This report summarizes the findings and recommendations of 23 separate reports by study teams sponsored by The Business Roundtable's Construction Industry Cost Effectiveness (CICE) Task Force, and the results represent the point of view of owners. The teams analyzed how to make three types of construction more efficient industrial facilities (including oil refineries and chemical-process plants), commercial structures (including office buildings), and power plants. Part One sets forth the myriad difficulties that hinder the construction process and are reducing the productivity of the industry. Part Two reports in capsule form the various steps that the CICE study teams recommend to improve productivity and cost effectiveness and thus to help get more facilities for the money. Necessarily, it is somewhat more detailed and technical than Part One. Some recommendations will meet with broad agreement, others are clearly controversial, at least for some groups involved in construction. All of them, however, have been shaped with a single aim: economic effectiveness. A brief Epilogue suggests what the next steps in the Roundtable's Construction Industry Cost-Effectiveness Project should be. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Summary Report of the Construction Industry Cost Effectiveness Project.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Business Roundtable

    200 Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10166
  • Publication Date: 1983-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 96 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00391415
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1985 12:00AM