Design/Construct Companies — Builders for Industry

by Kneeland A. Godfrey, Jr., (M.ASCE), Editor; Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE World Headquarters, 345 East 47th Street, New York City, NY.,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1977, Vol. 47, Issue 10, Pg. 131-136


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Highlights in the evaluation of design/construct companies. How Koppers is establishing better dialog with all 7,000 professional employees. How Fluor has grown thanks to gutsy hiring policies and in-house management training. Why Pullman-Kellogg, unlikee unlike other D/C's, is a leader in design of chemical processes. Why McKee sees a radical change in the way iron is made. How Austin Co. pioneered innovations in factory buildings. EBASCO's survey of public opinion on nuclear powerplants. How the president of Ford Bacon & Davis, back in depression 1932 reached millions of Americans. How, in 1942 Henry Kaiser created the West Coast's first steel plant — in 9 months. Why in 1959 Catalytic pioneered use of CPM in industrial construction. Stone & Webster's firsts in nuclear power plants. Stearns-Roger's pioneering in getting energy from coal. Finally, Ford Bacon & Davis' firsts in optimizing use of oil and gas pipelines.

Subject Headings: Industries | Construction | Personnel management | Design

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