Accession Number:

ADA355054

Title:

Designer and Constructor Practices to Ensure Life Cycle Performance.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

Technology advances of the last few decades, in such areas as computing and construction materials, have inspired many attempts to improve the construction process. Many of these attempts focus on reducing costs and improving functionality, such as life cycle cost analysis and value engineering, while others, such as design-build, focus on specific phases of the life cycle. Other factors such as declining productivity, the quantity of construction and demolition waste produced, rising construction costs and the current phase of redevelopment and reconstruction for much of the nations infrastructure also motivate scrutiny of life cycle planning practices.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE