Earthwork Transportation Allocations: Operations Research

by Shrikant M. Nandgaonkar, Civ. Engrg. Advisor; Kabul Municipality, Kabul, Afghanistan,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 2, Pg. 373-392

Document Type: Journal Paper


Application of the transportation technique of operations research to the problem of allocation of earthwork from several borrow areas to fill areas has been studied for a large earthwork project at Ahmednagar, India. The case study analysis showed the possibility of a reduction in transportation cost. However, it was observed that to maintain optimality of cost at all times the existing precontract procedures need to be suitably modified.

Subject Headings: Earthwork | Case studies | Transportation studies | Fills | Developing countries | Construction costs | India | Asia

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