Bridge quality appraisal methodology: application in the Strimonas Bridge. Case study.
Journal article, 2018

In the current utilization of Performance Indicators for bridge Quality Control, there is no correlation between observed and benchmarked Performance Indicator values, and an ambiguity of deliverables due to the diverse nature of Performance Indicators. For the alleviation of those above, this paper presents a methodology that appraises the quality of bridges. This methodology builds on the adaptation of the Sustainable Building Method and its combination with expert input solicitation methods and the research findings of COST Action TU1406. In addition, it features an adaptation of the Analytical Hierarchy Process. The methodology is presented regarding its general procedural steps and calculating requirements, and then it is tailored to the case study of Strimonas Bridge in Greece.

project management

Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik



quality control

Architecture and Civil Engineering

Construction management

analytical hierarchy process


Dimosthenis Kifokeris

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Yiannis Xenidis

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Panagiotis Panetsos

Egnatia Odos S.A.

José António Campos e Matos

University of Minho

Luís Bragança

University of Minho

Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering

1822-427X (ISSN) 1822-4288 (eISSN)

Vol. 13 3 331-343

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

European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), 2015-04-16 -- 2019-04-16.

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

Construction Management

Other Civil Engineering



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