Introduction. This section provides a process for
estimating the cost of glazing systems to aid in evaluating
performance trade-offs. The process addresses costs for cross-
sections, frames, anchorage, installation, and life cycle.
Worksheets are provided to simplify the process.
Cost Estimate Procedure. Figure 34 presents a process
chart and provides a description of the procedure. The procedure
involves determining estimates for three components of and two
operations related to security glazing systems. These estimates
are combined to form a life cycle cost estimate.
The following information is
required for a cost estimate:
a) Glazing systems. This information is determined
using Figure 8 for a selection application or Figure
9 for an evaluation application. This information
is recorded on the Cross-Section Selection worksheet
or the Cross-Section Evaluation worksheet.
b) Worksheets (see Appendix B):
Cross-Section Cost Estimate Procedure. This procedure
assists an analyst in computing an estimate for a cross-section's
material and fabrication costs. Material costs are computed on a
per unit area or per unit length basis. Fabrication costs
account for material size and weight. Figure 35 presents a
process chart and a description of the procedure.
Required Information. The following information is
required for a cross-section cost estimate:
a) Worksheets (see Appendix B):
1) Cross-Section Cost Factor (CSCF)