THE COST OF REMOVING LEAD PAINT: A FEDERAL HIGHWAY STUDY

In February 1995, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a report on lead-containing paint removal, containment, and disposal, based on a study initiated in 1989 on removing lead-based paint from bridges. This article is a reprint of Section VIII of that report, titled "Cost." The cost breakdown can be classified as surface preparation costs, containment costs, and disposal costs. The general formula commonly used to develop a cost estimate for a project is surface preparation costs plus paint application costs plus materials costs multiplied by a difficulty factor depending on height and intricacy of the structure. Other items--such as containment, environmental monitoring, and worker protection--drive the cost of the project up. Information on a relevant upcoming FHWA study is included.

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    Technology Publishing Company

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  • Authors:
    • SMITH, L
    • Tinklenberg, G
    • Peart, J
  • Publication Date: 1996-1

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 56-65
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  • Accession Number: 00720404
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 5 1996 12:00AM