The sustainable infrastructure management model (SIMM)

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

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Sustainability is a topical issue regarding the contemporary socio-economic development generally. Given that, the interdisciplinary field of engineering, science and technological advancement among others rests on its applications for improved services delivery. As such, sustainable infrastructure management is not left out in this category by integrating the sustainability ideals. This paper presents the sustainable infrastructure management model as applied in testing the oil and gas facility platforms in Nigeria. The use of various engineering principles in the existing world engenders a sustainable development on infrastructure systems management. Building services engineers and the infrastructure systems experts are persistently demanded in the design and fixing of serviceable infrastructure networks all over the world. Hence, complex mechanical, electromechanical systems and subsystems are modelled as closed loop processes that interrelate recursively. So, it is of necessity to understand the multiphysics of these systems for a complete model conceptualisation and examination expansion. This developments and case study are also presented. Indeed, two fundamental areas where SIMM is vital are given in this report: building services operation and the strategic management decisions concerning infrastructure systems. Such applications would require accurate simulation and/or modelling platforms for inbuilt reliability and value engineering appraisal. Amongst the benefits of SIMM are the provision of an enabling environment for the sustainable management of infrastructure systems and the use of engineering sustainability approach for the present and future generations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science
PublisherNewswood Limited
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9789881925244
ISBN (Print)9789881925190
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2012 World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 24 Oct 201226 Oct 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
ISSN (Print)2078-0958


Conference2012 World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science
Abbreviated titleWCECS 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • Engineering
  • Facility
  • Infrastructure systems
  • Management
  • Sustainability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)


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