Implementation of Foreman-Delay Surveys

by Richard L. Tucker, (F.ASCE), Prof. of Construction Engrg. and Project Management; Univ. of Texas, Austin, Tex. 78712,
David F. Rogge, (M.ASCE), Asst. Prof. of Construction Engrg. and Project Management; Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, Oreg.,
William R. Hayes, Manager, Labor Relations, Monsanto Co.; St. Louis, Mo.,
Frank P. Hendrickson, Manager, Engineer - Construction; Monsanto Co., St. Louis, Mo.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 4, Pg. 577-591

Document Type: Journal Paper


The practice of using surveys of construction foremen to make a qualitative and quantitative determination of the job factors resulting in lost time, and the subsequent use of this information as a management tool for the reduction of the magnitude of these factors and the improvement of worker morale is investigated. The development of this process and the current state-of-the-art are considered. Comparative data from eight construction sites are presented. A comparison of costs with potential benefits is provided. Recommendations are made for the effective use of foreman-delay surveys. Specific instructions for performing foreman-delay surveys are given.

Subject Headings: Geomatic surveys | Labor | Information management | Comparative studies | Construction sites | Surveys (non-geomatic) | Construction equipment | Benefit cost ratios

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