime Cost Optimisation
    R. Van Coile & D.J. Hopkin

    SS8: Bespoke models for marine structural management
    Organizer: M. Collette

    Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) techniques to enable a materials-informed digital twin prototype for marine structures
    C.R. Fisher, K. Nahshon, M.F. Sinfield & D. Kihl

    Adapting life-cycle management of ship structures under fatigue considering uncertain operation conditions
    Y. Liu & D.M. Frangopol

    Probabilistic service life management of fatigue sensitive ship hull structures considering various sea loads
    S. Kim & D.M. Frangopol

    Ship motion and fatigue damage estimation via a digital twin
    M. Schirmann, M. Collette & J. Gose

    SS9: Novel materials and systems for life-cycle structural health monitoring
    Organizers: V. Pakrashi, P. Cahill & P. Michalis

    Innovative soft-material sensor, wireless network and assessment software for bridge life-cycle assessment
    K. Loupos, Y. Damigos, A. Tsertou, A. Amditis, S. Lenas, C. Chatziandreoglou, C. Malliou, V. Tsaoussidis, R. Gerhard, D. Rychkov,W.Wirges, B. Frankenstein, S. Camarinopoulos, V. Kalidromitis, C. Sanna, S. Maier, A. Gordt & P. Panetsos

    The potential of energy harvesting for monitoring corroding metal pipes
    F. Okosun &V. Pakrashi

    SS10:Value of structural health monitoring information for the life-cycle management of civil structures
    Organizers: S. Thöns, G. Lombaert & M.P. Limongelli

    Cost-based optimization of the performance of a damage detection system
    A.C. Neves, J. Leander, R. Karoumi & I. González

    The integration of bridge life cycle cost analysis and the value of structural health monitoring information
    G. Du & J. Qin

    The value of monitoring the service life prediction of a critical steel bridge
    J. Leander & R. Karoumi

    Structural monitoring and inspection modeling for structural system updating
    A. Agusta & S. Thöns

    The effects of deterioration models on the value of damage detection information
    L. Long, S. Thöns & M. Döhler

    The value of visual inspections for emergency management of bridges under seismic hazard
    M.P. Limongelli, S. Miraglia &A. Fathi

    A Bayesian network based approach for integration of condition-based maintenance in strategic offshore wind farm O&M simulation models
    J.S. Nielsen, J.D. Sørensen, I.B. Sperstad &T.M.Welte

    Structural integrity management with unmanned aerial vehicles: State-of-the-art review and outlook
    M. Kapoor, E. Katsanos, S. Thöns, L. Nalpantidis & J.Winkler

    Metamodeling strategies for value of information computation
    M.S. Khan, S. Ghosh, J. Ghosh & C. Caprani

    SS11: Design for robustness of steel and steel-concrete composite structures
    Organizers: J.-F. Demonceau & J.-P. Jaspart

    Robustness of steel structures subjected to a column loss scenario
    J.-F. Demonceau, M. D’Antimo & J.-P. Jaspart

    Investigation of the column loss scenario of one composite steel and concrete frame
    G. Roverso, N. Baldassino & R. Zandonini

    Design of steel and composite structures for robustness
    N. Hoffmann, U. Kuhlmann & G. Skarmoutsos

    Behaviour of an innovative joint solution under impulsive loading
    M. D’Antimo, J.-F. Demonceau & J.-P. Jaspart

    Influence analysis of group studs stiffness in accelerated construction steel-concrete composite small box girder bridges
    Y. Xiang & S. Guo

    Development of a design-oriented structural robustness index for progressive collapse
    C. Praxedes & X.-X. Yuan

    Performance metrics for seismic-resilient steel braced frame buildings
    O. Serban & L. Tirca

    Post-failure torsion capacity and robustness of encased tubular arch spring connections
    Ph. Van Bogaert, K. Schotte & H. De Backer

    SS12: Repair and self-repair of concrete
    Organizers: N. De Belie, K. Van Tittelboom, D. Snoeck & E. Gruyaert

