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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Highways Agency project manager Robin Jackson said: "The traffic signals are approaching the end of their design life.
The move also raises a question about the design life of new homes.
Other key programme elements included a design life of 100 years, and accessible and inclusive design for people of all ages and abilities.
No, that's not a football audible at the line of scrimmage, but the accomplishments of the Small Diameter Bomb Program: the number of months--19--from the system design and development contract award to the first production contract award; the number of months--23--from development award to the start of operational test; the number of successful weapon drops--35--in the number of tests--37; and the design life of system hardware in years--20--for the small-diameter bomb weapon system.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) requires a 60-year pavement design life on its high-volume freeways and a 35-year design life on other highways.
The KC-130F models have exceeded their design life and are flying on 'borrowed time,' which impacts the maintenance Marines working excessively long hours and the pockets of the program budgeters.
Through this research we aim to produce generic design guidelines and advice for the design of FRP bridges and elements, so that they will safely carry traffic over their design life.
0 supports end-to-end reviewing throughout the design life cycle and features over 25 new reviews such as naming standards, missing primary keys and unapproved data types.
That said, however, it must be obvious to all concerned that MO has reached the end of its design life.
If the bearing is too loose on the shaft, it will heat up under use and kill a quarter of its design life.
The web-based program will assist professionals in the selection of appropriate pipe class for the required design life by providing an easy-to-use tool that is consistent with these existing standards and practices.

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