New ASCE Publication Provides an Outline for Incorporating Life-Cycle Concepts into Structures and Infrastructure Systems
Reston, Va. – Structural engineering is facing a profound change toward a life-cycle oriented design philosophy in order to address the continuously increasing societal, political, economic, and environmental demand for sustainable structural and infrastructural facilities that minimize risks arising from aging, deterioration, and natural and human-made hazards.
ASCE’s new book, Life-Cycle Design, Assessment, and Maintenance of Structures and Infrastructure Systems is a state-of-the-art comprehensive report outlining the current status and research needs in life-cycle of civil structure and infrastructure systems. This book examines:
- The environmental impact on concrete and steel structures;
- Strategies for assessing these deteriorating systems;
- Life-cycle management concepts; and
- Maintenance policies for these structures and infrastructure networks.
This book serves as a valuable resource to engineers, managers, and government agencies concerned with life-cycle design and maintenance of civil structures and infrastructure systems.
To purchase online visit the ASCE Bookstore
Limited review copies are available for book reviews. Please contact Kevin Higgins, [email protected]; phone 703-295-6266.
Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America’s oldest national engineering society. ASCE works to raise awareness of the need to maintain and modernize the nation’s infrastructure using sustainable and resilient practices, advocates for increasing and optimizing investment in infrastructure, and seeks to “Raise the Bar” on engineering knowledge and competency.