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Environmental effects of using different construction codes applied to reinforced concrete beam designs based on Model Code 2010 and Spanish Standard EHE-08

Author
Almirall, C.; Petit-Boix, A.; Sanjuan-Delmás, D.; de la Fuente, A.; Pujadas, P.; Josa, A.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Engineering structures
Date of publication
2019-01
Volume
179
First page
438
Last page
447
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.11.013 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/124719 Open in new window
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141029618317668 Open in new window
Abstract
Assuming specific behavior models, the variety of design codes currently used for the design of concrete beams inevitably results in different solutions, ensuring service during the expected lifetime with a maximum functional quality and safety. However, from a sustainable design perspective, such differences may have remarkable environmental impacts. This paper analyses if the approach of the newest design code, i.e., the Model Code, leads to a reduction in resource consumption and greenhouse g...
Citation
Almirall, C., Petit-Boix, A., Sanjuan-Delmás, D., de la Fuente, A., Pujadas, P., Josa, A. Environmental effects of using different construction codes applied to reinforced concrete beam designs based on Model Code 2010 and Spanish Standard EHE-08. "Engineering structures", Gener 2019, vol. 179, p. 438-447.
Keywords
Civil engineering, Environmental impact, Greenhouse gas, Life cycle assessment, Resource consumption, Structural design
Group of research
EC - Construction Engineering
MECMAT - Mechanics of Materials

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