CABA Information Series

IS-2005-31: Life-Cycle Costing: Fundamental Estimating Issues

This document provides an overview of the process of determining life-cycle cost. It outlines techniques that simplify economic assessment of design alternatives including estimating procedures for project costs such as energy, maintenance, repair, and replacement. The report also provides a brief analysis of evaluating economic performance of investments. The following report was provided, under the IIBC Life-Cycle Cost (LCC) initiative, by Reed Construction Data/RSMeans as Phase I of the project.





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