    Optimizing nutrient content of microbial self-healing concrete
    Y.Ç. Er¸san &Y. Akın

    Microencapsulated spores and growth media for self-healing mortars
    K. Paine, I. Horne, L. Tan, T. Sharma, A. Heath, R. Cooper, J. Virgoe, D. Palmer &A. Kerr

    Use of fiber-reinforced self-healing cementitious materials with superabsorbent polymers to absorb impact energy
    D. Snoeck, T. De Schryver, P. Criel & N. De Belie

    The role of silicate salts in self-healing properties of cement pastes
    M. Stefanidou, V. Kotrotsiou & F. Kesikidou

    Life cycle assessment of Self-Healing Engineered Cementitious Composite (SH-ECC) used for the rehabilitation of bridges
    P. Van den Heede, N. De Belie, F. Pittau, G. Habert &A. Mignon

    Self-healing concrete vs. conventional waterproofing systems in underground structures: A cradle to gate LCA comparison with reference to a case study
    S. Rigamonti, E. Cuenca, A. Arrigoni, G. Dotelli & L. Ferrara

    Efficiency of manual and autonomous healing to mitigate chloride ingress in cracked concrete
    K. Van Tittelboom, B. Van Belleghem, R. Callens, P. Van den Heede & N. De Belie

    Establishment of spraying repair technology for concrete structures using drone
    T. Iyoda, K. Nimura &T. Hasegawa

    Polymer Flexible Joint as a structural repair method for reducing stress concentrations in cracked concrete structures
    Ł. Zdanowicz, M. Tekieli, B. Zaja˛c &A. Kwiecie´n

    Structural column retrofitting of school building using Ferrocement Composites in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines
    J.M.C. Ongpeng, V. Pilien, A. Del Rosario, A.M. Dizon, K.B. Aviso & R.R. Tan

    An optimum strategy for FRP-strengthening of corrosion-affected reinforced concrete columns
    H. Baji, C.Q. Li, F. Chen &W. Yang

    SS13: Life-cycle of slope and river bank protection system considering soil bioengineering as well as conventional structures
    Organizers: G. Kalny, H.P. Rauch &A. Strauss

    Degradation processes of wooden logs in soil bioengineering structures
    G. Kalny, K. Rados, B. Berntatz, B.Winkler & H.P. Rauch

    Development of a concept for a holistic LCA model for soil bioengineering structures
    M. von der Thannen, S. Hoerbinger, H.P. Rauch, R. Paratscha, R. Smutny, A. Strauss &T. Lampalzer

    Soil bioengineering: Requirements, materials, applications
    H.P. Rauch, M. von der Thannen & C.Weissteiner

    Service life planning for Austrian river bank protection structures
    R. Paratscha, A. Strauss, R. Smutny, M. von der Thannen, H.P. Rauch &T. Lampalzer

    Specialisation for the ecoengineering sector in the Mediterranean environment ECOMED
    P. Sangalli, G. Tardío & G. Zaimes

    Development and challenges of soil bioengineering applications to vegetated riprap
    P. Raymond, S. Tron & I. Larocque

    The limits of mechanical resistance in bioengineering for riverbank protection
    A. Evette, D. Jaymond, A. Recking, G. Piton, H.P. Rauch & P.-A. Frossard

    SS14:Advanced NDT for visualization and quantification of concrete deterioration and repair effects
    Organizers: T. Shiotani, E. Verstrynge, D.G. Aggelis & P. Pahlavan

    Case study on determination of remaining bearing capacity of cantilevered balconies of high rise buildings
    B. Craeye,W. Gijbels, L. DeWinter, M. Maes, T. Soetens & D. Vanermen

    Localization and characterization of damage modes in reinforced concrete by means of acoustic emission monitoring during accelerated corrosion and pull-out testing
    C. Van Steen, E. Verstrynge & M.Wevers

    Analysis of fatigue behaviour of single steel fibre pull-out in a concrete matrix with micro-CT and acoustic emission
    M. De Smedt, C. Van Steen, K. DeWilder, L. Vandewalle & E. Verstrynge

