A COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR ESTIMATING COSTS OF TUNNELING (COSTUN)
A computer performs all logic and computations customarily done by hand in preparation of engineer's estimates or contractor's bid on tunnel-shaft systems. The program described is based on construction methods, work forces and equipment selections corresponding to the current state-of-the-art of tunnelling. The program contains logic to permit the estimate of costs of complicated tunnel-shaft systems. In any estimate, the program will accommodate a large number of values or changes in the values of the factors that affect costs, such as tunnel shape and size, shaft depth, ground characteristics, and construction method. To provide great flexibility, the user of the program is provided with the option of selecting lining type and thickness, profit and overhead margins, and other input data. Suggestions for selecting an appropriate value for these inputs are contained in the report. Portions of this document are not fully legible.
Harza Engineering Company150 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL United States
- WHEBY, F T
- Cikanek, E M
- Publication Date: 1973-10
- Pagination: 566 p.
- TRT Terms: Computer programs; Cost estimating; Estimates; Tunneling
- Old TRIS Terms: Costun program
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Data and Information Technology; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00071940
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: FRA-ORD/D-74-16 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-20007
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM