Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Health Monitoring and Informatics by Hyun Moo Koh

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Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Health Monitoring and Informatics by Hyun Moo Koh and Dan M. Frangopol pdf download

Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Health Monitoring and Informatics by Hyun Moo Koh and Dan M. Frangopol pdf download. The number of deteriorating bridges is increasing worldwide. Costs of maintenance, repair and rehabilitation of these bridges far exceed available budgets. Maintaining the safety of existing bridges by making better use of available resources is a major concern for bridge management. Internationally, the bridge engineering profession has taken positive steps to develop more comprehensive bridge management.

Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Health Monitoring and Informatics by Hyun Moo Koh and Dan M. Frangopol pdf download

It was therefore considered appropriate to bring together all of the very best work that has been done in the field of bridge maintenance, safety, management, lifecycle performance, health monitoring, informatics and cost at the Fourth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS’08), held in Seoul, Korea from July 13 to 17, 2008. The First (IABMAS’02), Second (IABMAS’04) and Third (IABMAS’06) International Conferences on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management were held in Barcelona, Spain, July 14–17, 2002, Kyoto, Japan, October 18–22, 2004, and Porto, Portugal, July 16–19, 2006, respectively.

Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Health Monitoring and Informatics by Hyun Moo Koh and Dan M. Frangopol pdf download

The International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS), which serves as the organizing association of IABMAS’08, encompasses all aspects of bridge maintenance, safety and management. Specifically, it deals with : health monitoring and inspection of bridges; bridge repair and rehabilitation issues; bridge management systems; needs of bridge owners, financial planning, whole life costing and investment for the future; bridge related safety and risk issues and economic and other implications. The objective of IABMAS is to promote international cooperation in the fields of bridge maintenance, safety, management, life-cycle performance and cost for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of society.

Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Health Monitoring and Informatics by Hyun Moo Koh and Dan M. Frangopol pdf download

The interest of the international bridge community in all these fields has been confirmed by the high response to the call for papers. In fact, more than 660 abstracts were received at the Conference Secretariat. About 70% of them were selected for final publication as full-papers and presentation at the Conference within four plenary sessions and 72 technical sessions. Compared to IABMAS’06 the total of number of papers scheduled for presentation has increased from 421 to 465.

Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Health Monitoring and Informatics by Hyun Moo Koh and Dan M. Frangopol pdf download

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