Regression models estimate pipeline construction costs

Zhenhua RuiPaul A. MetzDouglas B. ReynoldsGang ChenXiyu ZhouUniversity of Alaska-FairbanksFairbanks, Alas.This article develops five regression models to estimate pipeline construction component costs for different types of pipelines in different regions. It then uses the regression results to investigate cost differences between regions, pipeline cross-sectional area, and pipeline length.BackgroundResearchers have long used historical pipeline cost data to estimate the projected construction costs of different types of future pipelines.1-5 Such data allowed development of five pipeline construction-component cost estimation models in this article with multiple nonlinear regression, with ...

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