"It is customary for highway departments to set up certain finances in addition to the contract price to take care of engineering and slight overruns in the contract quantities. Generally a certain percentage of the contract price is used. The Missouri Highway Commission follow the practice of setting up 10% of the contract price to finance the engineering, contingencies, and slight overruns. The term "engineering" as referred to in this paper consists of the salaries and incidental expenses of the project engineer and his assistants, project office rent, and transportation. It will be noted that the preliminary survey work, blue printing and other administration costs are not included in this ten per cent fund...An analysis of a number of projects will readily show why ten percent of the contract price would not adequately take care of the necessary engineering alone"--page 1-2.
Butler, Joe Beaty, 1895-1955
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Professional Degree in Civil Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
25 pages, 2 plates
© 1934 Walter J. Shaffer, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Cost -- Statistics
Highway engineering -- Economic aspects
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Link to Catalog Recordhttp://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b1068860~S5
Shaffer, Walter John, "Cost of engineering on highway projects" (1934). Professional Degree Theses. 79.