Fiscal Responsibility

The CSHub's life cycle approach allows stakeholders to understand the full cost of a building or pavement. For example, it's often difficult to predict future costs for a pavement or building, such as the cost for use, maintenance, and in the case of buildings, repairs due to hazards. The CSHub is working to develop new models to accurately estimate future costs of pavement and building use and maintenance. This includes strengthening techniques for estimating future materials costs, which allows designers and policy-makers to evaluate designs using a life cycle cost approach.