Construction (111 - 120 of 259 items)
Better Planning Can Reduce Size of Wastewater Treatment Facilities, Saving Millions in Construction Costs
CED-82-82: Published: Jul 8, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1982.
GAO conducted a review to evaluate the effectiveness of the facility planning process for constructing wastewater treatment plants and to determine whether changed conditions, such as increases or decreases in population projections or industrial flow for proposed service areas, were recognized and incorporated into the facility plans before the plant was designed or before construction started.GA...
Comments on Amendments to H.R. 5540
B-206673: Published: Jul 8, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO offered comments on one of the amendments to H.R. 5540 which applies Davis-Bacon Act prevailing wage standards to the construction, repair, or alteration of any projects or equipment installation, funded by a guarantee, loan, or grant under amendments to the Defense Production Act. The amendments authorize the Secretary of Labor to fix minimum wages in a...
The Army Should Evaluate the Need for Previously Planned Military Facilities
PLRD-82-91: Published: Jun 24, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1982.
As part of the Army's fiscal year (FY) 1982 military construction program, Congress approved eight construction projects, valued at $14.1 million, to support the joint deployment of the Stand-Off Target Acquisition System (SOTAS) and the Quick Fix Weapon System. In November 1981, Congress terminated funds for further development and procurement of SOTAS hardware.With the termination of the SOTAS p...
Request To Fully Fund Two Nuclear Aircraft Carriers in Fiscal Year 1983
MASAD-82-27: Published: Mar 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's proposal for fully funding two nuclear aircraft carriers in fiscal year (FY) 1983 to determine if their projected delivery schedule and cost avoidance estimate are achievable. According to the Navy, fully funding both carriers in FY 1983 will result in a delivery date for each which will be about 2 years earlier than would be possible if...
FERC Authority as Least Cost Regulator
118201: Apr 23, 1982
GAO discussed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) authority to affect least cost investment strategies by utilities, the degree to which it has exercised such authority, and the limitations which may hinder FERC from serving as a model least cost regulator for the Nation. FERC is responsible for regulating the transmission and wholesale sales of electricity in interstate commerce and...
Information on Federal Funding of Portions of the San Luis Unit of the California Central Valley Project
CED-82-64: Published: Apr 13, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the funding, obligations, and expenditures for constructing the distribution systems and drains component of the San Luis Unit of the California Central Valley Project.The proposed system will be the largest system ever built by the Bureau of Reclamation and will irrigate more than one-half million acres. Although construction of...
Review of the Adequacy of Procedures Followed in Selecting Section 8 Developers
119780: Apr 8, 1982
GAO reviewed procedures followed by three Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) area offices in selecting developers for new construction and substantial rehabilitation projects. The purpose of the review was to evaluate the effectiveness of the procedures under the Section 8 Lower Income Rental Assistance Program administered by HUD and to identify ways to improve the selection proces...
TVA Needs To Develop a Formal Process for Determining Whether To Construct Projects In-House or by Private Contractor
EMD-82-49: Published: Mar 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1982.
GAO was asked to examine the policies used by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in determining whether to contract for construction or to perform the construction in-house. GAO was asked to determine: (1) whether TVA has a policy whereby the costs of using its own employees versus the costs of using private contractors for construction projects are compared; (2) if TVA has such a policy, whethe...
The Effectiveness of the Department of Labor's Office of Construction Industry Services
AFMD-82-28: Published: Dec 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1981.
The overall objectives of the Office of Construction Industry Services (OCIS) are to improve productivity in the construction industry and to reduce the costs of construction services procured by Federal, State, and local governments. Approaches have centered on reducing the seasonality of public construction and improving cooperation among labor, management, and government in construction procure...