Accession Number : AD0750919

Title :   A Study to Determine if Design and Build Procurement Methods for Military Family Housing are more Economical than Conventional or Two Step Methods.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Smith,George D. ; Krausse,Daniel A.

Report Date : 15 SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : Until the late 1960s, all military family housing was procured under the conventional method. The Air Force then began using the two step procurement method. At about the same time the Navy began using a design and build method called 'Turnkey.' The study tests tow hypotheses: (1) Turnkey is less costly than the other methods and (2) Turnkey is faster than the other methods. For forty-seven projects built primarily in Fiscal Years 1970 and 1971 it was found that the Two Step and the Conventional methods are statistically significantly cheaper than the Turnkey method. There was no statistically significant difference in the time required to complete a project among the three methods. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY PROCUREMENT, HOUSING(DWELLINGS)), (*HOUSING(DWELLINGS), MILITARY REQUIREMENTS), CONTRACTS, COSTS, CONSTRUCTION, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, THESES

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE