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Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Procedures Manual (Entire)

Life Cycle Cost Analysis Procedures Manual (Individual Sections)

Description Last Updated
Title Page, Disclaimer & Acknowledgement August 1, 2013
Preface August 1, 2013
Table of Contents, List of Figures, & List of Tables
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Chapter 1:  Introduction
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Chapter 2:  LCCA Approaches
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Chapter 3:  RealCost Version 2.5CA
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Chapter 4:  Summary and Conclusions
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Appendix 1: Glossary and List of Acronyms
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Appendix 2:  List of RealCost Limitations and Bugs
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Appendix 3:  Procedures for Estimating Ramp Alternatives
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Appendix 4:  Typical Pavement M&R Schedules for California
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Appendix 5:  Traffic Inputs Estimation
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Appendix 6:  Alternate Procedure for Calculating Construction Year AADT
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Appendix 7:  List of Tables
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Appendix 8: LCCA Pavement Type Selection Flow Charts August 1, 2013


LCCA Online Training for RealCost Version 2.5CA


LCCA Examples


LCCA District Peer Exchange


Transmittal of LCCA Information

Submit your LCCA to HQ for data collection. A copy of the completed project initiation document, project report, or project scope summary report with life-cycle costs included shall be sent to:

Attn: HQ Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Coordinator
HQ Division of Maintenance, Pavement Program
Transportation Laboratory, MS5
5900 Folsom Boulevard, Quad 1
Sacramento, CA 95819-4612
or e-mail PDF files to

An alternative is to submit LCCA Report.


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Please forward any questions/comments/suggestions to Leo Mahserelli (leo.mahserelli@dot.ca.gov). Last updated 05/03/2017.