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Environmental remediation estimating methods
Rast, Richard R.
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Kingston, MA : Reed Construction Data, [2003]

Physical Description:
xiii, 742 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
At head of title: RSMeans.
Added Corporate Author:
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As demand continues for cleanup of hazardous sites, and new opportunities and funds become available for development of brownfields and similar projects, owners are seeking better methods for early identification and management of remediation costs. Suitable cost estimating methods, as presented for this book, are essential to achieving savings as high as 75% of total project cost.

The authors help you to:

Prepare preliminary budgets Develop detailed engineering estimates, now including annual O & M costs Compare the cost of different options and select the right solution Estimate liability Review contractor quotes Negotiate settlements


52 Technologies Clearly Described . . . from air sparging and air stripping to drum removal, excavation and extraction, landfill disposal, piping, and underground storage tank closure/removal, and transportation to disposal sites. For each technology the authors explain:

When the technology is appropriate Systems design elements Key data needed for preliminary and detailed estimates Related costs, such as site work and utilities, maintenance and sampling.

Author Notes

RSMeans is North America's leading supplier of construction cost information. A product line of Reed Construction Data, RSMeans provides accurate and up-to-date cost information that helps owners, developers, architects, engineers, contractors, and others to carefully and precisely project and control the cost of both new building construction and renovation projects. In addition to its collection of annual construction cost data books, RSMeans also offers construction estimating and facilities management seminars, electronic cost databases and software, reference books, and consulting services.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book
Part I The Remediation Process
Chapter 1 Overview of Cost Engineering for Remediation Projects
Chapter 2 Environmental Remediation Laws and Regulations
Chapter 3 Remedial Action Cost Estimating Process
Chapter 4 Types of Treatment and Treatment Trains
Chapter 5 Treatment Technology Functional Groupings
Chapter 6 Site Work and Utilities
Chapter 7 Safety Levels
Part II Cost Estimating for Remediation-Treatment Technologies
Chapter 8 Advanced Oxidation Processes
Chapter 9 Air Sparging
Chapter 10 Air Stripping
Chapter 11 Bioventing
Chapter 12 Carbon Adsorption-Gas
Chapter 13 Carbon Adsorption-Liquid
Chapter 14 Coagulation and Flocculation
Chapter 15 Dewatering (Sludge)
Chapter 16 Ex Situ Bioreactors
Chapter 17 Ex Situ Land Farming
Chapter 18 Ex Situ Solidification/Stabilization
Chapter 19 Ex Situ Soil Vapor Extraction
Chapter 20 Heat-Enhanced Vapor Extraction
Chapter 21 In Situ Biodegradation Saturated Zone
Chapter 22 In Situ Land Farming
Chapter 23 In Situ Solidification
Chapter 24 Media Filtration
Chapter 25 Metals Precipitation
Chapter 26 Neutralization
Chapter 27 Off-Site Transportation and Thermal Treatment
Chapter 28 On-Site Low-Temperature Thermal Desorption
Chapter 29 Passive Water Treatment
Chapter 30 Phytoremediation
Chapter 31 Soil Flushing
Chapter 32 Soil Vapor Extraction
Chapter 33 Soil Washing
Chapter 34 Solvent Extraction
Chapter 35 Thermal and Catalytic Oxidation
Part III Cost Estimating for Remediation-Containment Technologies
Chapter 36 Capping
Chapter 37 Permeable Barriers
Chapter 38 Slurry Walls
Chapter 39 Underground Storage Tank Closure
Part IV Cost Estimating for Remediation - Removal Technologies
Chapter 40 Drum Staging
Chapter 41 Excavation
Chapter 42 Free Product RemovalFrench Drain
Chapter 43 Groundwater Extraction Wells
Chapter 44 Transportation
Part V Cost Estimating for Remediation - Discharge Technologies
Chapter 45 Discharge to POTW
Chapter 46 Infiltration Gallery
Chapter 47 Injection Wells
Part VI Cost Estimating for Remediation-Disposal Technologies
Chapter 48 Off-Site Transportation and Waste Disposal
Chapter 49 Residual Waste Management
Part VII Cost Estimating for Remediation-Ordnance Technologies
Chapter 50 Ordnance and Explosives Removal Action
Chapter 51 UXO Active Target Clearance
Part VIII Cost Estimating for Remediation-Radioactive Waste Technologies
Chapter 52 Dismantling Contaminated Building Materials
Chapter 53 Decontamination and Decommissioning Sampling and Analysis
Chapter 54 In Situ Vitrification
Chapter 55 Surface Decontamination
Part IX Cost Estimating for Remediation-Remediation Support
Chapter 56 Groundwater Monitoring Wells
Chapter 57 Monitoring
Chapter 58 Remedial Action Professional Labor Management
Chapter 59 Remedial Design
Part X Cost Estimating for Remediation-Operations and Maintenance
Chapter 60 Cost Estimating for Remediation Operations and Maintenance
Part XI Remediation Work Breakdown Structures
Chapter 61 Remediation Work Breakdown Structures
Part XII Determining Contractor Costs
Chapter 62 Contractor's General Conditions
Chapter 63 Contractor Overhead and Profit
Chapter 64 Determining Contractor Markups: Percentage Method