    Non-destructive inspection method for bending strength estimation of polymer concrete
    C. Saito, M. Okutsu, M. Nakagawa, S. Yanagi & H. Takahashi

    Study of the applicability of the polarization resistance method in analysis and experimental measurement of electric conductivity
    C. Okuma, S. Okazaki & H. Yoshida

    Damage mechanisms analysis of reinforced concrete beams in bending using non-destructive testing
    S. Pirskawetz, G. Hüsken, K.-P. Gründer & D. Kadoke

    A comparative study of acoustic emission tomography and digital image correlation measurement on a reinforced concrete beam
    Y. Yang, F. Zhang, D.A. Hordijk, K. Hashimoto &T. Shiotani

    Ultrasound pulse velocity to measure repair efficiency of concrete containing a self-healing vascular network
    E. Tsangouri, J. Lelon, P. Minnenbo, D.G. Aggelis & D. Van Hemelrijck

    Combining X-Ray imaging and acoustic emission to measure damage progression in ultra-high-performance-concrete
    R. Kravchuk, D. Loshkov & E.N. Landis

    SS15: PROGRESS—Provisions for Greater Reuse of Steel Structures
    Organizers: P. Kamrath & P. Hradil

    Environmental- and life cycle cost impact of reused steel structures: A case study
    S. Vares, P. Hradil, S. Pulakka, V. Ungureanu & M. Sansom

    Assessment of reusability of components from single-storey steel buildings
    P. Hradil, L. Fülöp &V. Ungureanu

    Calculating the climate impact of demolition
    P. Kamrath

    Deconstruction, recycling and reuse of lightweight metal constructions
    P. Kamrath, M. Kuhnhenne, D. Pyschny & K. Janczyk

    Modelling and experimental testing of interlocking steel connection behaviour
    P. Matis, T. Martin, P.J. McGetrick & D. Robinson

    SS16: Life-cycle asset management for railway-structures (LeCIE)
    Organizers: T. Petraschek, A. Hüngsberg, N. Friedl, U. Staindl, G. Lener &A. Strauss

    Life cycle assessment for civil engineering structures of railway bridges made of steel
    G. Lener & J. Schmid

    Approach on network-wide sustainable asset management focused on national funding
    R. Liskounig

    Decision-making framework and optimized remediation for railway concrete bridges deteriorated by carbonation and chloride attack
    A. Vidovic, I. Zambon, A. Strauss & D.M. Frangopol

    Short-, mid- and long-term LCM prognosis of heavy maintenance and replacement demand for bridge structures at 3 selected railway routes analysing different maintenance strategies
    R. Veit-Egerer, G.J. Rajasingam, T. Petraschek, L. Rossbacher, N. Friedl & U. Staindl

    Execution time estimation of recovery actions for a disrupted railway track inspection schedule
    M.H. Osman & S. Kaewunruen

    Structural assessment and rehabilitation of old stone railway bridges
    P.G. Malerba & D. Corti

    SS17: INFRASTAR—fatigue reliability analysis of wind turbine and bridge structures
    Organizers: E. Brühwiler, E. Niederleithinger & J.D. Sørensen

    Fatigue reliability analysis of Cret De l’Anneau viaduct: A case study
    A. Mankar, S. Rastayesh & J.D. Sørensen

    “Pocket-monitoring” for fatigue safety verification of a RC bridge deck slab
    I. Bayane & E. Brühwiler

    Fatigue safety verification of a steel railway bridge using short term monitoring data
    B. Sawicki, E. Brühwiler & M. Nesterova

    SS18: The impact of BIM and web technologies in the life-cycle of our built environment
    Organizers: P. Pauwels, K. McGlinn &V. Malvar

    Investigation of the lifetime extension of bridges, using three-dimensional CIM data
    T. Yamamoto, K. Konuma, T. Yaguchi, H. Furuta, H. Tsuruta & N. Ueda

    A generic model for the digitalization of structural damage
    A. Hamdan & R.J. Scherer

