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When are APPA TCO Principles Applied?

The optimum time for application of TCO occurs during the planning and design phase of procuring or building an asset.  TCO is applicable to both minimally and significantly impactful decisions.  Application is useful for identifying the location of the facility, to the configuration and massing decisions, to high-level material selections such as steel, concrete, or wood, or to the selection of individual materials and objects included in the facility.  Applicability is endless; every asset and decision over the life of the facility, to include demolition, should be considered.