ENGINEERING ECONOMY AND ENERGY CONSIDERATIONS INCIDENTAL COSTS DURING CONSTRUCTION

Part of the 2 to 4 percent of the cost of many projects is for incidental items (including finishing structures and job cleanup) which provide long-term benefits as well as temporary and minimally observed aesthetics. Project costs can be reduced by emphasizing aesthetics that are permanent and highly visible, and by minimizing temporary maintenance and minimally observed aesthetics. Suggestions are also made regarding reduction of trash pick up requirements, use of reasonable erosion control measures, requirements for cleaning water, reasonable rut filling requirements, and the finishing of concrete structures only on surfaces which are directly exposed to view.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011
  • Authors:
    • Lamkin, J
    • McFarland, W F
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131364
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: 2-9-74-214
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM