Training the next generation

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Title: Training the next generation
Authors: González, Arturo
Perrotta, Federico
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Date: Feb-2018
Online since: 2018-11-06T10:25:33Z
Abstract: European infrastructure is extensive and well developed, but much of it is also ageing. Replacing this ageing network is costly, disruptive and time consuming, so it is vital that what is already in place is utilised to its full potential. This scenario is made even more perilous by the reduced spending in maintenance caused by the economic downturn of recent years. As such, a management strategy that guarantees maintenance and structural safety with the best use of the resources available is required. This goal is at the heart of the TRUSS Innovative Training Network (ITN). TRUSS addresses a lack of expertise on the management and modernisation of an ageing infrastructure stock that is critical for society to function and prosper. The cost of making repairs once an infrastructure starts to fail is prohibitive, yet there is no easy way to measure how infrastructure deteriorates over time and to assess structural safety. 
Funding Details: European Commission Horizon 2020
Type of material: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine
Publisher: Science Impact
Journal: Impact Magazine
Start page: 64
End page: 66
Copyright (published version): 2018 the Authors
Keywords: TRUSS ITNEarly stage researcherInfrastructureStructural health monitoringStructural safety
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
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