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Cost-Effective Housing Systems for Disaster Relief


Report Acceptance Date: December 1974 (66 pages)

Posted Date: February 06, 2012

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This Task Report presents the approach and results of the costeffectiveness analysis of 13 temporary housing systems preselected in Task I-B-2 (Volume 4 ) .

The preceding analysis in Task I identified potentially applicable technology by surveying the entire range of currently available housing systems and screening out those products that did not meet a set of first-level criteria . Systems passing the test of this broad and mainly qualitative analysis were pre-selected for quantitative analysis in this Task.

The "cost per family assisted" for a given housing system was determined to be the best measure for comparing cost-effectiveness. It is defined as the cumulative average cost incurred by the government over the average useful life of a given housing unit divided by the cumulative number of families who used that unit.

This report is part of the collection of scanned historical documents available to the public.

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