Sustainable Bridge Infrastructure Procurement: Considering Life-Cycle Cost, Life-Cycle Assessment and Aesthetics

Mohammed Safi, Guangli Du, Peter Simonsson, Raid Karoumi

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Abstract

The lack of a flexible but systematic approach for integrating lifecycle aspects into bridge investment decisions is a major obstacle hindering the procurement of sustainable bridge infrastructures. This paper addresses this obstacle by introducing a holistic approach that agencies could use to procure the most “sustainable” (lifecycle-efficient) bridge through a fair design-build (D-B) tendering process, considering all the main aspects: life-cycle cost (LCC), service life-span, aesthetic demands and environmental impacts (LCA).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChallenges in Design and Construction of an Innovative and Sustainable Built Environment : 19th IABSE Congress Stockholm
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationZurich
PublisherInternational Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering
Publication date2016
Pages703-710
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-85748-144-4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event19th Congress of IABSE : Challenges in Design and Construction - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 21 Sep 201623 Sep 2016
http://www.iabse.org/IABSE/Events/Stockholm_2016/IABSE/events/Conferences_files/Stockholm_2016/Stockholm2016.aspx?hkey=9d561ba9-a7d8-4a20-87fc-14f592b1ad89

Conference

Conference19th Congress of IABSE
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period21/09/201623/09/2016
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Keywords

  • LCC
  • LCA
  • Procurement
  • Bridge Infrastructure
  • Sustainable construction

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