Life cycle assessment in construction field: A life cycle cost analysis of reinforcement concrete bridge

Evdokimova, Tatiana (2014) Life cycle assessment in construction field: A life cycle cost analysis of reinforcement concrete bridge. [Laurea magistrale], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Civil engineering [LM-DM270], Documento ad accesso riservato.
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The present work is included in the context of the assessment of sustainability in the construction field and is aimed at estimating and analyzing life cycle cost of the existing reinforced concrete bridge “Viadotto delle Capre” during its entire life. This was accomplished by a comprehensive data collection and results evaluation. In detail, the economic analysis of the project is performed. The work has investigated possible design alternatives for maintenance/rehabilitation and end-of-life operations, when structural, functional, economic and also environmental requirements have to be fulfilled. In detail, the economic impact of different design options for the given reinforced concrete bridge have been assessed, whereupon the most economically, structurally and environmentally efficient scenario was chosen. The Integrated Life-Cycle Analysis procedure and Environmental Impact Assessment were also discussed in this work. The scope of this thesis is to illustrate that Life Cycle Cost analysis as part of Life Cycle Assessment approach could be effectively used to drive the design and management strategy of new and existing structures. The final objective of this contribution is to show how an economic analysis can influence decision-making in the definition of the most sustainable design alternatives. The designers can monitor the economic impact of different design strategies in order to identify the most appropriate option.

Tipologia del documento
Tesi di laurea (Laurea magistrale)
Autore della tesi
Evdokimova, Tatiana
Relatore della tesi
Corso di studio
Ordinamento Cds
Parole chiave
Life cycle assessment in construction field
Data di discussione della Tesi
17 Luglio 2014

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