Development of Computer Software for Pavement Life Cycle Cost Analysis

Report No: 89-R10

Published in 1988

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The life cycle cost analysis program (LCCA) is designed to automate and standardize life cycle costing in Virginia. It allows the user to input information necessary for the analysis, and it then completes the calculations and produces a printed copy of the results. The program requires the user to input site-specific information as well as the initial costs for each alternative. It calculates user costs automatically and reduces all costs to their present value. It is these present value costs that are used in the final ranking of alternatives. Although this program is not as sophisticated as some of the software currently in use, it is a step toward the completion of life cycle costing in Virginia's pavement management system. LCCA should be regarded as another tool in the pavement management decision-making process.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.

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Catherine A. Cragg

Last updated: December 28, 2023

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