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Overview of Decision Support Tools for Sustainable Infrastructure Management

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dc.contributor.author Vanier, D.J.
dc.contributor.author Froese, Thomas M.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-07T18:54:24Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-07T18:54:24Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Vanier, D.J. & Froese, T.M. (2013). Overview of Decision Support Tools for Sustainable Infrastructure Management. Paper presented at CSCE 4th Construction Specialty Conference, Montréal, QC. https://csce.ca/en/publications/montreal- 2013/ en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://csce.ca/en/publications/montreal-2013/
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/11226
dc.description.abstract There has been considerable and well-documented concern about the current state of Canada’s infrastructure. The causes of these challenges are common to many government and utility owners: aging and deteriorating infrastructure; inadequate funding; competing organizational objectives; questionable maintenance, repair, rehabilitation and replacement practices in the past; demographic and population shifts, and new understandings about sustainability objectives. These challenges necessitate that the infrastructure industry excel at developing and managing their infrastructure systems to their maximum potential. To support and improve this capability, The University of British Columbia is developing a research program to advance the state of decision support tools for sustainable infrastructure management. This paper describes this proposal and summarizes the state of practice in Canada regarding decision making in sustainable infrastructure management. It then outlines a course of action to address the current needs. The proposal addresses three important areas in the field of sustainable infrastructure management. First, it builds on work to develop comprehensive techniques to assess the sustainability of infrastructure systems. Second, it attempts to advance multi-objective optimization techniques and tools for predicting the long-term performance of infrastructure systems and optimal strategies under a variety of maintenance regime alternatives. Third, it develops data interoperability solutions to create an infrastructure data integrator as a computing platform for this work. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher CSCE 4th Construction Specialty Conference en_US
dc.subject Sustainable Infrastructure Management en_US
dc.subject Decision Support en_US
dc.subject Assessment en_US
dc.subject Interoperability en_US
dc.title Overview of Decision Support Tools for Sustainable Infrastructure Management en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US


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