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Life Cycle Costing for Facilities (RSMeans)

Life Cycle Costing for Facilities (RSMeans)
By Alphonse Dell'Isola, Stephen J. Kirk

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Facility designers and owners are frustrated with cost-cutting efforts that yield the cheapest product, but sacrifice quality. Life cycle costing, properly done, enables them to achieve both – high quality and costs that meet their budgets.  

The authors, widely recognized leaders in these techniques, show how LCC can work for a broad variety of projects – from several types of buildings, to roads and bridges, to HVAC and electrical upgrades, to materials and equipment procurement.  

 LCC can be applied to every aspect of construction – from all types of buildings (commercial, educational, industrial, health care and more), to roads and bridges, to HVAC equipment and electrical systems upgrades and materials and equipment procurement. A life cycle costs section, a major part of the book, provides maintenance and replacement costs for all elements of the facility – from the foundation and structure to the walls and floors, plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems, and landscaping. The electronic life cycle costing spreadsheet program included with the book simplifies the process of applying LCC to users’ own projects.

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There are also sixteen Case Studies that show how to apply LCC to particular facility types and building components, including:

  • Health care and nursing facilities
  • College campus and high schools
  • Office buildings, courthouses, and banks
  • Chemical plants and museum renovations
  • Regional highway systems
  • Exterior walls, elevators, lighting, HVAC, and more

The book’s extensive cost section provides maintenance and replacement costs for facility elements… from foundation and structure to walls and floors, plumbing, HVAC and electrical, and landscaping.

These proven methods are equally effective in new construction, remodeling, renovations, and restorations.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1326659 in Books
  • Published on: 2003-05-30
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 11.30" h x 1.29" w x 8.80" l, 3.54 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 396 pages

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From the Back Cover

Life Cycle Costing for Facilities

Alphonse J. Dell'Isola, PE, CVS

and Dr. Stephen Kirk, FAIA, CVS

Essential Guidance for Optimizing the Cost of Facilities Ownership

Owners and facility designers are frustrated with traditional cost-cutting approaches that yield the cheapest product, but end up sacrificing quality. Life Cycle Costing (LCC), properly done, enables them to achieve both: higher quality (incorporating innovative design) and costs within overall budget constraints.

The authors, widely recognized leaders in these techniques, show how LCC can work for a broad variety of projects — from several types of buildings, to roads and bridges, HVAC and electrical upgrades, and materials/equipment procurement. 16 Case Studies show how to apply LCC to particular facility types and building components, in new construction and remodeling.

Case Studies Include:

  • Health care and nursing facilities

  • College campus and high school

  • Office building, courthouse, and bank

  • GSA equipment procurement

  • Chemical plant, museum renovation

  • Regional highway system

  • Exterior walls, elevators, lighting, HVAC. . . and other components.

Life Cycle Costs

Maintenance and replacement costs for facility elements — from foundation and structure to walls and floors, plumbing, HVAC and electrical, and landscaping. An Excel®-based LCC spreadsheet program (downloadable from the book's Web site) simplifies the process of applying LCC.

LCC is equally effective in new construction, remodeling, renovations and restorations, and materials/equipment procurement. LCC can make desirable and needed projects, like Green Building measures and Security Systems, feasible — with design innovations that work within budget.

Energy savings and other benefits, such as increased space availability, can bring returns of 50% and more over traditional alternatives.

The book gives owners, facility managers, and developers a working understanding of LCC to optimize their decision-making and enhance long-term profits . . . and helps architects and engineers develop LCC skills to meet owner requirements.

About the Author

About the Authors

Alphonse J. Dell'Isola, PE, HRICS, FSAVE, CVS-Life, is an award-winning consultant in LCC, value engineering (VE), project management, and project cost control. He has been a Construction Management consultant, Director of Value Management for a large A/E firm, and Director of VE for both the Naval Facilities Engineering Command and the US Army Corps of Engineers. He has conducted over 1,300 studies valued at over $200 billion, resulting in implemented savings of some $15 billion. Mr. Dell'Isola has authored several books and conducted workshops, seminars and briefings on LCC, VE, CM and project cost control for over 15,000 professionals.

Dr. Stephen J. Kirk, FAIA, FSAVE, LEEDTM AP, CVS, is President of Kirk Associates, LLC, an international consulting firm specializing in facility economics, project planning and value management. He is a LEED-certified, registered architect and certified value specialist. A Senior Fulbright Scholar in architecture, Dr. Kirk was recognized as an AIA Fellow for his work in LCC and value management. He was honored by SAVE International for his new techniques and served as past president of that organization. Dr. Kirk has led over 250 studies of offices, research facilities, universities, hospitals, and manufacturing facilities, as well as federal, state, and city government projects and environmental and transportation projects.


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