Steel versus Steel-Reinforced Concrete Bridges: Environmental Assessment

  title={Steel versus Steel-Reinforced Concrete Bridges: Environmental Assessment},
  author={Arpad Horvath and Chris T. Hendrickson},
  journal={Journal of Infrastructure Systems},
Bridge material selection has traditionally been based on engineering and economic criteria. With the increasing interest of the public, industry, and government in sustainable development, environmental assessment in construction is becoming more important. However, we need metrics and data on design alternatives for effective decision making. In this paper, we present results of a life cycle inventory analysis of steel and steel-reinforced concrete bridge girders, based on publicly available… 

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