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A Sustainable Structural Design method to
analyze structural and environmental
performances of a building
Abstract:
Current environmental assessment methods evaluate buildings over their life-cycle at a later design
stage to provide an indication of their environmental performance. At that stage the environmental
information cannot be effectively used in the general design process, whereas the sole aspect of the
environmental performance cannot provide comparable building solutions. The Sustainable Structural
Design (SSD) method, here introduced, considers environmental and structural parameters with a life-
cycle approach. The integration of environmental data in the structural performance is the focus of
this method, structural performances are considered as a probabilistic variable, through the
introduction of a simplified Performance-Based Assessment method. The SSD method is implemented
in a case study of a commercial building both for cast-in-situ and precast structure solutions.
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Authors:
TSIMPLOKOUKOU Kassiani
NEGRO Paolo
Publication Year:
2015
Science Areas:
Health and consumer protection [1]
Innovation and growth [2]
Safety and security [3]

Keywords:
building [4]
carbon [5]
earthquake [6]
hazard [7]
risk assessment [8]
safety [9]
sustainability [10]

Publisher:
International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE)
Citation:

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