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1.011 Project Evaluation, Spring 2003

Boston's South Station under renovation, from the student project South Station Transportation Center in Boston in the projects section.
Boston's South Station under renovation, from the student project "South Station Transportation Center in Boston" in the projects section. (Photo courtesy of Will Fowler.)

Highlights of this Course

This course site features a selection of student term projects, along with lecture notes and other materials used by students in the course.

Course Description

1.011 examines methodologies for evaluating civil engineering projects, which typically are large-scale, long-lived projects involving many economic, financial, social, and environmental factors. Topics covered include: basic techniques of engineering economics, including net present value analysis, life-cycle costing, benefit-cost analysis, and other approaches to project evaluation, resource and cost estimation procedures appropriate for large-scale infrastructure systems, and incorporating service quality, risk, environmental impacts, and other factors within the evaluation process. Examples are drawn from building design and construction, transportation systems, urban development, environmental projects, water resource management, and other elements of both the public and private infrastructure.


Dr. Carl Martland

Teaching Assistant:
Lexcie Lu

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session




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