Industrialized Building Construction Time/Cost Model - First Quarter FY 76 Results.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN ILL
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The timecost project was developed as a means of comparing the cost and delivery time of industrialized building with that of conventional building to form a basis for selecting the best type of facility construction. A new cost-estimating procedure was needed to provide cost estimates for industrialized building without reference to drawings or specifications. This report describes the results of a July 1975 survey administered to a sample of industrialized builders of housing products. The survey was designed to find those variables which could predict differences in the cost and delivery time of housing products. The statistical summaries of the three major types of housing producers panelized, modular, mobile are presented, along with tests for the significance of differences in physical plant, production time, and employee characteristics. A followup questionnaire was sent to respondents to clarify confusion in the skilled versus unskilled classification of employees. Since the survey did not contain a sufficient diversity of material types of erection time data to yield the anticipated results, this report discusses the future direction for the project. Author
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology