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Whole-life costing in construction: A state of the art review
This report is a state of the art review of whole life costing in the construction industry. It is the first of a series reporting on-going research undertaken within the research project ‘Developing
Modelling System Failures to Optimise Wind Turbine Maintenance
Modelling System Failures (MSF) is a unique quantitative maintenance optimisation technique which permits the evaluation of life-data samples and enables the design and simulation of the system's
The Selection of a Suitable Maintenance Strategy for Wind Turbines
Common maintenance strategies applied to wind turbines include ‘Time-Based’ which involves carrying out maintenance tasks at predetermined regular-intervals and ‘Failure-Based’ which entails using a
The impact of effective risk management on project success.
Project success is the satisfaction of stakeholder needs and is measured by the so-called success criteria as identified at the start of the project. The conventional view of project success based on
An integrated environment for life cycle costing in construction
SUMMARY Life Cycle Costing (LCC) has become increasingly important in construction over the last few years. However, despite its importance, it has found limited application so far. Two of the main
Wind Turbine Maintenance Optimisation: Principles of Quantitative Maintenance Optimisation
Maintenance optimisation is a crucial issue for industries that utilise physical assets due to its impact on costs, risks and performance. Current quantitative maintenance optimisation techniques
Optimisation of Wind Turbine Inspection Intervals
The choice of correct inspection intervals poses a serious challenge to industries that utilise physical assets. Too short an interval increases operational cost and waste production time while too
A fuzzy model and algorithm to handle subjectivity in life cycle costing based decision-making.
A life cycle costing algorithm that can effectively deal with judgmental assessments of input parameters and handles a number of alternatives with imprecise input data and ranks them automatically is proposed.
An Investigation into the Risk of Construction Projects Delays in the UAE
The paper argues that the key determinant in ensuring project control is on-time project delivery, and can provide moderate support for a suggested hypothesis, through a framework of project success factors.