Accession Number : AD0748113

Title :   The Construction Industry: Vulnerability to Nuclear Attack and Postattack Capabilities.

Descriptive Note : Final summary rept.,

Corporate Author : URS RESEARCH CO SAN MATEO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Van Horn,William H.

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 201

Abstract : The three major components of the construction industry were identified as the command function (the owner or client), the design function (architects and engineers), and the construction function (general contractors). A demand/response analysis indicated that industry, utilities, and railroads were likely to present the heaviest demands on the construction industry. Under light attack conditions, the construction industry can readily cope with postattack demands, but under heavy attack conditions, restoration times are likely to be excessive. However, the resources of the construction industry are relatively easily rechanneled to high priority areas; even under heavy attack, the construction industry is likely to survive as a viable force. The industry elements critical to its operation are design, management, materials, labor, and equipment. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INDUSTRIES, VULNERABILITY), (*NUCLEAR WARFARE, INDUSTRIES), RECOVERY, CIVIL DEFENSE, MANPOWER, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, EARTH HANDLING EQUIPMENT, MOBILIZATION, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE