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Questionable Wage Determinations Issued by the Department of Labor for a Bridge Project in Alabama
HRD-78-128: Published: Jun 20, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1978.
The Davis-Bacon Act requires that laborers and mechanics employed on federal construction projects costing more than $2,000 be paid wages and benefits based on prevailing rates. Wage determinations are set forth by the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division. Contractors complained that wage determinations applicable to the Mobile Bay Bridge project in Alabama would have the effect of using h...
Review of Navy's Fiscal Year 1979 Appropriation Request for Funds To Construct Trident Base Support Facilities and for Community Impact Assistance
LCD-78-328: Published: Jun 14, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1978.
The Navy's Trident submarine base under construction in Kitsap County, Washington, includes facilities for missile assembly, maintenance, and storage; personnel training and housing; and maintenance of the 10-ship Trident squadron. The fiscal year 1979 appropriation request for the Trident military construction program includes $6.34 million for construction of four Trident base projects and $10.3...
Savings Possible through Further Design Standardization of Bachelor Enlisted Quarters
LCD-78-311: Published: Mar 9, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1978.
Within statutory cost and Department of Defense (DOD) space limits, the military services generally have been free, and encouraged, to develop bachelor housing concepts and designs to suit their requirements and preferences. As a result, each service has developed one or more basic housing concepts to meet its needs, and there are seven basic concepts used today.Housing provided by the services is...
Economic Feasibility of the District of Columbia's Proposed Civic Center
102634: Jun 29, 1977
Analysis of the economic feasibility of the civic center proposed for the District of Columbia did not result in definite views due to the existence of several significant areas of uncertainty. These areas of uncertainty were: (1) whether the center could attract the additional visitors and related private development to produce a profit to the city as predicted; (2) whether the District could con...
Review of the Navy's Fiscal Year 1978 Appropriation Request for Trident Support Facilities Construction Program
LCD-77-350: Published: Jun 22, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1977.
The Navy's fiscal year 1978 appropriation request to construct support facilities at Bangor, Washington, for Trident submarines was reviewed, including the $109.4 million for 14 different Trident-related construction projects and $11.5 million for increased municipal facilities and services resulting from the Trident support base.The need for on-base retail facilities (estimated to cost $4.8 milli...
Proposed Rescission of Funds Appropriated for Construction of Hopper Dredges
B-115398: Published: Apr 8, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1977.
No summary is currently available...
Consolidation of the Air Force's Environmental and Radiological Health Laboratories
LCD-77-323: Published: Apr 6, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1977.
The Secretary of the Air Force announced the consolidation at Brooks Air Force Base, Texas, of the environmental health laboratories located at Kelly Air Force Base, Texas, and the McClellan Air Force Base, California, and the radiological health laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. GAO believes the Air Force's proposed use of minor military construction funds to finance building m...
Alternatives to Constructing a New Denver Mint
LCD-76-458: Published: Dec 6, 1976. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1976.
The need for a new Denver Mint was reviewed following a request by the Bureau of the Mint for $65 million to construct a new mint on the basis that coin demand was increasing. Four different models were used to forecast future coin requirements.Coin requirements for 1990 range from 17 to 50 billion coins, depending on the forecast model used. The most likely estimate of coin requirements for 1990...
Observations for Improving Depot-Level Maintenance Construction in the Department of Defense
LCD-76-432: Published: Jun 7, 1976. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1976.
No summary is currently available...
Optimizing the Choices
094642: Mar 24, 1976
Comments were presented on the possibility of increasing production by optimizing the choices which arise in the building procurement process and which continue throughout the life of the facility. The ways in which a building or facility is acquired are changing and will probably continue to change and affect justifications, plans, designs, management of construction, and management of a structur...