Engineering and Construction Projects: The Emerging Management Roles

by Dale R. Kern,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-299-9 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-299-1 (ISBN-10), 1982, Soft Cover, Pg. 335

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Conference information: Specialty Conference on Engineering and Construction Projects | New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | March 17-19, 1982

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The papers presented at the specialty conference on emerging management roles in engineering and construction projects focus attention on successful management approaches, and methods of keeping construction projects within budget and on time. Roadblocks to successful professional management goals are covered, including restrictive relationships and liability aspects. Engineering, construction, project, and program management approaches are defined and discussed. Relationships and responsibilities of the professional manager and the general contractor are explored. Application of various management systems and techniques to the scheduling of super projects, management for assembly-line construction, and evolution of integrated project control systems are examined. Alternative management approaches to construction projects are compared. Target markets for engineering services are identified. Suggestions are given for improving project productivity. A procedure is presented whereby performance of construction management may be measured. Case studies are presented for five different types of projects, each with special considerations in project management.

Subject Headings: Construction engineering | Construction management | Management methods | Construction methods | Project management | Highway and road management | Systems management | Control systems


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