CONSTRUCTION METHODS IMPROVEMENT BY TIME-LAPSE MOVIE ANALYSIS

CONSTANT AND SYSTEMATIC IMPROVEMENT IN CONSTRUCTION METHODS IS AN AREA FOR POSSIBLE COST REDUCTION THAT CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS CANNOT AFFORD TO OVERLOOK. THE DETAILS OF DAILY OPERATIONS, INCLUDING SELECTION OF METHODS, TOOLS, AND SIZING OF CREWS, ARE OFTEN DELEGATED TO THE CRAFT FOREMAN. IT IS PROPOSED THAT CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SHOULD ASSUME MORE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF IMPROVED PROCEDURES. THE USE OF TIME-LAPSE MOVIES FOR ANALYSIS OF OPERATIONS IS SUGGESTED AS AN ADDITIONAL TECHNIQUE BESIDES THE USES OF STOP-WATCH TIME STUDIES AND COST ACCOUNTING DATA. THE ADVANTAGES OF THIS TECHNIQUE ARE DISCUSSED. AN ACTUAL EXAMPLE INVOLVING ERECTION OF TUBULAR METAL FALSEWORK FOR AN ELEVATED FREEWAY STRUCTURE IS USED TO ILLUSTRATE A MOVIE ANALYSIS STUDY. BOTH EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES ARE DESCRIBED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 41, pp 163-172, 2 FIG, 3 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Fondahl, J W
  • Publication Date: 1962

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 8-12, 1962
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00215418
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1972 12:00AM