Motivating Construction Workers
The paper opens with a review of previous construction motivational studies and an examination of their dated theoretical basis which demonstrate their limited usefulness. The contemporary...

Supervisory Problems in International Construction
The success of supervisors on construction projects is, to a large extent dependent upon their ability to develop effective interpersonal relationships with their subordinates. The task...

Stormwater Detention Facilities
Planning, Design, Operation, and Maintenance
The objective of this conference was to explore issues, define available technology, identify problems, and identify research needs with regard to the planning, design, operation, and...

Work Force Motivation and Productivity on Large Jobs
A Department of Energy sponsored study employing questionnaires and interviews with over 1,300 craftsmen and foreman from eleven power plant projects and a nuclear processing facility...

Motivation in Construction: A Review
The contribution of the reviewed literature to our knowledge of the motivation of construction workers is minimal. It must be concluded that the work examined is the state of knowledge...

Effective Management of Engineering Design
Basic tools and strategies for managing the design function was the focus of the Engineering Management Division's Specialty Conference. Its objective is to have each participant...

Productivity Engineering is Task Management
Productivity is a fashionable word of the 1980s, but the concepts of productivity engineering and the gains made in motivation and organizational behavior are based on many techniques...

Employee Appraisals: Define and Motivate High Standards of Performance
The committee on Engineering Management at the Individual Level (EMIL) conducted a survey of civil engineering consulting firms' employee appraisal programs. The purpose of...

Large Rubble-Mound Breakwater Failures
Failures of some recent large rubble-mound breakwater have motivated a series of investigations into their causes. Opinions have differed widely. It is the purpose of this brief note to...

Improving Motivation and Productivity on Large Projects
Preliminary findings of a Department of Energy sponsored study employing questionnaires and interviews with over 600 craftsmen and foremen from five nuclear power plant construction projects...

Motivating Foremen on Large Construction Projects
Preliminary results on foremen motivation to produce are reported from a study designed to understand the factors reducing morale and productivity of the lower-level supervisors and craftsmen...

Construction Joint Ventures
A construction joint venture is a partnership of contractors who have formed a business alliance for the purpose of undertaking a project. Motivation for such an alliance may be technological...

Remote Sensing that Motivated Community Action

How NFMES Brings Minorities into Engineering
The National Fund For Minority Engineering Students makes four major contributions toward the minority engineering effort's goal of achieving enrollment parity for minorities...

Recruiting and Retaining Minorities in Engineering

The Personalized System of Instruction: Death Knell for the Lecture—
In most universities, teaching methods have not changed substantially since the invention of the printing press 500 years ago. Yet in recent years, some engineering schools have shown...

Energy Conservation: Long-Overlooked Cheap Source of Energy
With a well-organized conservation program, the U.S. could slash present energy consumption 30% to 40% — while still maintaining present living standards. But, to date, the U.S. has failed...

Behavioral Factors in Selection of Technologies
Where a well-known technology is provided to a population that has long been acquainted with its use, the problems of predicting patterns of social behavior are relatively simple. The...

Realizability of Force and Displacement Systems
Motivated by optimization problems in which it is sometimes convenient to neglect constitutive equations and work with force systems that only satisfy equilibrium, the additional constraints...

Management Impacts on Labor Productivity
This paper uses a simplified model of specific building operations in order to recognize and determine basic influences of management on labor productivity. By making continuous on-site...

 

 

 

 

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