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Master of Science


Department of Systems Engineering and Management

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Mark N. Goltz, PhD


The purpose of this research was to develop and test a method that can be used to expeditiously estimate costs of hazardous waste site remediation at US DoD installations in Korea allowing decision-makers to formulate remediation strategy. This objective was addressed through answering the following questions: (1) What cost and time constraints do the decision-makers have in developing remediation cost estimates; (2) What degree of accuracy do the decision-makers require in cost estimates; (3) What estimating models are available for determining costs of remediation activities; (4) Have models been used to estimate remediation activities' costs at Korean installations; and (5) Of the models elicited in question (3), which met the needs of decision-makers as defined in questions (1) and (2)? This research resulted in selection of the Remedial Action Cost Engineering and Requirements system as a model for use in obtaining expeditious site specific costs. A regression model was developed for use in obtaining a rough estimate of an entire installation's remediation costs. These models can be applied to our Korean installations to rapidly provide decision-makers with cost estimates that can be used for formulating a remediation strategy that meets mission requirements while responding to evolving domestic and international conditions.

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