Life-cycle cost methods and tools

Sakari Pulakka

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    Life cycle economics is the only way to control individual buildings and real estates over long terms. VTT, in co-operation with two consulting firms has developed a systematic way to apply life-cycle economics on different stages of building design. This model has been presented in this paper. It is based on investment costs modified to annual costs, yearly maintenance costs, renovation costs modified to annual costs as well as on an analysis of benefits like incomes, effects on quality, and other nonqualified factors.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDurability of Building Materials and Components
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference
    ISBN (Print)978-0-643-06828-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event9th International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components - Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia
    Duration: 17 Mar 200221 Mar 2002


    Conference9th International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components


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