Comparative life cycle costs for new steel portal frame building systems

Gurung, Netra & Mahendran, Mahen (2002) Comparative life cycle costs for new steel portal frame building systems. Building Research and Information, 30(1), pp. 35-45.

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Life cycle costs of a new steel portal frame building system incorporating energy efficient sandwich panels are compared with those of a conventional steel portal frame building system for use in industrial and commercial buildings. The economic benefits of the new building system have been demonstrated through cost assessment of energy in use. The results from life cycle cost analysis of both the new and conventional portal frame building systems indicate that, despite slightly higher initial costs, the new building system costs significantly less than the conventional system over its complete life cycle of 50 years. The new system provides improved economic performance along with a more energy-efficient model for commercial/industrial building design in the Australian climate.

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ID Code: 22878
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Architecture, life cycle costs
DOI: 10.1080/09613210110054999
ISSN: 0961-3218
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Taylor & Francis Group
Deposited On: 17 Jun 2009 13:27
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 14:40

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