Life cycle cost elements of the architectural projects
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The interest of the architectural profession for the cost analysis and the ties between design decisions and cost occurrence is above all focused on the initial costs. Life cycle. costs, or the in-use costs, are insufficiently analysed in theory and their practical managing in real projects is made difficult by the vagueness and inconsistencies of the regulation. These are the reasons to propose a classification and systematisation of the life cycle costs, as to the frequency, mode of occurrence, and distribution. The aim is to identify and distinct costs and the pattern of their breakdown and appearance, in order to create bedrock to solve the problems derived from the lack of relevant data and information, and the impediments in the process of analysis and forecasting. This would set path to establish a link between architectural design decisions and life cycle costs.