Excelling as a Construction Contractor

by Altaf Hussain, (F.ASCE), Civ. Engr.; Ministry of Defense and Aviation, Jiddah, Saudi Arabia,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 4, Pg. 621-629

Document Type: Journal Paper


Nine principles are formulated and stated: (1) integrity; (2) selection and maintenance of the aim (to excel in construction); (3) skill (good organization, management, quality control, training, and procedures); (4) human considerations (personnel selection, utilization, and welfare); (5) responsibility (sense of accountability, cost accounting, and bookkeeping); (6) purposefulness (good impact on the community); (7) foresight (in planning, execution, and expansion); (8) lessons from successes and failures; and (9) acceptability (in time, with the specified quality, and without any unnecessary expenditures).

Subject Headings: Quality control | Contractors and subcontractors | Freight transportation | Maintenance | Spreadsheets | Business organizations | Training | Human factors

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