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Kojogulov K.Ch.,National Academy of science | Nikolskaya O.V.,National Academy of science | Sulaimanov N.Ch.,Ministry of Transport and Communication | Jumaliev E.K.,Ministry of Transport and Communication
14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering | Year: 2011

The analysis of causes of the motor road instability, geology and tectonics, stress condition characteristics of rock slopes in mountain folded areas is conducted in the paper. The influence of geological slope construction and physical and mechanical rock characteristics, jointing and natural stress condition, as well as anthropogenic impact on the stability of the geotechnical system "Slope - roadway excavation" with the consideration of modern tectonic earth crust's movement and active seismic impact are determined in the paper. The slope stability estimation of motor roadway Osh-Sary-Tash is given as example. Source

Aasen M.,CICERO Center for International Climate and Environmental Research | Westskog H.,CICERO Center for International Climate and Environmental Research | Korneliussen K.,Ministry of Transport and Communication
Energy Efficiency | Year: 2015

In this paper, we investigate which factors are significant for the uptake of energy performance contracts (EPCs) in Norway’s municipal sector, based on qualitative case studies. An EPC consists of a set of energy efficiency measures provided by an energy service company. The model used in Norway guarantees that savings produced by a project will finance its full cost. Estimates indicate that an EPC is a promising way of substantially increasing savings. We find that a committed individual in the administration is essential for the adoption of an EPC. Such individuals have the technical and/or economic competence to see the potential for energy savings and the organizational competence for moving an EPC through to the political level. Further, we find that the guarantee that accompanies an EPC is well suited for addressing the logic of politicians, and is crucial when the final decision is made. These findings indicate that a standard economic understanding of energy savings is not sufficient. Efforts to increase energy savings might benefit from being targeted at the contexts where measures are to be implemented and at the logic of those making energy-saving decisions. © 2015 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht Source

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