Development of the Swedish Bridge Management System by Upgrading and Expanding the Use of LCC
2013 (English)In: Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, ISSN 1573-2479, Vol. 9, no 12, 1240-1250 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Although many bridge management systems (BMSs) contain some forms of life-cycle costing (LCC), the use of LCC in bridge engineering is scarce. LCC in many BMSs has mainly been applied within the bridge operation phase to support decisions related to existing bridges. LCC has several useful applications within the bridge entire life, from cradle to grave. This paper introduces the Swedish Bridge and Tunnel Management System (BaTMan). A comprehensive integrated LCC implementation schema will be illustrated, taking into account the bridge investment and management process in Sweden. The basic economic analytical tools as well as other helpful LCC techniques are addressed. A real case study is presented to demonstrate the recent improvement of BaTMan practically in the function of whether to repair or to replace a bridge. Cost records for 2,508 bridges are used as input data in the presented case study. Considering the same records, the average real and anticipated initial costs of different bridge types in Sweden will be schematically presented.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
UK: Taylor & Francis Group, 2013. Vol. 9, no 12, 1240-1250 p.
Bridge, Management, life-Cycle Costing, LCC, Bridge Management System, BMS, BaTMan, repair.
Research subject Järnvägsgruppen - Infrastruktur; SRA - Transport
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-72468DOI: 10.1080/15732479.2012.682588ISI: 000320575100004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84879649860OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-72468DiVA: diva2:487666
FunderTrenOp, Transport Research Environment with Novel Perspectives
QC 201506302012-01-312012-01-312015-06-30Bibliographically approved