Engineering Economic and Cost Analysis

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Courtland A. Collier / Charles R. Glagola  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
3
Language
English
Total pages
712
Pub.-date
August 1998
ISBN13
9780673983947
ISBN
0673983943


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Description

Engineering Economic and Cost Analysis is especially written for those studying to become engineers. The third edition reflects the recent changes that have taken place in the field of engineering economy and continues to present the subject matter in a straightforward and practical manner. This book will help engineering students prepare for real-world situations and provide them with a valuable tool for how to implement cost analysis.

Features

  • Addresses important concepts in civil engineering practice with numerous worked examples.
  • Provides a logical development of economic analysis principles in the first six @chlist =  s.
  • Promotes understanding of the relationship between time and money by providing numerous cash flow diagrams.
  • Covers advanced topics like equipment replacement and double gradients in more depth than competing books.
  • NEW - Contains 165 revised examples and additional cash flow diagrams to provide greater opportunity for appreciating economic principles in practice.
  • NEW - Offers worked spreadsheet examples that allow readers to work problems with both conventional and computer methods.
  • NEW - Provides updated information for current tax laws.

New to this Edition

  • Contains 165 revised examples and additional cash flow diagrams to provide greater opportunity for appreciating economic principles in practice.
  • Offers worked spreadsheet examples that allow readers to work problems with both conventional and computer methods.
  • Provides updated information for current tax laws.

Table of Contents

I. BASIC PRINCIPLES.

 1.Quantifying Alternatives for Easier Decision Making.
 2. The Value of a Single Payment New Compared to a Single Payment in the Future.
 3. The Value of One Future Payment Compared to a Uniform Series of Payments.
 4. The Value of One Present Payment Compared to a Uniform Series of Payments.
 5. Arithmetic Gradient, G: The Constant Increment to a Series of Periodic Payments.
 6. Geometric Gradient: The Constant Percentage Increment.

II. COMPARING ALTERNATIVE PROPOSALS.

 7. Present Worth Method of Comparing Alternatives.
 8. Annual Payments Method for Comparing Alternatives.
 9. Future Worth Method of Comparing Alternatives.
10. Rate of Return Method.
11. Incremental Rate of Return (ROR) on Required Investments.
12. Break-Even Comparisons.
13. Probability Evaluation.
14. Benefit/Cost Analysis.

III. EVALUATING ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS.

15. Taxes.
16. Depreciation.
17. Bond Financing for Public Works and Corporate Investment.
18. Home Ownership and Mortgage Financing: Owning Versus Renting.
19. Investment Property.
20. Equipment Replacement Analysis.
21. Double Gradients, Arithmetic and Geometric Introduction.
22. Utility Rate Studies.
23. Inflation.

Back Cover

Engineering Economic and Cost Analysis, by Courtland A. Collier and Charles R. Glagola, is especially written for practicing engineers and those studying to become engineers. The third edition reflects the recent changes that have taken place in the field of engineering economy and continues to present the subject matter in a straightforward and practical manner. This book will help engineering students prepare for real-world situations and provide professionals with a valuable tool for how to implement cost analysis.

Features:
  • Addresses important concepts in civil engineering practice with numerous worked examples
  • Provides a logical development of economic analysis principles in the first six chapters
  • Promotes understanding of the relationship between time and money by providing numerous cash flow diagrams
  • Covers advanced topics like equipment replacement and double gradients in more depth than competing books
New to the Third Edition:
  • Contains 165 revised examples and additional cash flow diagrams to provide greater opportunity for appreciating economic principles in practice
  • Offers worked spreadsheet examples that allow readers to work problems with both conventional and computer methods
  • Provides updated information for current tax laws

Author

Dr. Glagola is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, at the University of Florida in Gainesville, specializing in the area of Construction Engineering and Management. Research interests include: cost engineering, value engineering, total quality management, innovative contracting methods and engineering education. Dr. Glagola has been heavily involved in the curriculum innovation and renewal process at the local and national levels and has been working with the Southeast University and College Coalition for Engineering Education (SUCCEED). Other projects include innovative contracting methods and quality control for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). He has published articles in the Journal of Construction of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Journal of Science and Engineering Ethics, and has presented papers at national meetings of the American Society of Engineering Education and the Transportation Research Board.

Dr. Glagola is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society for Quality Control, the American Society for Engineering Education as well as other professional organizations. He belongs to Chi Epsilon, the national civil engineering honorary, and Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honorary. Dr. Glagola is actively involved with student organizations, serving as an advisor to the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. In his student related activities, Dr. Glagola teaches the engineering economy review course for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam which is a graduation requirement for civil engineering students at the University of Florida.