ESTIMATING HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION COSTS: PROGRAM COSMOS: DRAINAGE COST MODELS

A computer program cosmos which estimates the construction costs of roads has been developed at the Transport and Road Research Laboratory. The program is intended for use in the design of roads to cost particular alignments and for incorporation into alignment optimisation programs. This report describes models within cosmos for estimating the costs of highway drainage and culverts. Tests are described which have shown that the accuracy of the models in estimating costs is similar to that of the other models that make up program cosmos. The program also allows the costs of alternative designs to be assessed quickly. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Bailey, A C
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300112
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Supple Report SR459 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1979 12:00AM