EduBuilding: material selection from life cycle costing sensitivity

Mat Noor, Noorsidi Aizuddin & Eves, Chris (2010) EduBuilding: material selection from life cycle costing sensitivity. In Wang, Yaowu, Yang, Jay, Shen, Geoffrey, & Wong, Johnny (Eds.) Proceedings of 2010 International Conference On Construction & Real Estate Management, China Architecture & Building Press and indexed by ISTP and ISSHP, Royal on the Park Hotel, Brisbane, pp. 153-157.

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Life Cycle Cost Analysis provides a form of synopsis of the initial and consequential costs of building related decisions. These cost figures may be implemented to justify higher investments, for example, in the quality or flexibility of building solutions through a long term cost reduction. The emerging discipline of asset mnagement is a promising approach to this problem, because it can do things that techniques such as balanced scorecards and total quantity cannot. Decisions must be made about operating and maintaining infrastructure assets. An injudicious sensitivity of life cycle costing is that the longer something lasts, the less it costs over time. A life cycle cost analysis will be used as an economic evaluation tool and collaborate with various numbers of analyses. LCCA quantifies incurring costs commonly overlooked (by property and asset managers and designs) as replacement and maintenance costs. The purpose of this research is to examine the Life Cycle Cost Analysis on building floor materials. By implementing the life cycle cost analysis, the true cost of each material will be computed projecting 60 years as the building service life and 5.4% as the inflation rate percentage to classify and appreciate the different among the materials. The analysis results showed the high impact in selecting the floor materials according to the potential of service life cycle cost next.

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ID Code: 39407
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Education Building, Facilities, Expectations, Life Cycle Costing
ISBN: 978-7-112-12612-5
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building not elsewhere classified (120299)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Land Use and Environmental Planning (120504)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > COMMERCIAL SERVICES (150400) > Real Estate and Valuation Services (150403)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 China Architecture & Building Press - Author[s]
Deposited On: 28 Mar 2011 00:54
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 20:57

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