MANAGEMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING INFRASTRUCTURE’S LIFETIME
How do we define a civil engineering infrastructure’s lifetime or durability ?
The lifetime of a civil engineering structure is the period during which it safely fulfils the functions for which it was built, taking into account operating conditions and economic requirements. The prediction (or evaluation) of lifetime, whether when designing new structures or maintaining existing ones, depends on economic and regulatory issues related to both operation and maintenance or renewal.
The criteria governing the lifetime of a civil engineering structure is a complex problem not usually dealt with by the owners. More
How do we implement a strategic and operational scheme for managing a civil engineering infrastructure’s lifetime ?
The definition of an actions plan for ensuring or even for extending a structure’s lifetime requires the definition of a short / medium / long term management strategy for the structure. This strategy depends on the technical information about the current and future functional integrity of the structures, and also on the client’s own strategic objectives. More
OXAND proposes assistance to building owners faced with lifetime and durability management of civil engineering portfolio for all phases of a structure’s life cycle, from sustainable design to lifetime extension issues.
What are the definite applications ?