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Qualitative Evaluation Of Transportation Construction Related Social Costs And Their Impacts On The Local Community

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Qualitative Evaluation Of Transportation Construction Related Social Costs And Their Impacts On The Local Community

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dc.contributor.author Ferguson, Amanda en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-25T19:23:07Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-25T19:23:07Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-25
dc.date.submitted January 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-11661 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/11165
dc.description.abstract Although construction is valuable after completion, it can cause many disturbances throughout the duration of the project. These negative impacts, such as economic losses and annoyances, which face the community surrounding a construction project, are referred to as social costs. They are the inconveniences that confront the general public and take many forms such as traffic delays and congestion, decreased revenue, increased accidents, and air and noise pollution. Social costs negatively affect the surrounding environment and everyday quality of life. Social costs are often not incorporated into construction design, planning or budgets. This can be attributed to the complexity of quantifying above inconveniences and the fact that most social costs do not affect the contractual parties, i.e. the project owner and the contractor. Instead, the community endures the negative impacts of construction. To change the mindset of both owners and contractors and to provide a safe construction zone with minimal inconveniences, it is imperative to understand the public's opinion of these costs. By use of surveys, this research evaluates the impacts of construction on the community, both local businesses and residents. With a better knowledge and understanding of social cost impacts it is possible to reduce inconveniences and nuisances due to construction operations. This thesis concludes that the construction related social costs businesses incur include customer decline and financial loss whereas residents find traffic delays and congestions to be more of an intrusive inconvenience. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Najafi, Mohammad en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Civil & Environmental Engineering en_US
dc.title Qualitative Evaluation Of Transportation Construction Related Social Costs And Their Impacts On The Local Community en_US
dc.type M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Najafi, Mohammad en_US
dc.degree.department Civil & Environmental Engineering en_US
dc.degree.discipline Civil & Environmental Engineering en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.S. en_US

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