    Modelling risk paths for BIM adoption in Singapore
    X. Zhao

    Using semantic technologies to improve FM asset information management processes
    J.W.B. Kibe



    GS1: Probability theory and applied structural reliability methodsVulnerability of critical slopes by using continuous Bayesian networks
    D. De León, D. Delgado, E. Solorio & L. Esteva

    A fast and efficient approach to solution of structure system reliability
    N. Xiao, Y. Chen & F.Y. Lu

    Failure probability of a designed nonlinear structure taking into account the uncertainty of Fourier phase
    R. Huang, T. Sato, C.Wan, A. Ahamed & L. Zhao

    Iterative point estimate method for probability moments of function
    W. Fan, H. Guo, J.Wei, Z. Li & P. Deng

    An assessment of the inherent reliability of SANS 10162-2 for cold-formed steel columns using the Direct Strength Method
    M.A.West-Russell, C. Viljoen & E. van der Klashorst

    Failure probability estimation in high dimensional spaces
    K. Breitung

    Reliability based design of temporary structures
    E. Vereecken,W. Botte & R. Caspeele

    Reliability-based analysis of tensile surface structures designed using partial factors
    E. De Smedt, M. Mollaert, L. Pyl & R. Caspeele

    GS2: Durability

    The resistance to salt penetration of the high-strength fly-ash concrete used to make composite girder bridges
    H. Ito, K. Kubota, H. Kuriyama &T. Izumiya

    Influence of re-application of surface penetrant on progression of carbonation of concrete with surface penetrant
    Y. Sakoi, M. Aba &Y. Tsukinaga

    Formulation of the conditions of the destruction of the passivation film of steel bar by chloride ion in high pH environment
    N. Hashimoto &Y. Kato

    Simulating low-frequency and long-term fatigue loading for life-cycle structures
    F. Li & J. Zhao

    Study on the spatial distribution of the chloride ion supply in the superstructure of an open-type wharf
    Y. Tanaka, Y. Kawabata & E. Kato

    GS3: Concrete structures

    Application of 2D micro-scale image analysis on concrete surface for evaluating concrete durability under various environments
    T. Chlayon, M. Iwanami & N. Chijiwa

    Robustness of flat slabs against progressive collapse due to column loss
    T. Molkens

    Prestressed concrete roof girders: Part I—deterministic and stochastic model
    A. Strauss, B. Krug, O. Slowik & D. Novák

    Prestressed concrete roof girders: Part II—surrogate modeling and sensitivity analysis
    D. Lehký, D. Novák, L. Novák & M. Šomodíková

    Prestressed concrete roof girders: Part III—semi-probabilistic design
    D. Novák, L. Novák, O. Slowik &A. Strauss

    Basalt fiber for strengthening of compressed structural elements in concrete and reinforced concrete: Finite element modeling
    T. Zhelyazov

    GS4: Nonlinear analysis and structural optimization

    Optimized design and life cycle cost analysis of a duplex welded girder bridge
    B. Karabulut, B. Rossi, G. Lombaert & D. Debruyne

    Decision criteria for life cycle based optimisation in early planning phases of buildings
    C. Dotzler, P. Schneider-Marin, C. Röger &W. Lang

    Nonlinear reliability analysis of RC columns designed according to Chinese codes
    D.-G. Lu, J.-S.Wang & Z.-M. Chang

    Risk analysis for the impact on traffic sign bridges
    T. Braml, M. Keuser & S. Petry

    Dependency of punching shear resistance and membrane action on boundary conditions of reinforced concrete continuous slabs
    B. Belletti, S. Ravasini, F. Vecchi &A. Muttoni

    Kriging-based heuristic optimization of a continuous concrete box-girder pedestrian bridge
    V. Penadés-Plà, T. García-Segura, V. Yepes & J.V. Martí

    GS5: Earthquake engineering

    A simple estimation method of the probability distribution of residual displacement and maximum bending moment for pile supported wharf by earthquake
    T. Nagao & P. Lu

    Machine learning implementation for a rapid earthquake early warning system
    F. Sihombing & M. Torbol

