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LCCA Approach for Conventional and Non-Conventional Construction Techniques: A Literature Review

Author(s):

Anamika Rajut , SISTEC-R, Bhopal; Hussain Hararwala, Mahakal Institute of Technology & Management, Ujjain

Keywords:

Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA), Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Life Cycle Costing, Life Cycle Costing Elements, Life Cycle Costing Estimate Methods, Life Cycle Costing Calculation Models

Abstract

Conventional construction practices emphasize on initial cost and short term profits only. Various cost such as maintenance costs, operation costs etc. are not considered. This leads to increment in future costs of the project. Whereas in LCCA, all the necessary costs are considered from the very beginning stage of the project to its useful life, i.e. at the planning stage only. Generally, construction of a residential building is governed by traditional construction practices that lead to more expenses. This brings us to apply LCCA in construction of a residential building in which all incurring costs are analyzed such as construction cost, maintenance/ replacement cost, energy consumption cost and energy savings. In our paper, we have tried to find out significant cost difference between traditional and non-traditional construction practices by conducting reviews on case studies regarding life cycle cost analysis. The study clearly stated the importance of LCCA in conventional and non-conventional practices of construction.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I80345
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 8
Publication Date: 01/11/2018
Page(s): 628-635

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