Life cycle cost, as a tool for decision making on concrete infrastructures

José Matos, Anders Solgaard, Carlos Santos, Mauricio Sanchez Silva, Poul Linneberg, Alfred Strauss, Joan Casas, Colin Caprani, Mitsuyoshi Akiyama

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The use of Life Cycle Cost (LCC) tools in civil engineering is increasing, due to the need of infrastructure owners and operators to guarantee their assets maximum performance with an optimized budget. By considering these tools it will be possible to manage assets along their lifetime in a more sustainable and efficient way. Due to this reason, it was recently constituted a Task Group on fib to deal with existing LCC tools for concrete infrastructures. This paper gives an introduction to these tools, with a special emphasis to the added-value of LCC, and to the main contents of the fib TG 8.4 state-of-art technical report. This covers a description of existing LCC standards and guidelines, their applicability, the definition of different cost elements, the incorporation of risk in the analysis, etc.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Tech Concrete
Subtitle of host publicationWhere Technology and Engineering Meet - Proceedings of the 2017 fib Symposium, 2017
EditorsD. A. Hordijk, M. Luković
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783319594712
ISBN (Print)9783319594705
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventInternational FIB Symposium 2017: High Tech Concrete - Where Technology and Engineering Meet - Maastricht, Netherlands
Duration: 12 Jun 201714 Jun 2017


ConferenceInternational FIB Symposium 2017
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  • Concrete structures
  • Framework
  • Life Cycle Cost (LCC)

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