    Experimental investigation of seismic behaviour of corroded RC bridge piers
    X. Ge, N.A. Alexander & M.M. Kashani

    Seismic isolation design for ChaijiaxiaYellow River Bridge with steel triangular plate damper
    L. Zhou, J. Peng, Y.Wu & Z. Yin

    Assessing economic risk for businesses subject to seismic events
    L. Hofer, M.A. Zanini, F. Faleschini & C. Pellegrino

    Electricity supply reliability modelling for public sector facilities in view of seismic disaster risk
    G. Shoji & I. Matsushima

    Non-Gaussian stochastic features hidden in earthquake motion phase
    T. Sato

    Implications of performance-based seismic design of nonstructural building components on life cycle cost of buildings
    G. Karaki

    Reliability of base-isolated structures with sliding hydromagnetic bearings considering stochastic ground motions
    L.C. Ding, R. Van Coile, R. Caspeele, Y.B. Peng & J.B. Chen

    GS6:Traffic load modelling

    Development and validation of a full probabilistic model for traffic load of bridges based onWeigh-In-Motion (WIM) data
    J. Kim & J. Song

    The effect of traffic load model assumptions on the reliability of road bridges
    M. Teichgräber, M. Nowak, J. Köhler & D. Straub

    Extended extrapolation methods for robust estimates of extreme traffic load effects on bridges
    M. Nowak, D. Straub & O. Fischer

    GS7: Bridge engineering

    Steel bridge structural retrofit: Innovative and light-weight solutions
    A. Pipinato, R. Pavan, P. Collin, R. Hallmark, S. Ivanov, R. Geier & M. van der Burg

    Assessment procedures for existing bridges: Towards a new era of codes and standards
    R. Pavan & E. Siviero

    Stress concentration factor in concrete-filled steel tubular K-joints under balanced axial loading
    I.A. Musa & F.R. Mashiri

    Influence of fly-ash mixture to give to life cycle cost and constructability of composite girder bridge
    K. Kubota, H. Ito, H. Kuriyama &T. Izumiya

    Assessment of Barton High Level Bridge approach span superstructures
    D.M. Day

    Lifecycle performance of HSS bridges
    M. Seyoum Lemma, C. Rigueiro, L. Simoes da Silva, H. Gervásio & J.O. Pedro

    Refurbishment of Swanswell Viaduct

    Resilience and economical sustainability of a FRP reinforced concrete bridge in Florida: LCC analysis at the design stage
    T. Cadenazzi, M. Rossini, S. Nolan, G. Dotelli, A. Arrigoni &A. Nanni

    GS8: Life-cycle assessment

    ProLCA—treatment of uncertainty in infrastructure LCA
    O. Larsson Ivanov, D. Honfi, F. Santandrea & H. Stripple

    LCA of civil engineering infrastructures in composite materials—ACCIONA Construction’s experience
    M.M. Pintor-Escobar, E. Guedella-Bustamante & C. Paulotto

    Method and assessment decisions in the evaluation of the LCA-results of timber construction components
    S. Ebert & S. Ott

    Comparative evaluation of the ecological properties of timber construction components of the dataholz.eu platform
    S. Ott & S. Ebert

    The impact of structural system composition on reduced embodied carbon
    M. Sarkisian, D. Shook, C. Horiuchi & N.Wang

    Benchmarking embodied carbon in structural materials
    C. DeWolf & D. Davies

    Sustainable model-based lifecycle cost analysis of real estate developments
    M. Moesl &A. Tautschnig

    EFIResources: A novel approach for resource efficiency in construction
    H. Gervasio & S. Dimova

    Sustainability rating of lightweight expanded clay aggregates using energy inputs and carbon dioxide emissions in life-cycle analysis
    F.M. Tehrani, R. Farshidpour, M. Pouramini, M. Mousavi &A. Namadmalian Esfahani

    Standardization of condition assessment methodologies for structures
    J. Engelen, R. Kuijper, D. Bezemer & L. Leenders

    Life cycle assessment of asphalt mixtures healed by induction heating
    E. Lizasoain-Arteaga, I. Indacoechea-Vega & D. Castro-Fresno

