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Probabilistic approach for predicting life cycle costs and performance of buildings and civil infrastructure

Objective

The construction industry is a major consumer of natural resources. The inability to predict performance reliably can result in waste or costly premature deterioration. Life cycle analysis enables the life cycle cost and performance, LCCP, to be optimised. The aim is to develop a LCCP based design approach, using probabilistic analysis to account for uncertainties in modelling and performance, and to define risk. This will be achieved by development of current LCC approaches, collection of performance and cost data across Europe and the development of predictive performance and cost models. The design process will be mapped using case studies, to determine how LCCP can be incorporated most effectively. The approach will include the assessment of environmental and other socio-economic factors that are currently difficult to quantify. The output will be a software package for design and for monitoring and feedback of data.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

TAYLOR WOODROW CONSTRUCTION LTD
Address
Ruislip Road 345
UB1 2QX Southall
United Kingdom

Participants (12)

BILBAO RIA 2000
Spain
Address
J.m. Alabarri 4 - Planta C
48001 Bilbao
BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Bucknalls Lane
WD2 7JR Garston,watford,herts
CARL BRO A/S
Denmark
Address
14,Granskoven 8
2600 Glostrup
CIS ECOLOGIA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via P.l. Da Palestrina 2
20124 Milano
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY*
United Kingdom
Address
Cranfield
MK43 0AL Cranfield,bedford
DANISH TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Denmark
Address
Gregersensvej
2630 Taastrup
GENIKI ETAIREIA KATASKEVON S.A.
Greece
Address
Kapodistriou 30
151 23 Maroussi
INSTITUTE OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIAL MANGEMENT
Portugal
Address
174-214,Rua Do Barroco 174/214
4465-591 Sao Mamede De Infesta
LABORATORIO DE ENSAYOS E INVESTIGACIONES INDUSTRIALES - FUNDACION LABEIN
Spain
Address
16,Cuesta De Olabeaga 16
48013 Bilbao
MOTA & COMPANHIA S.A.
Portugal
Address
Rua Do Rego Lameiro 38
4300 Porto
SKANSKA JENSEN A/S
Denmark
Address
Baltorpvej 154-158
2750 Ballerup
VILLA REAL LTD
Finland
Address
Merivalkama 12
02320 Espoo