Life Cycle Costing For Construction

Life Cycle Costing For Construction

by J.W. Bull
     
 

ISBN-10: 0751400564

ISBN-13: 9780751400564

Pub. Date: 12/03/1992

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The construction industry is becoming increasingly aware of the need to adopt a holistic approach to the design, building, and disposal of structures. With 60 per cent of the total construction budget in most developed countries being spent on repair and maintenance, there is an obvious need to design for reliability and durability, with more carefully planned

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Overview

The construction industry is becoming increasingly aware of the need to adopt a holistic approach to the design, building, and disposal of structures. With 60 per cent of the total construction budget in most developed countries being spent on repair and maintenance, there is an obvious need to design for reliability and durability, with more carefully planned maintenance and repair schedules. One important facet is to look at how costs are distributed and spent during the lifetime of a structure: an approach known as life cycle costing, which has the ultimate aim of minimising total lifetime expenditure. As an example, choosing an inexpensive coating for steelwork may require maintenance every three years, whereas a coating which is more expensive may require repairing only once per decade. It is a question of balance - taking the lifetime costs of the structure into consideration. This new book provides an insight into how whole life costing is affecting our approach to designing, building, maintaining and disposing of structures. The book is written for consulting engineers in the fields of civil and structural engineering, building designers, architects, quantity surveyors, refurbishing specialists, as well as practising civil and structural engineers engaged in planning, design, construction, repair and refurbishment of structures.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780751400564
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/03/1992
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction to life cycle costing1
2Life cycle costing related to reliability-based and optimum design23
3Life cycle costing related to the refurbishment of buildings37
4Life cycle costing of highways53
5Life cycle costing in the defence industry86
6The quality approach to design and life cycle costing in the health services101
7How life cycle costing can improve existing costing119
8Life cycle cost analysis: a decision aid135
9The way ahead for life cycle costing in the construction industry147
Index157

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