The integration of data from long-term monitoring into the design process is necessary to provide a basis for future decisions and to maintain a facility in a functional state consistent with its intended purpose. There must be a planned approach to decision making over time that draws on long-term field meaasurements for input, with planned analysis of the measurements and appropriate contingent actions. A montiored decision process provides a means to acquire knowledge, be innovative, and mitigate adverse relationships between parties involved in the ownership, construction, and operation of a facility. Case histories are described that illustrate the benefits that can be attained from application of the method. The paper presents a framework for monitored decisions, and shows how such decisions can be most beneficial for infrastructure nearing the end of its design life. Concerns with monitored decisions are also discussed.

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 4-34
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  • Accession Number: 00491120
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1990 12:00AM