Secret to Constructing Pittsburgh's New Busway Within Budget

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1978, Vol. 48, Issue 12, Pg. 72-75

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The owner of Pittsburgh's new South Busway worked hard to create a climate of cooperation, good will, mutual trust, and team work among owner, consulting engineer, contractor, and other parties. But there was also one other important ingredient to constructing the project on-time and within budget: the owner's willingness to assume his fair share of the risks. Among other factors behind the successful management of this project: winning the cooperation and support of the utilities; giving the contractor fast decisions in the field on interpretation of plans and specs, etc; being receptive to contractor suggestions; and treating specs as a guide—not as a rigid bible.

Subject Headings: Budgets | Construction management | Feasibility studies | Pennsylvania | Social factors |

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