Cost Estimating Guide for Performing Economic Analyses in the Military Construction, Army (MCA) Process
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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An economic analysis EA is required for most projects proposed for the Military Construction Army MCA program. The EA helps determine which alternative for a project is cost effective, and which alternative would obligate the Army to the lowest overall life cycle costs. Computer programs are available to automate the actual preparation of the analysis and report but they cannot actually gather and apply cost data this must be done by an analyst. This report provides useful information for both the inexperienced and the experienced analyst. It provides an overview of cost estimating in the MCA process, a definition of terms and basic principles, methods of computing and documenting costs, and sources for specific cost data. Also included are sample worksheets to help the analyst organize data for input to the Economic Analysis Package ECONPACK computer program, and several examples of EA reports generated by ECONPACK.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies