Serviceability and safety: Core aspects of sustainable structures

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Abstract

Serviceability, safety, and resilience are core components of a sustainable structure. This paper will discuss the key issues related to economic, social, and environmental factors. Structural efficiency plays an important role in reducing material usage while maintaining the necessary serviceability (including durability) of a structure. Resilience against both manmade events (such as terrorist attacks) and forces of nature (such as tsunamis, hurricanes, tornados, and flooding) has come to the forefront in recent years since longevity of a structure is central to sustainability. Wrapped into each of these decisions related to serviceability and safety/resilience are the potential environmental concerns related to choice of materials. Each of these topics is discussed within the context of concrete structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAndy Scanlon Symposium on Serviceability and Safety of Concrete Structures
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Research to Practice 2011 - At the ACI Fall 2011 Convention
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
Edition284 SP
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
EventAndy Scanlon Symposium on Serviceability and Safety of Concrete Structures: From Research to Practice at the ACI Fall 2011 Convention - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2011Oct 20 2011

Publication series

NameAmerican Concrete Institute, ACI Special Publication
Number284 SP
ISSN (Print)0193-2527

Other

OtherAndy Scanlon Symposium on Serviceability and Safety of Concrete Structures: From Research to Practice at the ACI Fall 2011 Convention
CountryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH
Period10/16/1110/20/11

Keywords

  • Environment
  • Green
  • Resilience
  • Safety
  • Sustainability

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