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Accession Number PB2013-103483
Title Examining Engineering Costs for Development of Highway Projects.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 59p
Personal Author K. Moffitt L. Montondon R. E. Morris
Abstract The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) commissioned a research team at Texas State University-San Marcos Department of Accounting to analyze the cost of projects by determining the cost of a preliminary engineering hour necessary to develop highways projects. The current study determined the cost of engineering design on an hourly basis using comparable direct and indirect cost definitions and allocations as used by external consulting engineering firms. The analysis consisted of three tasks: Task 1: Determine average TxDOT cost per engineering hour. Task 2: Determine the typical cost of design engineering team members. Task 3: Determine the challenges of comparing costs to the private sector, which included analysis and comparison of the various overhead rates.
Keywords Accounting
Cost analysis
Highway engineering
Project planning
State transportation departments

Source Agency Federal Highway Administration
NTIS Subject Category 50A - Highway Engineering
43G - Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
Corporate Author Southwest Texas State Univ., San Marcos.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Technical rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number N/A

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