Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Systems Engineering and Management
Alfred E. Thal, Jr., PhD
Additive construction is a potential game changing innovative alternative to conventional methods with regards to structural integrity, timeliness, and waste reduction, especially in remote locations. While there have been numerous studies into the material science, additive construction will not be a viable alternative until a cost analysis is performed. This paper details the cost elements for both methods. Breaking down the key variables of material, logistics and transportation, and labor costs garner a better understanding of the cost difference between the two construction methods.
DTIC Accession Number
Nicholson, Matthew R., "Decision Model for Additive versus Conventional Construction in Remote Locations" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 4953.