This Handbook sets out guidelines for the costing and procurement of intermediate equipment. These are two key management functions necessary to achieve successful and affordable road works in the limited resource environment typical of economically emerging and developing countries (EDCs). Some of the intermediate equipment items have useful applications or income earning potential in other sectors such as transport and agriculture. The guidelines are primarily intended for local contractors, other enterprises and road authorities to help them improve the procurement and management of equipment items in the road sector.
Petts, R. Handbook of intermediate equipment for road works in emerging economies. Intech Associates, Great Bookham, Surrey, UK (2012) 135 pp.