Pay Now or Pay Later

Pay Now or Pay Later

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Buildings and other public facilities can have very long and productive service lives, providing efficient shelter and serving a wide range of activities. To do so, however, these facilities must be managed effectively, in a manner consistent with key design decisions. A variety of political and technical obstacles to effective management raise the public's total cost of ownership for these facilities, particularly when actions to deal with short-term government budget deficits have long-term, high-cost consequences. This book identifies obstacles to controlling the costs of ownership and suggests ways these obstacles can be overcome.VICTOR E. SANVIDO is assistant professor of architectural engineering at Penn State. He was awarded a B.Sc. in civil engineering from the University of Cape Town in 1980, an M.S. in 1982, and a Ph.D. in 1984 in civil engineering/anbsp;...

Title:Pay Now or Pay Later
Author:Committee on Setting Federal Construction Standards to Control Building Life-Cycle Costs, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council
Publisher:National Academies Press - 1991-01-15


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