Construction costs (21 - 30 of 66 items)
Florida's Sunshine Skyway Bridge--Design and Construction Concerns
RCED-85-32: Published: Dec 14, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the construction of Florida's Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Specifically, GAO reported on the design process, federal and state efforts to ensure that the bridge is being built to specifications, and a group of technical concerns about the bridge.GAO found that Florida followed its consultant engineer contracting procedures, although it did not audit th...
The Army's Construction of Dependent Classrooms at Fort Irwin, CA
NSIAD-85-29: Published: Dec 13, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's construction of temporary classrooms at Ft. Irwin, California, using operation and maintenance funding which had been appropriated to the Department of Defense (DOD) Dependent School Program.GAO found that relevant legislation authorizes DOD to construct educational facilities on military bases and that appropriations were available to D...
Construction of the Cuyahoga County Justice Center in Cleveland, Ohio
B-159317: Published: Mar 17, 1972. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Investigation Into the Construction Costs of the Compton Avenue and Nebraska Avenue Overpasses on Interstate Route 44 in St. Louis, Missouri
B-164497(3): Published: May 15, 1972. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Cost Overrun on the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility
PLRD-82-123: Published: Sep 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1982.
GAO reviewed the reasons for the cost overrun on the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility (ASTF) construction process and discussed the construction of the Space Transportation System (STS) support facilities with Air Force and Army Corps of Engineers officials to determine whether the design responsibilities for these facilities were split between the Air Force and the Corps in ways similar to th...
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...
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...
Reforming Interest Provisions in Federal Water Laws Could Save Millions
CED-82-3: Published: Oct 22, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1981.
The cost of financing the construction of federal water projects for irrigation and municipal and industrial consumers has increased substantially since the first projects were built in the early 1900's. Because conditions have changed since repayment policies were established, GAO took a look at the full cost of financing water projects to determine whether expenditures can be reduced.By law, wat...
Wyoming Wastewater Treatment Facility Proves Unsuccessful
CED-81-94: Published: Jun 15, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1981.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated the circumstances surrounding the failure of the wastewater treatment facility in Thayne, Wyoming.The $1.15 million facility is now being used by 106 sewage hookups in Thayne while the Star Valley Cheese Corporation (SVCC), for which the facility was principally designed, discharges its wastes directly into the local waterway. Throughout its hi...