ECONOMIC STUDIES: CAPITAL COST ANALYSIS OF AIRPORT ALTERNATIVES

A SERIES OF AIRPORT ALTERNATIVES FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA WERE REVIEWED FOR COST AND THEN CONSIDERED ON A PRESENT VALUE BASIS TO ALLOW FURTHER ASSESSMENTS WHEN WEIGHED AGAINST ANTICIPATED INCOME AND OTHER BENEFITS. COST DATA WERE ACCUMULATED ON CURRENT AND PROJECTED BASES, AND ORDER-OF-MAGNITUDE COST ESTIMATES WERE MADE FOR 37 ALTERNATIVE AIRPORT EXPANSION PROJECTS AT 20 AIRPORTS. THE EXPANSION OF GENERAL AVIATION AIRPORTS WAS ESTIMATED BY USING EXISTING MASTER PLANS WHICH INCLUDED ADDING A SECOND RUNWAY OR EXTENDING AN EXISTING ONE, AND ADDING TAXIWAYS, TIE-DOWN AREAS, APRONS, OR A TOWER. RAPID TRANSIT CONNECTIONS WERE INCLUDED IN COMMERCIAL AIRPORT PROJECTS. THE PROJECTS VARIED IN COST BECAUSE OF EXPENSIVE FILL AND DIKING REQUIREMENTS. THE MAJOR COMPONENTS OF THE PROJECT ARE LAND, BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, AND HEAVY CONSTRUCTION. THESE ARE CONSIDERED, ALONG WITH THE EFFECTS OF THEIR DIFFERENT RATES OF ESCALATION.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bechtel Corp, San Francisco

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  • Publication Date: 1971-10

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 160 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202328
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Scientific & Technical Aerospace Repts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1982 12:00AM