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Aurimas Rutkauskas, Džigita Nagrockienė, Gintautas Skripkiūnas, Asta Kičaitė and Giedrius Girskas
The article analyses the reactivity level of aggregates from Lithuanian quarries and their effect on the alkali corrosion in mortars. The reactivity of aggregates was assessed according to Rilem Recommended Test Method: AAR-2. The hardened cement paste and cracked aggregate contact zones were tested by means of optical microscopy. Two gravel aggregates and one sand aggregate from Lithuanian quarries were selected for testing. The tests revealed that according to AAR 2 methodology fine and coarse aggregates from Lithuanian quarries shall be allocated to Group II, i.e. reactive aggregates. The expansion after 14 days exceeds 0.1 % in the case of fine aggregate, the average expansion after 14 days is 0.13 %, and in the case of coarse aggregates the average expansion ranges from 0.11 % to 0.12 %.
Jonas Lazauskas, Gintautas Bureika, Valdas Valiūnas, Robertas Pečeliūnas, Jonas Matijošius and Saulius Nagurnas
The Research on Competitiveness of Road Transport Enterprises: Lithuanian Case
In the paper, various opinions of Lithuanian and foreign authors of scientific publications are reviewed and the criteria for assessing competitiveness of road transport are discussed upon. On assessment of competitiveness of services provided by Lithuanian road transport enterprises, not only technical options are taken into account. It is proposed to assess competitiveness of enterprises upon taking into consideration the total set of services provided as well as their quality and the marketing level of the enterprise. In the paper, the factors impacting competitiveness of road transport are discussed upon and the research works required for objective assessment of competitiveness of road transport are foreseen. A model for assessing competitiveness of road transport enterprises realized by the authors is provided. In the end of the paper, conclusions and recommendations are provided.
Oleg Kaplinski, Friedel Peldschus, Joanicjusz Nazarko, Arturas Kaklauskas and Romualdas Baušys
The cooperation between three academic centres — Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania), Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and the Poznań University of Technology (Poland) — in the area of theory and application of Multiple-Criteria Decision-Making (MCDM), in what is broadly understood as the field of construction, was both inspired and initiated by Dr Edmundas K. Zavadskas from the Vilnius Institute of Construction. It began with the Professor’s scientific scholarship for a traineeship at the Leipzig University of
Information and communication technologies enable the emergence of a new phenomenon called the “sharing economy”. An increasing number of articles in the media as well as debates about the positive and negative aspects of the sharing economy show a growing interest in the subject. The paper aims to review the different approaches to the definition of the sharing economy and to present the authors’ views on the concept. The reviewed literature reveals the main drivers for participating in the sharing economy. A survey was conducted to learn more about the motives of Lithuanian people participating in this concept. The survey reveals the following leading factors of using the sharing economy platforms: an easy way to make extra money; supporting individuals and/or small/independent companies; meeting new people and having an interesting experience/doing something most people haven’t tried yet. The survey also reveals that most of the respondents prefer to own things rather than share them. Despite the widespread popularity of the sharing economy platforms in the world, this phenomenon is in its infancy in Lithuania.
Water consumption depends on the consumers’ habits, industrial companies and the nature of the activity, as well as on public users. Water consumption in Lithuania has decreased by more than three times over the past two decades. This was influenced by the changed consumers’ habits, implemented water metering and increased water prices. But it has been analyzed little, how the dynamics of water consumption has been changing. This article examines the dynamics of water consumption variation over 20 years in one of Vilnius district. Variations of water consumption are analyzed in the article and the obtained results are compared with the parameters in the legal acts. Water consumption per night was analyzed in the article also, as these values could be fast and reliable assessment of water losses in network. The analysis of night water consumption was conducted and the recommended norm of night water consumption indicated.
.,Turskis Z. (2006). Evaluation of construction sustainability by multiple criteria methods Technological and Economic Development of Economy , 12(4), pp. 321-326.
 Viteikiene M., Zavadskas E. K.(2007). Evaluating the sustainability of vilnius city residential areas. .Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 13(2), pp. 149-155.
 Štreimikienė D., Barakauskaitė-Jakubauskienė N. (2012). Sustainable development and quality of life in Lithuania compared to other countries. Technological and Economic Development of Economy,18(4), pp. 588-607.