Planning and Design Guidelines for Small Craft Harbors—Economic factors and Finance

ASCE Ports and Harbors Task Committee (Paper Prepared by Lawrence E. Williams, Fred A. Klancnik, Patrick L. Phillips)

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '92


The purpose of this paper is to present, in draft form, the fourth chapter of a technical report on the planning and design of small craft harbors being prepared by a special task force of the ASCE Ports and Harbors Committee for publication in 1993. This paper, along with the drafts of the other three chapters which will comprise the final report, will be discussed at the Ports '92 Conference in Seattle, Washington. Every attempt has been made to be comprehensive by drawing on the experience of professionals from across the United States. It is recognized, however, that this draft is not complete at the time of this presentation and comments and suggestions for improvements are requested by the authors. The contents of this chapter of the report presents the economic and financial aspects of planning small craft harbors. The principles and methodology which are discussed can be applied to projects of all types and sizes. The purpose of the chapter is to identify basic economic concepts and fundamental financial directions which should be considered by the developer of a small craft harbor.

Subject Headings: Small craft | Economic factors | Publications | Professional development | Professional societies | Financial management | Ports and harbors | United States

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