ERIC Number: ED106939
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
New Tactics for Building: Experience/Analysis/Recommendations from the Detroit Public Schools Construction Systems Program.
Cleland, Wallace B., Ed.
This study is focused on organizational and procedural aspects of the Construction Systems Program (CSP), a developmental/demonstration project. The report is derived principally from practical observations by 42 active participants (architects, engineers, contractors, construction managers, owner's staff) in a four-school pilot program. Also included are diagrams that analyze (1) overall program organization, (2) document preparation, and (3) construction scheduling experience. Other graphs and tables plot construction cost experience. This report directs its research to the concerns of various categories of participants through four major phases of building: (1) design and organization, (2) documentation and bidding, (3) control of time and money, and (4) management of construction operations. Particular emphasis is given to problems of contractual relationships and professional responsibilities as influenced by the techniques of systems building. The report concludes with recommendations, particularly for owners utilizing the new methods. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Bids, Building Systems, Construction Costs, Construction Management, Construction Programs, Contracts, Cost Effectiveness, Evaluation, Facility Planning, Organizational Effectiveness, Performance Specifications, Responsibility, Scheduling, School Construction, Systems Approach
Detroit Schools Center, Office of School Housing, 5057 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202 ($4.00; Make checks payable to Detroit Public Schools)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Detroit Board of Education, MI.; Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Office of School Housing.