COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR ESTIMATING COSTS OF TUNNELING

The paper describes a computer program that performs all logic and computations customarily done by hand in preparation of engineers' estimates or contractors' bids on tunnel-shaft systems. The program is based on construction methods, work forces and equipment selections corresponding to the current state-of-the-art of rock, soft ground and cut-and-cover tunnelling. The program contains logic to permit estimates of cost of complicated tunnel-shaft systems, as well as quantities Cost computations are based on user-input requirements and site conditions, such as tunnel shape and size, shaft depth, ground characteristics, construction methods, and other factors. The user of the program is provided with options for accepting designs built into the program or overriding these designs by his own inputs.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 185-206
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129089
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1976 12:00AM