Life cycle costing - roller compacted concrete

Lake Macquarie City Council constructed a 700 metre length of Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) pavement in November, 1991 at Medcalf Street, Warners Bay, NSW. Prior to reconstruction this street had deteriorated due to prolonged wet weather and heavy construction traffic. An investigation was then carried out to determine the most cost effective pavement type. Various flexible and rigid pavements including RCC pavement were analysed. Ultimately the RCC pavement was selected by the Council due to its reduced whole of life costing. Further, it was established that RCC was approximately 70% cost of that of a conventional concrete pavement. This paper presents the Life Cycle Costing Analysis adopting the 'Present Worth Cost Value Method'. It was concluded that at different discount rate values 0%, 5% and 10% RCC pavement appears to be the optimum pavement strategy for a design life of 40 years for the road under consideration.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 303-10
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 93/5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01433835
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0858255758
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 5:55PM