structure`s lifecycle Articles

  • Managing Low-level Radioisotopes as Part of a Company´s Total Lifecycle of Chemicals and Radioactive Materials

    Chiron Corporation is one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies with businesses in biopharmaceuticals, vaccines and blood testing. In addition to manufacturing facilities, Chiron has an extensive research and development organization, which works with chemicals and radioactive materials. Under Federal, State and Local regulations, as well as corporate operating ...


    By Chemical Safety Software

  • Policy Management – The Cost of Non-Compliance Series: The Cost of Penalties for Manual Lifecycle Management

    In our previous post, we discussed the cost of resources related to the manual management of policies and procedures in this SlideShare. In part two of our “Cost of Non-Compliance” series, ...


    By Convergepoint

  • Life–cycle management of concrete structures

    A concrete structure has to maintain its structural performance over required levels. It can be achieved both with sufficient durability design and maintenance work based on the concept of life–cycle management. This paper presents the concepts of life–cycle management for formulating and subsequently modifying the life–cycle scenario regarding structural performance assurance ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Structuring and Governing the Use of Public Private Partnerships in Water

    Water is essential for life. Historically, governments or governing regimes have been responsible for delivering good quality water supply to their residents. However, recently, in many parts of the world there has been shift away from public delivery towards the use of public private partnerships ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Performance and its indexes in the life-cycle design of the concrete structures

    In order to promote the performance-based design methods used in civil engineering field, from the concept and approach of structure performance, the basic requirements of structural performance design are analysed, and the factors which need considering when choosing performance indexes are considered, and based on the existing structure design code, a three-level performance index system on ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Materials flow of platinum group metals in Germany

    Platinum group metals have become indispensable in modern industrial society and the demand for PGMs has greatly increased. An in-depth quantitative analysis of PGM applications, lifecycle structure, deficits and optimisation potential in Germany has been carried out by Umicore Precious Metals Refining and Oko-Institute. Besides detailed insights into one of the more opaque metal markets, the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A collaborative platform for sustainable building design based on model integration over the internet

    Considerable potential exists for reducing life cycle environmental impacts of buildings in Japan. While energy consumption during the operation stage of a building's lifetime is usually dominant, indirect energy use and pollutant emissions associated with production and disposal of building materials during construction and demolition are significant. For sustainable building design, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • LCA and tomato production in Mediterranean greenhouses

    LCA is used to analyse and evaluate the environmental impact associated with the process of greenhouse cultivation of a tomato crop. Tomato production in kg is selected as a functional unit. Three different tomato production processes were compared: soil cultivation and open and closed hydroponic systems. Three different waste management scenarios were also analysed. The most significant negative ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A Knowledge Management approach to Environmental Legislation and Regulation Monitoring: the ELRAMP system

    Knowledge Management (KM) systems facilitate the acquisition, indexing and management of knowledge artefacts with the objective of applying this knowledge towards achieving competitive advantage and organisational efficiencies. Current KM implementations have severe drawbacks primarily due to the ad hoc nature in which many of these systems are developed. This paper describes an open ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • State–of–the–art review of FRP composites for major construction with high performance and longevity

    This paper first identifies the need for high performance and longevity of major engineering structures focusing on the problems in current civil infrastructure. Subsequently, it reviews the state–of–the–art research of FRP in structural retrofitting and strengthening and identifies the challenges facing further development of FRP in civil engineering. In order to address the above background, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Model-driven engineering for vaccine product data compliance

    Data quality is widely considered as a very serious problem for the majority of companies due to the specificities of each business context and the lack of adapted solutions. In this paper, we present the benefits of model-driven engineering (MDE) concepts in ensuring the interconnection of different business contexts specifications by providing a linked structure of models. This enables to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An educational experiment to address infrastructure needs

    Over recent years, it has become clear that engineering of the built environment is more than designing structures and infrastructure that satisfy codified values of resistances and loads. The creation of sustainable communities that enhance current and future standards of living is an outcome of tradeoff analyses that reflect economic, scientific and social decisions. Advances in analytical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Software for Assessing the Environmental Impact of Buildings (´Envest´)

    This paper introduces and explains the concept behind ENVEST, the first UK software tool for estimating the lifecycle environmental impact of buildings. ENVEST is a tool that allows designers to consider the life cycle environmental impact of commercial buildings at the building inception stage. The tool, which has received an enthusiastic response from building designers, provides a holistic ...


    By BRE

  • Parabolic Trough or Solar Tower? A technology decision

    Securing cost reductions and carving out routes to grid parity remains as ever the most pressing issue for the CSP industry. At the crux of this pursuit is understanding the associated costs of the CSP technologies themselves, whether it be Parabolic Trough, Solar Tower, Linear Fresnel or Dish Sterling. Delving even deeper, the ability to identify and successfully implement cost reduction ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Construction and Civil Infrastructures Monitoring Systems

    Civil infrastructures are usually monitored through its whole life cycle. SHM (Structural Health Monitoring) technologies enable the estimation of the structural state and detection of structural change that affects the performance of a structure. Two discriminating factors in SHM are the time-scale of the change (how quickly the state changes) and the severity of the change. These factors ...

  • ISO/DIS 14001 Proposes Increasingly Strategic Approach in Environmental Management

    The latest milestone in the ISO 14001 revision process was reached on 1 July 2014 when ISO/DIS 14001 was issued. The first formal draft describes the potential requirements of the revised version of ISO 14001 but it does give an indication on what might be included in the final version of the standard planned to be published in Q3 2015. The scope of the revision by the ...


    By SGS

  • Benefit-cost analysis of Automotive Lightweighting Material projects

    This paper presents benefit-cost analyses for three R&D projects funded by the Automotive Lightweighting Materials Program of the US Department of Energy: design and product optimisation for cast light metals; durability of lightweight composite structures; and rapid tooling for functional prototyping of metal mould processes. Market penetration rates for new technologies from these projects were ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • ISO 14001:2015 Update: Final Version Issued

    In September 2015, the standard ISO 14001:2015, Environmental Management Systems – Requirements with guidance for use, was published. This is the final stage in the ISO 14001 revision process. This new version replaces ISO 14001:2004. However, there is a three year transition period. New in ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) requirements ...


    By SGS

  • Amassing Wind Information

    Wind is a variable resource, but not an indecipherable one. Second Wind encourages harnessing the full range of wind sensing technologies that are available today. When it comes to wind information, much attention is focused on the choice of wind measurement technology and data collection practices in wind resource assessment and project design. Right now, wind data plays a limited role in the ...


  • Putting the surface microphone through its paces at Airbus

    Thirty-odd years later, the A380 – the widest commercial airliner available today with seating for 525 passengers – will be entering into service. It is another testament to Airbus’ commitment to innovation and intelligent design. Therefore, Airbus came to Brüel & Kjær for the development of a transducer they could invariably use to measure sound pressure in ...

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