“Project Risk Quantification” – A book by John K. Hollmann

It has come to my attention that John K. Hollmann has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from AACE International and I want to offer him my congratulations. This news prompted me to take another look at his recent book “Project Risk Quantification” from www.decisions-books.com. What I did not appreciate in my first review is that  … Read more


Saudi Arabia – Industrial & Commercial Current Construction Costs

The following square foot (SF) & square meter (M2) value costs include all construction materials, labor, plant hire / construction equipment, general conditions / preliminaries, overhead & profit. Excluded from the costs are Owners’ costs such as front end studies, Owners’ internal engineering / CM / inspection services, material handling equipment, fixtures & furniture, manufacturing  … Read more


Order of Magnitude Road / Highway Costs

Costs include Clearing, Excavation, Stone, Tarmacadam / Paving, Concrete, PC Concrete, Reinforcement, Form work, Structural Steel, Safety Barriers, Labor, Construction Equipment, Detailed Design & Construction Management / Inspection. (Accuracy +/-20%). Major road, 2 lanes, 12’ wide each lane & 2 # 3’ wide shoulder, no bridges, N.E. USA $5.34 million per mile. $3.34 million per  … Read more