Infrastructure assessment: A case study of Aluminium Smelting Plant, Nigeria

B. B. Okon*, T. S. M. Elhag

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Abstract

In contemporary era, there have been very significant deliberations on the infrastructural growth and management of the resources worldwide, focusing largely on reducing the consumption pace. These debates hinged predominantly on the quantity of energy, water, wastewater and indeed the overall resources utilized within any infrastructural systems towards sustainable building practices. On the increase, the lifespan of the building is essential in reducing materials use hence minimizing waste production to the environment. Particularly, the concern of energy is exceedingly crucial due to the energy involvement in the extraction of (building) materials during construction and operation phases of such infrastructure. Water also plays significant role from the inception through operation stages in any building project. Therefore, the duo- (energy and water) sources and their indirect impacts must be evaluated in view of sustainability attainment. Issues of this kind have made resources application become very challenging requiring proper attention. The purpose of this paper is to appraise "best practice" of infrastructure policy and reliability framework within the Aluminum Smelting Plant in Nigeria. However, the study principally overviews the sustainable development goals, against which existing settings can be compared and areas identified where improvement may be made. Findings revealed that there is a strong degree of agreement between the respondents in implementing novel development concept towards managing the building infrastructural systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2011
PublisherNewswood Limited
Pages2052-2056
Number of pages5
Volume3
ISBN (Print)9789881925152
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventWorld Congress on Engineering 2011 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Jul 20118 Jul 2011

Conference

ConferenceWorld Congress on Engineering 2011
Abbreviated titleWCE 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period6/07/118/07/11

Keywords

  • Infrastructure
  • Management practices
  • Reliability index
  • Resources
  • Sustainable development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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