There is growing interest in the assessment of products from a life cycle perspective. Product life cycles are often dominated by extensive chemical supply chains that lead up to the materials contained in the products and the overwhelming contribution that the production of these chemicals make to the overall life cycle due to their energy intensity. This book has three specific objectives. The first is to develop a systematic methodology to optimize material selections for a product based on life cycle inventory characteristics. The second is to use this methodology combined with sustainability assessment standards to assess whether these standards are congruent with life cycle assessment. The third is to develop an approach to design product sustainability assessment standards that are clear and consistent with life cycle principles.
The book's aim is to find out dependence between Organisation Life Cycle, Country Socioeconomic Characteristics and Top Management Team Characteristics. In the dissertation Organisation Life Cycle Impact is tested on Top Management Team Characteristics in the biggest corporations in Switzerland, Germany and the Czech Republic. Detailed approach is applied in order to classify the companies in individual Phases of the Organisation Life Cycle. The book is based on wide specific literature on Organisation Life Cycle, Country Socioeconomic Characteristics and Top Management Teams. There are applied methods of regression and correlation analysis for figuring out Organisation Life Cycle and Country Socioeconomic Characteristics Impact on Top Management Team Characteristics.In the Phase of Maturity Top Management Characteristics are close to the theoretical ideal values and the countries with the best socio-economic characteristics are close to the theoretical ideal values as well.
Change is a process that is present during the entire life cycle of any project evolving in correlation with life cycle phases. However, the interdependence between the Change Process and the Life Cycle of the Project is highly affected by several factors such as: the project delivery method, the design process, overall method of management, and more important by the change management process tutelage. As stated by a famous political leader “I think the time has come for us to consider, in the light of our experiences at this day at home, whether the methods which we have applied so far are adequate”.Therefore, I invite you to investigate the contemporary development of the change management process from an integrative life cycle perspective on projects, in order to determine how the management of change can provide sustainability during the entire project life cycle. As professionals, one of our objectives for a sustainable development is to rise the industry awareness towards the benefits of whole life-cycle thinking and integrative management of projects.
During the life cycle of bridges, varied amplitude of stress ranges on structural details are induced by the random traffic and wind loads. The progressive deteriorated road surface conditions might accelerate the fatigue damage accumulations. Micro-cracks in structural details might be initiated. An effective structural modeling scheme and a reasonable fatigue damage accumulation rule are essential for stress range acquisitions and fatigue life estimation. The present research targets at the development of a fatigue life and reliability prediction methodology for existing steel bridges under real wind and traffic environment with the capability of including multiple random parameters and variables in bridges’ life cycle.
Riverwalkers recounts the creation of the world through the life of a little water bug, who finally grows tired of walking on water. It is a cycle of rural myth poems. This collection is concerned with the process of life, birth through death. It concerns itself mainly with the nature of death, and how we as human beings come to terms with the death of a loved one, all the while preparing ourselves for own death. But this cycle does so in a very natural, imagistic way. It strives to accept death as a natural, beautiful necessity of life.