Planning and Advice

LCC calculation system (Long-term Maintenance Planning Calculation System)

When considering the cost of a building, usually only the construction cost is evaluated. However, from the perspective of life cycle cost (LCC), the construction cost is only the tip of the iceberg, as shown in Figure 1. The costs for maintenance, repair, refurbishment, operation, and general management that are hidden under the water also need to be considered.
A building is made up of a wide variety of materials that degrade and lose their performance and functionality over time, starting from the moment that construction is complete.In order for a building to function effectively, an appropriate maintenance program must be implemented in a timely manner. Even partial deterioration, if left untreated, can result in a building that functions less and less well and results in a shortened life. The Long-term Maintenance Planning Calculation System calculates a long-term repair and maintenance plan for a building after handover to the client to ensure that it maintains its original performance and functionality. It allows you to see at a glance which repairs are needed when and where, and the costs involved. It is a very useful tool for building maintenance professionals to get the information they need. The LCC calculation system helps to extend the life of a building and plan repairs and renovations to reduce LCC.

Figure-1 Relationship between construction cost and life cycle cost

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