Manpower Planning for Construction Administration

by Robert C. Schuster, Washington State DOT, Olympia, WA, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Planning Engineering and Construction Projects

Abstract: Manpower planning is an important aspect of any organization, but is particularly difficult in an activity subject to as many variables as highway construction. This paper outlines a process used in one District of the Washington State Department of Transportation. It includes several options used by the District to level seasonal variations in manpower. A general method to determine the proper level of permanent employees to fit several scenarios of possible funding, schedule delays, etc. , is suggested.

Subject Headings: Infrastructure construction | Project management | Scheduling | Highway and road management | Systems management | Organizations

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