LCA Research Brief: Quantifying Hazard Life-Cycle Cost

Hazard life-cycle cost pie chart
August 18, 2014

This research links together probabilistic hazard modeling and damage cost estimation to quantify the lifetime cost of repair of residential buildings due to earthquake and hurricane hazard. It provides a way to incorporate quantitative hazard resistance into LCCA (life-cyle cost assessment) and thus supports decisions on the cost-effectiveness of alternative building systems, in particular those that exceed minimum performance codes. MORE