design life


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design life

The period of time over which a building component or structure is required to perform safely, with an acceptable probability that it will not require replacement or significant repair during that time.
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The design life of the bridge is 100 years with the traffic speed to be set at 100km an hour.
The cable protection systems' design will consider all relevant cable data, the physical interface to the foundations and environmental parameters while guaranteeing a minimum design life of 30 years.
The design life of the trains is 35 years and Agility Trains West Ltd retains ownership of the trains at the end of the concession period, providing a residual design life of 7.
Officers added: "The Tyne Bridge was last painted in 1999/2000 using a paint system with an 18-year design life before major maintenance.
Auto Business News-November 17, 2015--Audi to develop battery technology with design life of 150,000km
Utilities would like a methodology to determine the design life of their entire system (PE heat-fusion fittings that are joined to PE pipe) that will operate at these higher pressures.
On July 23, Chandra is expected to reach 15 years on orbit, or three times its five-year design life.
Summary: With assets in the Middle East nearing the end of their expected design life and production showing no signs of slowing down, stresses on plants and refineries are increasing at an exponential rate.
These new satellites have a 15-year design life, doubling the life span of Globalstar's earlier satellites.
The northern runway is nearing the end of its design life and needs resurfacing, while new taxiways will be constructed on the southern runway to boost capacity, Dubai Airports said in an emailed statement.
Martin Gregory answers FM ensures the sustainability of a building for its design life, and considers the financial, social, cultural and environmental impact for the users and owners over the whole life of a building so it is still relevant throughout the design life.
The satellites also feature a 12-year design life for long-term service and reduced operating costs.

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