The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 65 (1987) > Issues > Issue 1 > Lifecycle Costing and Whole-life Design
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Lifecycle Costing and Whole-life Design

Lifecycle costing assesses the total cost of a building over its life, including initial and running costs. By implication it permits one to establish a reasonable balance between these to meet a brief. This requires an assessment and cost forecasts, at design stage, of the significant elements likely to influence running costs. S.B. Tietz