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Tradeoff Analysis paper: calculate the costs of each option, then discuss other factors that are relevant for an FM deciding on the presented options.

You are a facilities manager. The Visitors Center roof, which is a 10,000-square foot building, must be replaced. The revenue loss per week for the facility being out of operation is \$10,000. Your architect has provided you with three options:

â?¢ Asphalt shingles

o Installation cost: \$20 per square (10-foot by 10-foot area)
o Lifecycle: 20 years
o Installation period: 1 week

Tile

o Installation cost: \$50 per square (10-foot by 10-foot area)
o Lifecycle: 40 years
o Installation period: 3 weeks

â?¢ Composite tile

o Installation cost: \$35 per square (10-foot by 10-foot area)
o Lifecycle: 30 years
o Installation period: 2 weeks

â?¢ Prepare a 900-word paper in which you explain tradeoffs between lifecycle and first cost analyses in terms of risk and cost.

â?¢ Describe and explain the tradeoff between lifecycle and first cost analyses for each option. Which option is best? Why? How do reactive, planned, preventive, corrective, and predictive maintenance activities factor into your decision?

â?¢ Format your paper according to APA standards

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1. Asphalt shingles first costs:
\$20 per 10ft x 10ft square @ 10000 sq. ft. = \$20000
1 week installation @ \$10000 revenue loss/week = \$10000
Total expense = \$30000
20 year lifecycle
\$30000 / 20 years = \$1500/year cost of product

2. Tile shingles first costs:
\$50 per 10ft x 10ft square @ 10000 sq. ft. = \$50000
3 week installation @ \$10000 revenue loss/week = \$30000
Total expense = \$80000
40 year lifecycle
\$80000 / 40 years = \$2000/year cost of product

3. Composite tile first costs:
\$35 per 10ft x 10ft square @ 10000 sq. ft. = \$35000
2 week installation @ \$10000 revenue loss/week = \$20000
Total expense = \$55000
30 year lifecycle
\$55000 / 30 years = \$1833/year cost of product

No consideration for defect or breakage has been applied to the costs listed above. It is considered customary to adjust cost estimates by as much as 10% (based upon the product) to accommodate these variables. Additionally, no "true cost of ownership (TCOO)" calculations have been made. Variables that effect TCOO can include periodic planned maintenance expenses, corrective maintenance expenses and reactive maintenance expenses.

Let's first discuss the various forms of maintenance involved with facilities management and their application to this project:

1. Reactive Maintenance: this form of maintenance is performed in response to a product, a piece of equipment or system failure or breakage. ...

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The expert calculates the costs of each option, then discusses other factors that are relevant.

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