Written by an expert in the field of pipeline system engineering, this book describes how to plan, schedule, and implement efficient, cost-effective trenchless technology piping projects. Filled with detailed illustrations and real-world examples, Trenchless Technology: Planning, Equipment, and Methods explains how to accurately compare the costs of trenchless projects, considering geotechnical and rock mass impacts, drilling fluids, and locating and tracking equipment.
This in-depth reference provides important information on how to estimate the cost of labor and equipment and schedule trenchless piping projects. A wide range of trenchless technology methods suitable for various ground and project conditions are discussed in this practical resource.
Introduction to Trenchless Technology and Cost Estimating and Scheduling
Life Cycle Cost Analysis
Effects of Different Project Delivery Methods on Costs and Schedule
Different Types of Cost Estimating and Scheduling
Pricing Self-performed and subcontractor Work
Cost Estimating and Scheduling for New Pipe Installations
Conventional Pipe Jacking and Utility Tunneling
Horizontal Auger Boring
Horizontal Directional Drilling
Pilot Tube Microtunneling
Cost Estimating and Scheduling for Existing Pipe Renewals
Cost Estimating and Scheduling for Pipe Replacement Methods
Cost Estimating and Scheduling for Manhole Renewals
Project Closeout and Delivery Requirements