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Report on building life costs a preliminary investigation of the problems associated with the determination of the total life costs of buildings ... using the life costs of a selected building as an example by Council of Ontario Universities. Task Force - Building Life Costs

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Published by Council of Ontario Universities in [Toronto .
Written in English


  • Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction -- Costs,
  • Universities and colleges -- Ontario -- Buildings,
  • Universities and colleges -- Ontario -- Finance

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Includes bibliographical references.

SeriesBuilding blocks -- v. 5
ContributionsOntario. Ministry of Colleges and Universities. Architectural Services
LC ClassificationsTH3411 C65
The Physical Object
Pagination213 p. in various pagings :
Number of Pages213
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18549655M

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The preceding chapters described the legal framework for classifying assets, common methodologies used to segregate costs, and elements of a quality cost segregation study and report. This chapter provides suggested audit steps for reviewing and examining a cost segregation study and report. On the “Less Accumulated Depreciation” line, write the total depreciation costs. The total depreciation costs depend on how old the business is with respect to its service life span. Subtract the original cost of the building from the accumulated depreciation to determine the building’s book value. Case Study Bridges: Other Bridges in MO Superstructure Steel Concrete Bridge Number AVG AVG Year Built AVG AVG Span Length 50 50 40 62 64 36 36 38 40 Skew 0 0 0 30 35 13 0 15 20 30 Cost Summary - Labor $14, $21, $15, $24, $31, $21, $12, $15, $14, . Life Cycle Cost Analysis Handbook – 2nd Edition 5 Since a LCC is a summation of costs, a negative residual value indicates that there is value associated with the building at the end of the study period. Perhaps, the value is a roof that was recently replaced or it is the building’s superstructure that could function for another thirty years.