    Service life prediction of pitched roofs clad with ceramic tiles
    R. Ramos, A. Silva, J. de Brito & P.L. Gaspar

    Energy consumption evaluation of a passive house through numerical simulations and monitoring data
    C. Tanasa, V. Stoian, D. Stoian & D. Dan

    A review of retrofit strategies for Large Panel System buildings
    E. Romano, O. Iuorio, N. Nikitas & P. Negro

    Investigation, assessment and suggestion to the existing traditional house of low-income family in Cambodia based on the principles of passive house design
    A. Vann & G.Q. He

    Interchange of economic data throughout the life cycle of building facilities in public procurement environments
    F. Salvado, N. Almeida & Á. Vale e Azevedo

    Smart grid integration towards sustainable retrofitting of large prefabricated concrete panels collective housing built in the 1970s
    D.M. Muntean &V. Ungureanu

    GS9:Assessment of existing structures

    Condition assessment based on results of qualitative risk analyses
    A. Panenka & F. Nyobeu

    Development and operation of non-destructive inspection device for stay cables
    H. Sakai

    Point-based POMDP risk based inspection of offshore wind substructures
    P.G. Morato, Q.A. Mai, P. Rigo & J.S. Nielsen

    Acoustic emission based fracture analysis in masonry under cyclic loading
    N. Shetty, E. Verstrynge, M.Wevers, G. Livitsanos, D. Aggelis & D. Van Hemelrijck

    A comparative study on load response of long-span bridges derived by the macro and micro scale methods
    Z.R. Jin, X. Ruan &Y. Li

    Reschedule or not? Use of benefit-cost indicator for railway track inspection
    M.H. Osman & S. Kaewunruen

    Instrumentation, truck, track and bridge on operation railway
    R. Montoya, L. Fernando Martha, J. Fernando Rodriguez, A. Merheb, A. Sisdelli & F. Masini

    Adaptive direct policy search for inspection and maintenance planning in structural systems
    E. Bismut & D. Straub


    Robby Caspeele obtained his Ph. D. degree in Civil Engineering from Ghent University in 2010. He was appointed professor in the field of Structural Reliability at Ghent University, Department of Structural Engineering. His main areas of expertise relate to full-probabilistic and semi-probabilistic structural reliability analysis and risk management of structures, structural robustness, analysis of concrete and steel structures, assessment of existing structures, production and conformity control, numerical simulation techniques and large-scale testing. He is Laureate of the Award Gustave Magnel edition 2010-2014. He is a member of several national and international standardization committees and working groups related to structural engineering, among which related to fib, CEN and JCSS.

    Luc Taerwe is a Senior Full professor in Structural Concrete at Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium). Since 1977 he has conducted research and teaching in the areas of reinforced and prestressed concrete, fire resistance, robustness of structures, tunnel linings, composite reinforcement (FRP), structural reliability, statistical quality control, high performance and fibre reinforced concrete etc. He is Pro Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, former Director of the Magnel Lab for Concrete Research and former Head of the Department of Structural Engineering of Ghent University. Moreover, he is a member of the Royal Belgian Academy of Technical Sciences, a National RPGE Chair Professor at Tongji University (Shanghai) and President of ie-net Society of Engineers. Since 2006 he serves as Editor-in-chief of the fib journal "Structural Concrete". He received awards from RILEM, IABSE, fib, ACI and IIFC.

    Dan Frangopol is the inaugural holder of the Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture at Lehigh University. Before joining Lehigh University in 2006, he was Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he is now Professor Emeritus. He is recognized as a leader in the field of life-cycle engineering of civil and marine structures. He is the Founding President of the International Associations for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS) and Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE). He is the Founding Editor of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards from ASCE, IABSE, IASSAR, and other professional organizations. He holds 4 honorary doctorates and 12 honorary professorships from major universities. He is a foreign member of the Academia Europaea and the Royal Belgian Academy for Science and the Arts, an Honorary Member of the Romanian Academy, and a Distinguished Member of ASCE.