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BridgeLCC 1.0 Users Manual. Life-Cycle Costing Software for Preliminary Bridge Design.


pdf icon BridgeLCC 1.0 Users Manual. Life-Cycle Costing Software for Preliminary Bridge Design. (1025 K)
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.
Telephone: 1-800-553-6847 or 703-605-6000;
Fax: 703-605-6900.
Website: http://www.ntis.gov
Order number: PB99-147712

Keywords:

manuals; cost benefit analysis; bridges (structures); construction materials; building economics; life cycle cost analysis; new technology materials

Abstract:

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.