Cost Estimating Manual for Water Treatment Facilities

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ISBN-13: 9780471729976
ISBN-10: 0471729973
Author: Susumu Kawamura; William T McGivney
Pages: 224

Cost Estimating Manual for Water Treatment Facilities guides engineers, planners and contractors through the process of estimating the cost of building water treatment facilities. Based on more than 80 years of the authors' collective experience, the book not only enables readers to arrive at a dependable estimate, it shows readers how to do it quickly with a minimum of information and supporting data. In order to ensure reliability, the authors have compiled and analyzed the results from their own construction cost estimates for more than 500 projects as well as the results from many other engineers and contractors. The book identifies 43 treatment processes, nine types of water treatment plants and five additional types of advanced water treatment plants. The book then demonstrate how to calculate costs for each element, accounting for needed mark-ups and allowances in order to arrive at the total plant construction cost. Includes:

  • Examples of cost estimates for different water treatment processes
  • Historical data from several public agencies
  • Sample tables for 10 mgd and 100 mgd product water flow rates for each type of treatment plant
  • Accompanying CD-ROM with Excel spreadsheets enable readers to perform estimates using their own data.

Hardcover. Includes CD.