A5−3: Life−Cycle Costing to Select Longer Lasting Materials and Products
When selecting the type of pavement to be used, a life cycle cost analysis is performed to determine what type of pavement would be the best choice.
REASON(S) FOR ADOPTING:
In the past, pavements were selected for a variety of reasons: supply, personal choice, maintenance, etc. These reasons were never quantified; instead they were generally subjective. In many instances the decisions were correct, but sometimes they were not and did not result in a long pavement life.
A life cycle cost analysis provides quantitative information about which pavement type you should use on a project. Longer lasting pavement will drastically reduce the frequency of work zone activity in the future.
MOST APPLICABLE LOCATION(S)/PROJECT(S):
All types of projects. All locations.
STATE(S) WHERE UTILIZED:
Dave Miller, Pavement Designer, Ohio DOT
Telephone: (614) 995−5991