CE167_Fall_2011_MT1_Review - 1/2 7. Comparison of...

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CE 167: Engineering Project Management Fall 2011 Midterm 1 Study guide NOTE: The list is not exhaustive, and is meant to help guide you to important concepts you should know. I cannot guarantee that concepts not listed here will not be on the exam, but if you understand and can work through the problems in the reader and on your homework, the midterm should not be too much of a surprise. Concepts 1. Public vs. Private Project Funding 2. Contracts and Law a. Offer b. Acceptance c. Consideration d. Privity of Contract e. Third Party Beneficiaries f. Prime Contract g. Statutes vs. Tort Law 3. Project Delivery Systems and Structure a. DB b. DBB c. Turnkey d. CM at Risk e. Professional Construction Manager f. General Contractor g. Designer h. Subcontractors 4. Time Value of Money a. What is it? b. What equation do we use to describe it? 5. Interest a. Nominal b. Effective c. Actual d. Compounding 6. Cash Flow Diagrams a. P, F, A Notation b. Uniform Series (Annual) c. Single-Payment (P or F) d. Chain Rule (BRING CASH FLOWS TO THE SAME TIME!!!) e. Diagrams can be written from the buyer’s or seller’s perspective.
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Unformatted text preview: 1/2 7. Comparison of Alternatives a. Present Worth Comparison b. Annual Worth Comparison c. Break-even Analysis d. Sensitivity Analysis e. Unequal life Common multiples f. Incremental Analysis g. Benefit/Cost Ratios h. Decision Trees i. Expected Value Criteria ii. Expected Value of Perfect Information 8. Life of an Asset a. Physical Life b. Economic Life c. Profit Life d. Accounting or Depreciation Life 9. Inflation a. What is this? b. How do we account for it? 10. Internal Rate of Return (IRR) a. What is this? b. Why would we (not) want to use it? c. Some Cash Flows have multiple IRRs 11. Payback Period a. Simple interest b. We can account for the time value of money with a modification 12. Taxes a. What is considered taxable income? b. Depreciation allowances i. Depreciation is not a real cash flow ii. Straight Line Depreciation c. Book Value d. BTCF e. ATCF 2/2...
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