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Service life planning in international standards and the Duracrete example



Title: Service life planning in international standards and the Duracrete example
Author(s): H. Davies
Paper category : conference
Book title: International Symposium on Intergrated Life-Cycle Design of Materials and Structures
Editor(s): A. Sarja
Print-ISBN: 951-758-408-3
e-ISBN: 235158029X
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2000
Pages: 6 - 12
Total Pages: 7
Nb references: 1
Language: English


Abstract: There is pressure on the construction sector to deliver buildings with ever increasing standards of performance, constantly diminishing environmental impacts and steadily reducing costs of construction and operation. A combination of social, technological, economic, environmental and political pressures are al1 combining to drive the construction industry to rethink ifs approach. These pressures will force building owners, designers, assemblers and operators to build with more of an eye to the future, and not just to the present, or even the past.
This paper sets the scene for the growing interest in Service Life Planning, explains the ideas behind the concept, describes the ne w International Standard which addresses it, and fïnishes with an example of a service life planning approach to a major engineering project.


Online publication: 2000-04-30
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/235158029X.003