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An engineering philosophy for the next wave of infrastructure renewal

Pudney, Steven, Ma, Lin, & Mathew, Joseph (2009) An engineering philosophy for the next wave of infrastructure renewal. International Association of Engineers. (Submitted (not yet accepted for publication))

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Abstract

This paper examines engineering philosophy in relation to the renewal of aging or outdated infrastructure. The results of this study indicate engineering solutions for infrastructure renewal that: · are standardised, · remain relevant for the longest period, · have the lowest operational risk profile when implemented, have the highest inherent value and hence provide the best return on investment. We conclude that engineering for infrastructure renewal that is guided by the principles of standardisation, obsolescence reduction and operational risk mitigation has the highest inherent value. We have also found evidence of synergy between these principles.

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ID Code: 19460
Item Type: Other
Keywords: Engineering obsolescence, Engineering standardisation, Infrastructure renewal, Operational risk assessment
ISBN: 978-988-17012-5-1
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management (090505)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > CRC Integrated Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM)
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Steven Pudney, Lin Ma & Joseph Mathew
Deposited On: 07 Apr 2009 07:43
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 23:34

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