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A methodology for total life-cycle costing of buildings designed for disassembly

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A methodology for total life-cycle costing of buildings designed for disassembly

Khawaja, Nadir Ashraf (2005) A methodology for total life-cycle costing of buildings designed for disassembly. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

Although the concepts and principles of Life cycle costing are very well established and practiced by the construction industry, what is lacking is the incorporation of the environmental impacts of the design options into the selection criteria and thus the application of the concept of Total Life cycle costing of the project. The concept of Total Life cycle costing developed earlier suggest, that different relevant environmental impacts associated with each design option be converted to the financial format and added to the calculated values of Life cycle cost of the design option. However the situation is complicated by the introduction of the concepts of design for disassembly into the design options, and the resulting requirement to distribute the environmental impacts over different life cycles of the component design assemblies throughout their useful life. The purpose of this research is to propose a methodology to tackle the problem. Keywords. Sustainable development, Design for disassembly, Life cycle costing, Life cycle assessment

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Khawaja, Nadir Ashraf
Pagination:x, 88 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A. Sc.
Program:Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date:2005
Thesis Supervisor(s):Haghighat, Fariborz
ID Code:9288
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 14:47
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 14:47
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