MANAGEMENT OF URBAN CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM. VOLUME I: GUIDELINES FOR DEVELOPING A PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLAN

This report is part of a program sponsored by the Office of Rail and Construction Technology of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration. The overall objective of the study is to develop guidelines that can be used by local government authorities, such as transportation, water, and sanitation agencies, in developing sound management plans for the execution of Federally-funded urban construction projects. This report presents the guidelines from the perspective of the Project Manager, since this position carries the responsibilities for design and construction of a particular project, and possibly, for activation and operation of a facility or system. The Building Research Advisory Board (BRAB) Committee developed this study outlining these concerns: 1) developing project management for planning and executing urban construction projects; 2) assigning responsibility, authority, and control in the decision-making process; 3) developing the communication mechanisms and documentation required for implementation of management and construction; and 4) identifying procedures for initiating and developing management plans for urban construction projects. Using information gathered and the knowledge and expertise of its members, the Committee prepared this two-volume report. In this report, Volume I, the Committee sets forth its conclusions and recommendations regarding the purpose of a management plan, the major elements of a management plan, possible alternatives for essential elements, and guidelines for selecting among the alternatives for each element. The Committee made a particular effort to present the guidance in Volume I as concisely as possible without giving detailed procedures of standards for executing a plan. (UMTA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Research Council

    2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20418

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Publication Date: 1981-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00342076
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0100-81-2Final Rpt., DOT-TSC-UMTA-80-48,I
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1728-I
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1981 12:00AM