Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Civil Engineering Economics or Economy

 
Resources
 
Civil Engineering: ECONOMY. Authors: Donald G. Newman, Donald G. Newnan, Format: Paperback, 108 pages.
 
Journal Construction Management and Economics, 12 issues per year
 
 
VALUE ENGINEERING & COST SAVING ISSUES ON USA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOTS) - Paper related to Highway construction - Download the paper from
 
COST REDUCTION STRATEGIES FOR CONTRACTORS Through Risk Management
 
Why are you ignoring the cost reduction profit that a Red Rhino™ 5000 series compact crusher makes?
 
 
 
 
CE1451 ENGINEERING ECONOMICS AND COST ANALYSIS 3 0 0 100

OBJECTIVE
The main objective of this course is to make the Civil Engineering student know about the basic law of economics, how to organise a business, the financial aspects related to business, different methods of appraisal of projects and pricing techniques. At the end of this course the student shall have the knowledge of how to start a construction business, how to get finances, how to account, how to price and bid and how to assess the health of a project.

1. BASIC ECONOMICS 15
Definition of economics - nature and scope of economic science - nature and scope of managerial economics - basic terms and concepts - goods - utility - value - wealth - factors of production - land - its peculiarities - labour - economies of large and small scale - consumption - wants - its characteristics and classification - law of diminishing marginal utility - relation between economic decision and technical decision - Demand - demand schedule - demand curve - law of demand - elasticity of demand - types of elasticity - factors determining elasticity - measurement - its significance - supply - supply schedule - supply curve - law of supply - elasticity of supply - time element in the determination of value - market price and normal price - perfect competition - monopoly - monopolistic competition

2. ORGANISATION AND FINANCING 15
Forms of business - proprietorship - partnership - joint stock company - cooperative organisation - state enterprise - mixed economy - money and banking - banking - kinds - commercial banks - central banking functions - control of credit - monetary policy - credit instrument - Types of financing - Short term borrowing - Long term borrowing - Internal generation of funds - External commercial borrowings - Assistance from government budgeting support and international finance corporations - analysis of financial statement – Balance Sheet - Profit and Loss account - Funds flow statement

3. COST ANALYSIS 10
Types of costing – traditional costing approach - activity base costing - Fixed Cost – variable cost – marginal cost – cost output relationship in the short run and in long run – pricing practice – full cost pricing – marginal cost pricing – going rate pricing – bid pricing – pricing for a rate of return – appraising project profitability –internal rate of return – pay back period – net present value – cost benefit analysis – feasibility reports – appraisal process – technical feasibility- economic feasibility – financial feasibility

4. BREAK EVEN ANALYSIS 5
Basic assumptions – break even chart – managerial uses of break even analysis

TOTAL : 45
TEXT BOOKS
1. Dewett K.K. & Varma J.D., Elementary Economic Theory, S Chand
2. Sharma JC “Construction Management and Accounts” Satya Prakashan, New Delhi
REFERENCES
1. Barthwal R.R., Industrial Economics - An Introductory Text Book, New Age
2. Jhingan M.L., Micro Economic Theory, Konark
3. Samuelson P.A., Economics - An Introductory Analysis, McGraw-Hill
4. Adhikary M., Managerial Economics
5. Khan MY and Jain PK “Financial Management” McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., Ltd
6. Varshney RL and Maheshwary KL “ Managerial Economics” S Chand and Co
 
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