Surrey County Council, UK, and the University of Surrey launched a research project to develop a framework for assessing the environmental impact of bridge management activities. The framework uses life cycle assessment to evaluate environmental performance. The framework consists of three main components: classification of bridge design, codification of structure service-life strategy, and environmental life cycle assessment. The framework also provides the capacity to consider a range of service life activities (preventative maintenance, remedial work, strengthening work, accident repair, and structural alteration). Information on service life strategy was developed from a case study review of Surrey bridges. A series of test case studies were completed on brick, reinforced concrete and steel structures. A partnership with the Building Research Establishment is being forged to improve data, usability and flexibility of the system using Envest II software.

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    Hemming Group, Limited

    32 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London,   United Kingdom  SW1V 2SS
  • Authors:
    • STEELE, K
  • Publication Date: 2003-5-15


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 18-20
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 190
    • Issue Number: 5729
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00963941
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 3 2003 12:00AM