STUDIES OF THE RELATION BETWEEN CONSTRUCTION TIME AND COSTS IN THE BUILDING OF FEDERAL MOTORWAYS

UNTERSUCHUNGEN DES ZUSAMMENHANGES ZWISCHEN BAUZEIT UND KOSTEN BEIM BAU VON BUNDESAUTOBAHNEN

IN PART 1 OF THIS 2-PART PROJECT THE IDEAS AND METHODS OF CALCULATION EXAMINED IN THE PRELIMINARY STUDY HAVE TO BE TESTED ON A MODEL SECTION 20 KM IN LENGTH. THIS MODEL SECTION CORRESPONDS TO A BUILDING SECTION AND CONSISTS OF SURFACING AND EARTHWORKS CONTRACTS AND THE ASSOCIATED ENGINEERING STRUCTURES. IN THE SECOND PART OF THE PROJECT A METHOD OF DRAWING UP PLANS WHICH TAKE ACCOUNT OF THE RELATION BETWEEN COSTS AND CONSTRUCTION TIME IS TO BE SYSTEMATICALLY DEVELOPED. THIS PLAN IS INTENDED TO BE EASILY USED BY MOTORWAY OFFICIALS AND EASILY UNDERSTOOD. THE AIM IS TO SIMPLIFY CONVENTIONAL METHODS OF EVALUATING ECONOMIC JUSTIFICATION OF INVESTMENTS AND LEAD TO OPTIMUM USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS. SEE ALSO IRRD RESEARCH PROJECT NO. 701400.