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TUD COST Action TU1406
Quality specifications for roadway bridges, standardization at a European level (BridgeSpec)

During the implementation of asset management strategies, maintenance actions are required in order to keep assets at a desired performance level. In case of roadway bridges, specific performance indicators are established for their components. These indicators can be qualitative or quantitative based, and they can be obtained during principal inspections, through a visual examination, a non-destructive test or a temporary or permanent monitoring system. Then, obtained indicators are compared with performance goals, in order to evaluate if the quality control plan is accomplished. It is verified that there is a large disparity in Europe regarding the way these indicators are quantified and how such goals are specified. Therefore, this Action aims to bring together, for the first time, both research and practicing community in order to accelerate the establishment of a European guideline in this subject. It will be also analysed new indicators related to sustainable and economic performance of roadway bridges.

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General Information*

Chair of the Action:

Prof Jose C MATOS (PT)

Vice Chair of the Action:

Prof Joan R. CASAS (ES)

Science officer of the Action:

Dr Mickael PERO

Administrative officer of the Action:



Action Fact Sheet

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Memorandum of Understanding

Download MoU as PDF


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Last updated: 19 November 2014 top of page