A model is described which may be used by municipalities considering privatizing the construction of infrastructure projects to determine whether private or pbulic financing would be more economical. The model runs on a personal computer, uses a series of mathematical equations to examine 40 variables, and make a determination of the project's private or public feasibility. Variables include the cost and term of construction, operation and maintenance costs, cost escalations, interest rates, bond insurance costs, target rate of return on equity, depreciation of project components, and other factors. The model also does 'what if' scenarios. The model can be run in less than a day once the data is loaded.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

    330 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Publication Date: 1991-8-26

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 20
  • Serial:
    • ENR
    • Volume: 227
    • Issue Number: 8
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0891-9526

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00611248
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1991 12:00AM