COST COMPARISON BETWEEN SUBTERRENE AND CURRENT TUNNELING METHODS
A study was made to compare tunnel construction costs between the Subterrene tunneling system and methods currently in use. Three completed tunnels were selected for study cases to represent finished diameters ranging from 3.05 meters (10 feet) to 6.25 meters (20.5 feet). The study cases were normalized by deleting extraneous work and assigning labor, equipment, and materials costs for the Southern California area in 1974. Detailed cost estimates (shown in Appendix A) were then made for the three tunnels for baseline. A conceptual nuclear powered Subterrene tunneling machine (NSTM) was designed. It was assumed that NSTM's were available for each of the three baseline tunnels. Costs were estimated (shown in Appendix B) for the baseline tunnels driven by NSTM.
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- Bledsoe, J D
- Hill, J E
- Coon, R F
- Publication Date: 1975-5
- Pagination: 100 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternatives analysis; Analysis; Construction; Costs; Excavating equipment; Excavation and tunneling; Melting; Methodology; Nuclear excavation; Nuclear reactors; Rocks; Tunnel lining; Tunneling machines
- Uncontrolled Terms: Construction costs; Cost analysis
- Subject Areas: Construction; Economics; Finance; Geotechnology; Highways; Society;
- Accession Number: 00093192
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: 9013 Final Rpt., NSF/RA/T-75-001
- Contract Numbers: NSF-C840
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 3 1976 12:00AM