Life Cycle Management of Infrastructures
Kapitel i bok, 2019

By definition, life cycle management (LCM) is a framework “of concepts, techniques, and procedures to address environmental, economic, technological, and social aspects of products and organizations in order to achieve continuous ‘sustainable’ improvement from a life cycle perspective” (Hunkeler et al. 2001). Thus, LCM theoretically integrates all sustainability dimensions, and strives to provide a holistic perspective. It also assists in the efficient and effective use of constrained natural and financial resources to reduce negative impacts on society (Sonnemann and Leeuw 2006; Adibi et al. 2015). The LCM of infrastructures is the adaptation of product life cycle management (PLM) as techniques to the design, construction, and management of infrastructures. Infrastructure life cycle management requires accurate and extensive information that might be generated through different kinds of intelligent and connected information workflows, such as building information modeling (BIM).

Systematic approach

Life cycle thinking

Life cycle management


Holger Wallbaum

Chalmers, Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik, Byggnadsteknologi

Babak Ebrahimi

Chalmers, Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik, Byggnadsteknologi

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

978-3-319-71059-4 (ISBN)


Hållbar utveckling


Building Futures (2010-2018)


Tvärvetenskapliga studier




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