TUNNEL COST ESTIMATING UNDER CONDITIONS OF UNCERTAINTY
Of all areas of heavy construction, tunnel projects are subject to perhaps the greatest degree of uncertainty from the standpoint of predicting cost and progress. Sources of uncertainty include the unknown nature of geologic conditions along the tunnel alignment, and the difficulty of estimating the performance of men and equipment within the narrow confines of the tunnel. In this report a method is presented for explicitly reflecting these uncertainties in estimates of the time and cost of tunnel construction.
- Also pub. as Tunnel Construction-5.
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyDepartment of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA United States 02139
National Science FoundationDivision of Advanced Technology Applications
Washington, DC United States 20550
- Wyatt, R D
- Publication Date: 1974-9
- Pagination: 211 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Construction; Construction equipment; Construction management; Cost estimating; Costs; Engineering geology; Estimates; Estimating; Excavation and tunneling; Probability theory; Rocks; Scheduling; Subways; Theses; Tunneling; Uncertainty; Underground structures
- Uncontrolled Terms: Construction costs; Cost analysis
- Old TRIS Terms: Rock tunneling; Subway construction; Underground supporting
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Construction; Data and Information Technology; Design; Finance; Geotechnology; Highways; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00091757
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: R75-13 Tech. Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: NSF-GI-34029
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 10 1981 12:00AM