Planning Engineering and Construction Projects

by David C. Johnston, (M.ASCE), Principal Engineer; Kimley-Hornand and Associate, Inc., Dallas, TX 75243,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-529-7 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-529-X (ISBN-10), 1986, Soft Cover, Pg. v, 70
22 cm
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Conference information: A Symposium of ASCE Convention | Seattle, Washington, United States | April 8, 1986

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Planning is a recognized element in the success of engineering and construction projects. Two activities at the level of the firm—manpower planning and business planning—also play a major role in the long-term growth and performance of the engineering and construction industry. These proceedings include papers concerning these two important topics. The uncertainties facing engineering and construction firms attempting to compete in today's dynamic markets make manpower planning a challenging task, and a most critical element of effective management. The papers from the session on the value, techniques, and necessity of planning from a business point of view include convincing examples of manpower planning which pays off. The dramatic shifts in the types of facilities which owners now need and in their demands on engineering and construction firms force increased attention to both business planning and project planning. The papers from the session on the business aspects of project management planning give the perspectives of three team members: the owner, the engineer, and the contractor. Each includes examples of planning techniques and management actions which are meeting the challenges of new demands in engineering and construction markets.

Subject Headings: Construction engineering | Construction companies | Project management | Engineering firms | Commercial construction | Owners | Business administration | Construction methods


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