APA Releases Life-Cycle Cost Software

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) has released a new version of the software program LCCAExpress for life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) of pavements.

Lanham, MD - The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) has released a new version of the software program LCCAExpress for life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) of pavements. Version 2.0 of LCCAExpress is geared to less-complex projects. It is quick, easy to use, and unbiased. The software is available as a free download at AsphaltRoads.org.

"The updated software now offers the ability to print out a professional-looking report. It allows the user the addition of a fourth overlay option as well as more maintenance options and the choice of whether to calculate user delay. LCCAExpress does all this in a very user-friendly way," said Jill Thomas of the Minnesota Asphalt Pavement Association, co-chair of the APA's Economics Team.

Like its predecessor programs, LCCAExpress 2.0 still uses the principles recommended by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to compare the economics of alternative designs for a given road project. It is a simplified version of the APA's original LCCA software. Both LCCA and LCCAExpress are available as free downloads at AsphaltRoads.org.

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