Life-cycle cost assessment for bridge management: An application to Nebraska bridges

Afshin Hatami, George Morcous

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3 Scopus citations

Abstract

Life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) is a necessary component in bridge management systems for assessing investment decisions and identifying the most cost-effective improvement alternatives. The LCCA helps to identify the lowest cost alternative that accomplishes project objectives by providing critical information for the overall decision-making process. The main objective of this paper is to present LCCA performed for different deck overlay alternatives using the recently developed deterioration models and latest cost data for Nebraska bridges. Deterministic and probabilistic LCCA using RealCost software for deck overlay decisions are presented. Silica fume overlay, epoxy polymer overlay, and polyester overlay are compared against bare deck with respect to the net present value.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputing in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
EditorsR. Raymond Issa, Ian Flood
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages1779-1787
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780784413616
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2014Jun 25 2014

Publication series

NameComputing in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering

Other

Other2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period6/23/146/25/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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    Hatami, A., & Morcous, G. (2014). Life-cycle cost assessment for bridge management: An application to Nebraska bridges. In R. R. Issa, & I. Flood (Eds.), Computing in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (pp. 1779-1787). (Computing in Civil and Building Engineering - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413616.221