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BridgeLCC 2.0 Users Manual: Life-Cycle Costing Software for the Preliminary Design of Bridges (NIST GCR 03-853)

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Author(s)

M A. Ehlen

Abstract

BridgeLCC 2.0 is user-friendly software developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology to help bridge designers determine the cost effectiveness of alternative bridge designs, construction and repair strategies, and construction materials. The software uses a life-cycle costing methodology based on the ASTM standard practice for life-cycle costing and a cost classification scheme developed by NIST. This user manual describes the functions and settings in BridgeLCC and includes example analyses that illustrate its use. BridgeLCC 2.0 is designed to run on Windows® 95, 98, 2000, NT, and XP. Although the software is specifically tailored to highway bridges, it can also be applied to pavements, piers, and other civil infrastructure.
Citation
Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR) - 03-853
Report Number
03-853

Keywords

bridge design, building economics, construction, costs, economic analysis, engineering economics, life-cycle costing, maintenance costs, operations costs, uncertainty and risk analysis, value engineering

Citation

Ehlen, M. (2003), BridgeLCC 2.0 Users Manual: Life-Cycle Costing Software for the Preliminary Design of Bridges (NIST GCR 03-853), Grant/Contract Reports (NISTGCR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=907943 (Accessed May 26, 2024)

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Created September 1, 2003, Updated February 19, 2017