James Bay Design and Construction Management

by Peter G. Behr, Asst. to the Pres.; Member of Management Committee, James Bay Energy Corp., Montreal, Quebec, Canada,

Serial Information: Engineering Issues: Journal of Professional Activities, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 2, Pg. 133-146

Document Type: Journal Paper


The James Bay Energy Corporation is a project management team on a very large scale. The main thrust of its efforts contained economies of scale when acting alone, with contracting to highly-skilled private firms. Salient features include: (1)Single organizations with personnel from three other specialized organizations; (2)allocation of detail design work to Quebec firms; (3)delegation of construction management to the various remote jobsites; (4)operation of transportation services; (5)supply and operation of construction camps; (6)utilization of management controls systems linking project costs and schedules; and (7)submittal of annual budgets to provincial government for approval.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Bays | Coastal management | Construction companies | Corporations | Team building | Thrust | Contracts | Quebec | Canada

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