BridgeLCC 1.0 Users Manual. Life-Cycle Costing Software for Preliminary Bridge Design.
BridgeLCC 1.0 Users Manual. Life-Cycle Costing Software
for Preliminary Bridge Design.
Ehlen, M. A.
NISTIR 6298; 84 p. April 30, 1999.
Available from: National Technical Information Service
(NTIS), Technology Administration, U.S. Department of
Commerce, Springfield, VA 22161.
1-800-553-6847 or 703-605-6000;
Order number: PB99-147712
manuals; cost benefit analysis; bridges (structures);
construction materials; building economics; life cycle
cost analysis; new technology materials
BridgeLCC 1.0 is user-friendly software developed by the
National Institute of Standards and Technology to help
bridge designers determine the cost effectiveness of
new, alternative construction materials. The software
uses a life-cycle costing methodology based on the ASTM
standard for life-cycle costing (E 917) and a cost
classification scheme developed by NIST. This user
manual describes the functions and settings in BridgeLCC
and includes an example study which illustrates the use
of the software. BridgeLCC is designed to run on
Windows (TM) 3.x, Windows (TM) 95/98, and Windows (TM)
NT 4.0. Although BridgeLCC is specifically tailored to
highway bridges, it can also be applied to pavements,
piers, and other civil infrastructure.