Whole of life cycle cost analysis in bridge rehabilitation

CRC Construction Innovation (2002) Whole of life cycle cost analysis in bridge rehabilitation. CRC for Construction Innovation, Brisbane.


The report presents a methodology for whole of life cycle cost analysis of alternative treatment options for bridge structures, which require rehabilitation. The methodology has been developed after a review of current methods and establishing that a life cycle analysis based on a probabilistic risk approach has many advantages including the essential ability to consider variability of input parameters. The input parameters for the analysis are identified as initial cost, maintenance, monitoring and repair cost, user cost and failure cost. The methodology utilizes the advanced simulation technique of Monte Carlo simulation to combine a number of probability distributions to establish the distribution of whole of life cycle cost. In performing the simulation, the need for a powerful software package, which would work with spreadsheet program, has been identified. After exploring several products on the market, @RISK software has been selected for the simulation. In conclusion, the report presents a typical decision making scenario considering two alternative treatment options.

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ID Code: 26888
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation, Program C : Delivery Management of Built Assets , Project 2002-005-C : Decision Support Tools for Concrete Infrastructure rehabilitation
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > CRC Construction Innovation
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Deposited On: 19 Aug 2009 22:43
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 13:58

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