This book presents the latest research findings in the field of maintenance and safety of aging infrastructure. The invited contributions provide an overview of the use of advanced computational and/or experimental techniques in damage and vulnerability assessment as well as maintenance and retrofitting of aging structures and infrastructures such as buildings, bridges, lifelines and ships.

       Cost-efficient maintenance and management of civil infrastructure requires balanced consideration of both structural performance and the total cost accrued over the entire life-cycle considering uncertainties.

       The article by Lavrenz, Murillo-Hoyos, and Labi presents a number of mathematical constructs by which agencies can assess the effectiveness of investments that address the condition of aging infrastructure.

Authors: Lavrenz, S., Murillo-Hoyos, J., Labi, S. (2013)

Title: Constructs for Quantifying the Long-Term Effectiveness of Infrastructure Interventions 

in: Maintenance and Safety of Aging Infrastructure

Editors: Frangopol, D., Tsompanakis, Y., Publisher: Tylor & Francis

 

This text deals with methods for evaluating the effectiveness of a new transport system and couples deep intellectual content with a remarkable range of applicability. The book captures various perspectives, offers a comprehensive text on the subject, and provides an integrated view of theory and application. This volume could be used as an advanced text for graduate students or as a reference for researchers and practitioners.

        The chapter by Sinha, Labi, and Ong discusses transportation decision-making in a changing world, and highlights the current challenges and future prospects.

 

Authors: Sinha, K.C., Labi, S., Ong, G.P. (2010)

Title: Transportation Decision-Making in a Changing World: Current Challenges and Future Prospects 

in: Feasibility Decisions in Transportation Engineering and Economics

Editors: Cappelli, A., Nocera, S., Publisher: McGraw-Hill

 

McGraw-Hill's world-renowned annual publication continues its tradition of making information on the latest advances in science and technology accessible to the non-scientist through concise, well-illustrated articles.

 

        Sinha and Labi’s chapter on highway engineering addresses the planning, design, operations, and maintenance of highway infrastructure.

Authors: Sinha, K.C., Labi, S. (2007)

Title: Highway Engineering 

in: Yearbook of Science & Technology

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

 

First published in 1995, the award-winning Civil Engineering Handbook has become the field's definitive reference. To retain its standing as a complete, authoritative resource, the editors have incorporated into this edition the many changes in techniques, tools, and materials that over the last seven years have found their way into civil engineering research and practice.

       The Civil Engineering Handbook Second Edition focuses on computing and thus reflects the rapid advances in computer technology that has revolutionized many aspects of civil engineering.

        Sinha and Labi’s chapter on asset management introduces readers to the concept of integrated management, namely, maintaining and monitoring the bridge, pavement, and other asset types on a highway system.

 

 

Authors: Labi, S., Li, Z., Sinha, K.C. (2002)

Title: Highway Infrastructure Management

in: Civil Engineering Handbook (2nd Edition)

Editors: Lieu, J.Y.R., Chen, W.F., Publisher: CRC Press

 

McGraw-Hill's world-renowned annual publication continues its tradition of making information on the latest advances in science and technology accessible to the non-scientist through concise, well-illustrated articles.

 

        Sinha and Labi’s chapter on highway engineering addresses the planning, design, operations, and maintenance of highway infrastructure.

Authors: Labi, S., Sinha, K.C. (2001)

Title: Highway Engineering

in: Yearbook of Science & Technology

Publisher: McGrawhill

 

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