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ERIC Number: ED049544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Mar-17
Pages: 14
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Management of Time, Cost and Quality in Public Construction Today. (An Idea Whose Time Has Come.)
MacMahon, Charles H., Jr.
This speech reviews some major problems in public construction and focuses on ideas to make the construction process shorter, smoother, and more economical. Construction delays occur in (1) program development -- the initial phase of the project in which owners' needs are sorted out; (2) production of design and construction documents that require approval of various public reviewing agencies; (3) funding; and (4) poor or no management. Poor construction management is considered the major contributor to project time problems. To provide a continuity of project management, the position of construction manager -- a professional level job for a person skilled in all phases of construction who would represent the owners' interests -- is proposed. The functions of this position are outlined, and a graph and three flowcharts illustrate the presentation. (MLF)
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