Towards a life cycle framework for bridge management systems in the UK : insights from a critical review of international approaches and models

Balogun, TB 2014, Towards a life cycle framework for bridge management systems in the UK : insights from a critical review of international approaches and models , in: 30th Annual ARCOM Conference, 1st-3rd September 2014, Portsmouth, UK.

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Abstract

Effective Bridge Management Systems (BMS) are of paramount importance to bridge owners and bridge managers. BMS in the UK encompass an inventory of existing bridge stock, schedule of inspections, condition rating of structures, budget planning, deterioration modelling, bid for maintenance funds, and maintenance repair and rehabilitation, but fail to consider sustainability and long-term options. A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach is currently being proposed to address this problem, which can be incorporated into a BMS. In order to achieve this, a critical analysis was performed on international literatures in the area of BMS study. This presents insights of previous approaches and models towards improving existing BMS functionalities, while responding to generic requirements. Findings revealed that the incremental improvement of BMS does not consider sustainability options to enable sustainable decisions to be made regarding bridge management activities. Therefore, systems should start considering sustainability optimization criteria which can be delivered through a life cycle approach

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Journal or Publication Title: Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference
Publisher: Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)
ISBN: 9780955239083
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Depositing User: Dr TB Balogun
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2021 09:34
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2021 09:45
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/62304

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