REDUCING COSTS IN URBAN TRANSPORTATION CONSTRUCTION

This paper describes an in-depth research study to evaluate the current and projected state of productivity in the construction of transportation facilities and explores improved mechanisms for implementing transportation construction innovations. At this stage it is evident that some of the major obstacles that impact costs, reduce productivity, and inhibit the implementation of innovations result from:(1)Decisions made and policies set during the planning and design phases; (2)the contractual and organizational structure chosen for project administration; and (3)delays and cost increases resulting from third-party intervention. There are also opportunities for further improvements through wider and more effective use by construction contractors of management techniques that have already proven to be successful.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  USA  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Fondahl, J W
    • Paulson Jr, B C
    • Parker, H W
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

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  • Accession Number: 00195078
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1981 12:00AM