Mammoth Construction Jobs: How to Speed Them, Cut Costs—

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1978, Vol. 48, Issue 4, Pg. 84-89

Document Type: Feature article


Not a few massive construction projects in such fields as mass transit, water resources, and power plants are suffering greatly from inflated costs and long delays. Among reasons are the imperfect ways in which the parties to the construction process deal with each other. So leading representatives of most or all parties to construction—owners, designers, contractors, labor unions, insurance companies, federal government, and lawyers—were brought together by the Building Research Advisory Board. Based on a copy of the study team's report, plus phone interviews, this article singles out some of the more interesting conclusions and recommendations.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Public transportation | Hydro power | Water resources | Power plants | Building design | Federal government | Construction costs

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