Whole-life-costing and life cycle assessments

Chair: Matthias PAHN (DE)
Co-Chair: Jose SENA CRUZ (PT)

The introduction of innovative products or technologies in civil engineering applications has always been slower than in other engineering fields (e.g. aerospace or bioengineering). This is often related to a lack of education and training of professional engineers as well as the fact that relevant stakeholders often struggle to see past the higher initial costs and fail to appreciate the long term benefit of such new technologies. This Action will address these issues and work will focus on:
  • Whole-life cost assessment of new FRP reinforced concrete structures
  • Whole-life cost assessment of rehabilitated structures
  • Recycling and reuse of composite materials
  • Innovative structural solutions using existing and future materials

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