In this blog post, it briefly discusses the importance of Life Cycle Analysis (LCCA), which helps to determine the most cost-effective options that impact both pending and future costs. Beth Osborne from Transportation America believes that there should be a course to train leaders in LCCA (Moylan, 2014). This will be helpful to maintain budgets and infrastructures. After reading this post, I also felt that LCCA should be incorporated into the decision-making process for civil engineers.
Here is a link to the Life Cycle Cost Analysis Report: http://www.asce.org/Infrastructure/Life-Cycle-Cost-Analysis-Report/
The report contains information on Life Cycle Costs in transportation, existing federal policy, life cycle cost analysis at the state and local level, policy recommendations, and more.