DEALING WITH CONSTRUCTION PEOPLE -THE PEOPLE SIDE OF CONSTRUCTION PROFITS. IN: PREPARING FOR CONSTRUCTION IN THE 21ST CENTURY, PROCEEDINGS OF CONSTRUCTION CONGRESS '91, SPONSORED BY THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS IN COOPERATION WITH THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF MINING ENGINEERS AND THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, APRIL 13-16, 1991
The people side of producing construction job profits is usually tied to quantitative measures of craft productivity, morale and quests for quality. At the same time that people usually represent the highest single cost figure, they are also considered the most unpredictable, difficult to control and by far the one critical factor that nothing much can be done about. This paper takes another view of the people equation and suggests ways in which the engineering and construction communities can adopt new ways of obtaining profits by changing how they put together the people side of projects. Portions of the background for this paper are based on research by the author for the Construction Industry Institute (CII) Project Organization Task Force.
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New York, NY United States 10017-2398
- Hopper, J R
- Publication Date: 1991
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Construction industry; Construction projects; Human factors; Human resources management; Profits; Quality of work
- Uncontrolled Terms: Human resources
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Construction; Highways; Public Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; I10: Economics and Administration;
- Accession Number: 00619068
- Record Type: Publication
- ISBN: 0-87262-801-9
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 29 1996 12:00AM