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Conference Topics

  1. Life-Cycle Assessment and Design
    • Life-cycle reliability and risk assessments
    • Design for durability
    • Design for sustainability
    • Long-term performance analysis
    • Performance based engineering
    • Uncertainty modeling and analysis
    • Risk-based decision under uncertainty
    • Life-cycle optimization
  2. Life-Cycle Costs
    • Economics of life-cycle engineering
    • Life-cycle cost models
    • Whole life costing
    • Life-cycle cost optimization
    • Economic risk and decision basis
    • MS 2-3: LCC Considerations for Railway Permanent Way
  3. Life-Cycle Maintenance and Rehabilitation
    • Health monitoring
    • Maintenance strategies
    • Inspection and evaluation
    • Rehabilitation techniques
    • Repair and strengthening methods
    • Damage identification
    • Field testing
  4. Life-Cycle Damage Processes
    • Aging of structures
    • Deterioration models
    • Corrosion
    • Fatigue and cumulative damage
    • Fire and high temperatures
    • Severe environmental effects
    • MS 4-5: Optimized Approaches to the Protection of Cultural Heritage from Earthquake-Induced Risk (NIKER project)
  5. Life-Cycle Performance of Special Structures
    • High-rise buildings
    • Bridges and viaducts
    • Off-shore and marine structures
    • Dams and hydraulic structures
    • Precast systems
    • Roof systems and hangars
    • Highway and runway pavements
    • Tunnels and underground structures
  6. Life Cycle and Integrated Planning of Buildings
    • Facades
    • Life Cycle Design and Risk Management
    • Economic Aspects of Risk Management
    • Training and Education