Technical Reports

Tunneling Cost Analysis

  • 01
  • Mar
  • 1971
AUTHOR: Louis A. Spittel, James C. Willyard
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: FRA-RT-71-73
SUBJECT: Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Tunneling, Cost Analysis
ABSTRACT: This report provides the Office of High Speed Ground Transportation with a review and analysis of tunnel construction costs. The data for all cost analyses in the report were obtained from historical records of tunnel owners, contractors, and equipment and material manufacturers throughout the United States. The report proper includes discussions regarding the data gathering process, the method of analysis employed,and the tunneling cost estimating relationships. Also, included is a brief review of the cost impact of differences in tunnel design and construction policies.

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