ERIC Number: ED082274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Construction Management. Educational Facilities Review Series Number 20.
Baas, Alan M.
Replacing the general contractor with a "construction manager" directly accountable to the owner promises greatly improved control over cost and scheduling economies. The construction manager should have special skills in construction, cost analysis, critical path method scheduling, and be familiar with the qualifications of local subcontractors. When coordinated with fast-track scheduling (overlapping phases of design and construction that have traditionally occurred end-to-end) and pre-engineered building systems, construction management not only achieves dramatic savings in time and money, but also insures that the completed building meets the objectives for which it was originally intended. This review surveys many recent journals and several documents previously announced in ERIC catalogs pertaining to the conception and application of construction management for school building programs. The majority of the literature surveyed discusses the nature of the construction management team, emphasizing the need for the educator-client to participate directly in the decisionmaking processes of the building program. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.