Accession Number : ADA187023

Title :   Cost Effectiveness of Architect-Engineer Title II Services.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Perry, James A

PDF Url : ADA187023

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to determine the cost effectiveness of Architect-Engineering (A-E) Title II (inspection) services. There are two related questions which directed this study: What is the most cost effective method for using Title II services? How does this compare to increasing the number of government inspectors? The study found several items to improve the effective use of A-E Title II services. First, a well written Statement of Work will help eliminate the problems caused by coordination and communication difficulties. A Statement of Work to be used as a guide is included in Appendix E of this thesis. Next, a linear regression model was developed to give a general idea of the appropriate ratio of inspection cost to construction cost. Finally, a table was created to give the point at which it would be more cost effective to use an in-house inspector rather than an A-E inspector. Keywords: Contracts; Contract administration; Theses; Questionnaires.

Descriptors :   *CONSTRUCTION, *INSPECTION, *COST EFFECTIVENESS, CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, COSTS, LINEAR REGRESSION ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, QUESTIONNAIRES, RATIOS, THESES, AIR FORCE FACILITIES

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE