Towards a conceptual model for the application of life cycle costing (LCC) in package wastewater treatment plants in the UK

Sadik, F 2002, Towards a conceptual model for the application of life cycle costing (LCC) in package wastewater treatment plants in the UK , MRes thesis, University of Salford.

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Abstract

Fragmentation is a key feature of the construction industry. This problem needs tackling in order to improve efficiency, reduce costs and making construction industry more competitive. Many systems were introduced, within the last two decades, with the aim of improving integration for the construction industry. GALLICON was one of these systems. Object orientated technology, using Windows as a platform and the use of internationally accepted data protocols made GALLICON a better system than many others in many aspects. GALLICON showed that it could be implemented for housing sector and wastewater treatment plants. However GALLICON lacks the ability to model Life Cycle Costing (LCC). LCC deals with estimating the costs involved with any project for the whole duration of the project's life cycle (i.e. from inception, planning, building to operation). The aim of this research is to deliver a conceptual model for the application of LCC in the wastewater treatment plants. The limited resources of this research meant that it could only be based upon data mainly used in the UK. Also a package wastewater treatment plant was used as a model to base the research upon. Only essential processes were mainly looked at. Processes involved in wastewater treatment plants were identified. A hierarchy for these processes was drawn. Then an IDEFO (Integrated Computer Aided Manufacturing Definition) model of these processes was created. The research proved that making a proper model for the application of LCC in package wastewater plants was possible. Further research into different types of Waste Water Treatment (WWT) plants and for other locations around the world is needed to complete model's data needed for Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTP) for the application of LCC in GALLICON.

Item Type: Thesis (MRes)
Contributors: Aouad, G (Supervisor)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2021 13:36
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 21:54
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/61029

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