A STUDY OF SHIPBUILDING COST ESTIMATING METHODOLOGY

The report develops the requirements ( criteria ) for a useful cost methodology, compares the present methodology with the critieria and describes a new methodology which is product-oriented in conformance with the way a ship is built rather than the way it is designed. The uses and advantages of the product-oriented methodology are described in detail and a program for development and installation of the methodology is laid out. The report concludes with a recommendation that a National Shipbuilding Cost Data Bank be instituted for collection and distribution of unit cost and price data to shipbuilders, shipowners, and other interested parties within the marine industry and government. This Data Bank would be operated so that sources of specific data would remain confidential to protect all proprietary information. Periodic reports would be issued similar to those utilized in the construction industry in which average unit prices and costs and total cost indices are published on quarterly or yearly basis. ( Author )

  • Corporate Authors:

    Engineering and Management Sciences Corporation

    Woodlands Hills, CA  USA  91364
  • Authors:
    • BROIDO, J A
    • Ward, M R
    • Waldman, J D
  • Publication Date: 1969-1-20

Media Info

  • Pagination: 93 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00001589
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: MA-1-3814
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1973 12:00AM