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


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: Construction management | Infrastructure construction | Systems management | Business organizations | Seasonal variations | Construction methods | Employees | Financing

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