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IJET 2013 Vol.5(4): 428-433 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2014.V5.590

Built Environment Infrastructure Design: Some Lessons from the Past

S. W. Garrity
Abstract—Some valuable lessons for the designer have been drawn from the author’s experiences as a professionally qualified civil and structural engineer. Ten main lessons have been identified from a brief review of vernacular construction; other industries; feedback from asset managers; site experience; strength assessment, repair and strengthening; multi-disciplinary design challenges; feedback from construction and maintenance specialists and the author’s interaction with various client organizations. The challenge faced by construction professionals engaged in infrastructure design is to ensure that these lessons are not forgotten and that appropriate action is taken to improve the service provided to their clients and to Society, in general.

Index Terms—Some valuable lessons for the designer have been drawn from the author’s experiences as a professionally qualified civil and structural engineer. Ten main lessons have been identified from a brief review of vernacular construction; other industries; feedback from asset managers; site experience; strength assessment, repair and strengthening; multi-disciplinary design challenges; feedback from construction and maintenance specialists and the author’s interaction with various client organizations. The challenge faced by construction professionals engaged in infrastructure design is to ensure that these lessons are not forgotten and that appropriate action is taken to improve the service provided to their clients and to Society, in general.

S. W. Garrity is with the Institute of Resilient Infrastructure at the School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK (e-mail: s.w.garrity@leeds.ac.uk).

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Cite:S. W. Garrity, "Built Environment Infrastructure Design: Some Lessons from the Past," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 536-540, 2013.

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