Using Conservation Practice
Component Average Cost Data
The Vermontengineering and agronomic practice component cost
data is a
list of detailed itemized work and material costs.The list is available byVermont zip code.The
state of Vermont is divided into 9 zip code regions.
A majority of the costs are adjusted by region due to varying labor and material costs.
This cost data is only
an estimate of the actual cost of each individual component at the time the data
was gathered. Fluctuations in the component costs will occur based on
inflation and other influences.
To develop a cost estimate
for a specific conservation practice, the user needs to determine the
amounts and types of work and materials (often referred to as a bill of
materials) needed to construct the project.
Once the bill of materials is developed, the user can use the
appropriate zip code region cost table, determine the component name which most
closely relates to the bill of materials, and use the cost per unit associated
with that component name.Cost per
unit is multiplied by the planned amount to be implemented to get a total cost
for the component.All component
costs are then added together to determine the overall practice cost estimate.