The Problem with Public Works

by Matthys Levy, Principal; Weidlinger Associate, 333 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10001,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1987, Vol. 57, Issue 3, Pg. 62-64

Document Type: Feature article


This article discusses the reasons that public projects take longer to complete than private projects do. Unencumbered by the laws, regulations and political conflicts that slow public developers down, private developers are able to work much more quickly and efficiently. The author compares several public and private projects and concludes that public developers could serve the public better by adopting some of the private developer's tactics.

Subject Headings: Private sector | Project management | Public private partnership | Laws | Political factors | Dispute resolution

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