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Cattell, D W, Bowen, P A and Kaka, A P (2010) The risks of unbalanced bidding. Construction Management and Economics, 28(04), 333–44.

Crosthwaite, D (2000) The international performance of British construction companies 1990-1996. Building Research & Information, 28(04), 280–90.

Cui, Q, Hastak, M and Halpin, D (2010) Systems analysis of project cash flow management strategies. Construction Management and Economics, 28(04), 361–76.

Dainty, A R J, Bagilhole, B M and Neale, R H (2000) Computer aided analysis of qualitative data in construction management research. Building Research & Information, 28(04), 226–33.

Dulaimi, M F, Alhashemi, M, Ling, F Y Y and Kumaraswamy, M (2010) The execution of public-private partnership projects in the UAE. Construction Management and Economics, 28(04), 393–402.

Gage, S A and Graham, J M R (2000) Static split duct roof ventilators. Building Research & Information, 28(04), 234–44.

Galbraith, G H, Guo, J S and McLean, R C (2000) The effect of temperature on the moisture permeability of building materials. Building Research & Information, 28(04), 245–59.

Hallowell, M (2010) Safety risk perception in construction companies in the Pacific Northwest of the USA. Construction Management and Economics, 28(04), 403–13.

Lai, I K W and Lam, F K S (2010) Perception of various performance criteria by stakeholders in the construction sector in Hong Kong. Construction Management and Economics, 28(04), 377–91.

Lai, J H K (2010) Operation and maintenance budgeting for commercial buildings in Hong Kong. Construction Management and Economics, 28(04), 415–27.

Li, C Q (2000) A method for reliability-based economic design of building structures. Building Research & Information, 28(04), 260–7.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: economic design; structures; reliability index; optimization; costs and benefits; codes; Australia
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/link.asp?id=7fm0h2fg9dp7qa6h
  • Abstract:
    In limit states design codes for building structures, the load and resistance factors are derived based on a 'target' reliability index, which is determined based on a code calibration process. It is not clear whether the target reliability index selected through the code calibration is optimal with respect to the cost, because through calibration the structural safety is achieved quantitatively while the economic aspects are only considered qualitatively. The intention of the present paper is to formulate a basic approach to reliability-based economic design, based on structural reliability theory. The focus of the paper is to derive an analytical solution to optimized reliability index. A parametric study is conducted for sensitivity analysis of the optimal reliability index to different variables. Finally, the application of the solution to design codes, i.e. determining load and resistance factors in design formulae, is outlined.

Nicholas, J, Holt, G D and Harris, P T (2000) Suppliers' debt collection and contractor creditworthiness evaluation. Building Research & Information, 28(04), 268–79.

Raisbeck, P, Duffield, C and Xu, M (2010) Comparative performance of PPPs and traditional procurement in Australia. Construction Management and Economics, 28(04), 345–59.