51st ESReDA Seminar held in Clermont-Ferrand, France
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The 51st ESReDA Seminar on Maintenance and Life Cycle Assessment of Structures and Industrial Systems was held on the 20th-21st October, 2016. It was the last seminar of ESReDA project group ROLCCOST “Reliability-based Life Cycle Cost Optimization of Structures and Infrastructures”. It was held in the Pascal Institute, Polytech Clermont-Ferrand, Blaise Pascal University (Clermont-Ferrand, France). There were 21 presentations of high scientific level and fruitful discussions among the experts in the field, along with technical visits in the Technical facilities at Sigma-Clermont and Civil Engineering experimental facilities at Polytech Clermont-Ferrand. The seminar has been attended by 35 experts and scientists coming from 7 European countries and 1 country out of Europe.

Two keynote lectures has been highly appreciated:

  • Risk management, safety and dependability: looking back from 1990 to 2015, which future? By André Lannoy (IMdR, France);
  • Maintenance of Renewable Energy Systems: key issues, practices, recent works and remaining challenges, by Franck Schoefs (University of Nantes, France).

The discussions were held along the seminar underlined the importance of life cycle management of structures and infrastructures, by improving the predictive degradation models, the inspection and monitoring techniques and procedures, and the decision making considering uncertainties, as well as budget and reliability constraints.


Full programme of the 51st ESReDA Seminar:
51st ESReDA Seminar Programme – Download PDF


The Seminar proceedings will be provided in the section “Seminar proceedings” to download for ESReDA Members soon.
Also few glimpses of the seminar were captured and now being displayed in the Gallery section of the website.