METHODS OF SHELTER COST ANALYSIS.
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The report presents the results of an examination of computer methods of determining immediate and long-term total cost of shelter incorporated within a building at a preliminary design stage. All cost items comprising total cost were investigated and analyzed. This study concluded that many of the items comprising long-term total cost were indeterminate to such a degree that computer methods of analysis would not produce defensible estimates. To develop a method of shelter cost analysis, at a preliminary design stage, will require development of standards and design logic to analyze the effects of changes in building geometry and components to provide protection against effects of nuclear weapons. These factors, which may be identified, influence costs and a program may be developed to account for the factors in producing estimates. Once this data is developed, and with the application of an In-Place Unit Method of cost estimating, realistic immediate alternative shelter cost estimates may be produced. It is believed that development and implementation of these techniques would make it practical to quickly assess protection factors and the impact of cost of changes in geometry, mass, aperture, lighting and ventilation. Probably one of the most useful applications would be in sensitivity analysis of several alternatives to determine optimum shelter cost. Author
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Civil Defense