TIME-SAVING METHODS IN HIGHWAY ENGINEERING - CHAPTER 7: CONTRACTS, ESTIMATES, SPECIFICATIONS

STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT RESPONSES TO SIX QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO COMPARATIVE COST ESTIMATING, MENSURATION OF PAY ITEMS, COMPUTATION OF PAY QUANTITY, RATE PER UNIT, AND PRELIMINARY ESTIMATION ARE PRESENTED IN A TABLE AND IN A QUESTION-BY-QUESTION SUMMARY. THE QUESTIONS DEAL WITH CONTRACTS, ESTIMATES AND SPECIFICATIONS, USE OF COMPUTING MACHINES AND STATISTICAL TABLES, INFORMATION ON CHANGES IN BASIS OF PAYMENT, METHOD OF MEASUREMENT, MODIFICATIONS OF PROPOSAL FORM, AND ADVERTISEMENT. SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS REPORTED INCLUDE: USE OF HIGH-SPEED COMPUTING MACHINES, INCREASED USE OF TABULAR DATA IN HIGHWAY COST ESTIMATING, EXTENSION OF LUMP-SUM CONTRACTS, PROVISION FOR PAYMENT ON BASIS OF PLAN QUANTITIES, COMBINING OF COMPONENT PARTS INTO ONE PAY-ITEM, EXCLUSION OF MINOR ITEMS FROM CONTRACTORS NOTICE, PROVISION FOR OPTIONS IN METHOD OF MEASUREMENT OF PAY QUANTITIES, USE OF DIE-CUT STENCILS, AND USE OF OTHER DISCIPLINES.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • pp 156-180, 2 TAB
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Research Board

    2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC    20418
  • Authors:
    • Campbell, M E
  • Publication Date: 1956-3

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  • Accession Number: 00202043
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 11 1972 12:00AM