This is a brief look at some of the methods that have been developed during the past 50 years to enable engineers, architects, contractors, and other persons associated with the construction industry to plan and analyze construction operations in order to reduce the costs of construction operations and to provide other beneficial services. The developments presented are the critical path method; motion and time studies; time-lapse moving pictures of construction operations; and the use of the theory of queues in determining the most economical methods of performing construction. Construction, although generally not a production line industry, can adopt and has adopted some of the practices of the manufacturing industry, with demonstrated reductions in costs.

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  • Accession Number: 00097027
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE #11371 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM